On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on March 26

  • 1905 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, dies from syphilis at 55
  • 1923 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), dies at 78
  • 1960 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), dies from a heart attack at 61

Person of interestNoël Coward

1973 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1976 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
  • 1986 Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • 1987 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), dies at 88
  • 1990 International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
  • 2004 Jan Sterling [Jane Adriance], American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), dies of diabetes and a stroke at 82
  • 2011 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Don Payne, American television and screenwriter, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • 2017 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), dies at 69