Deaths in Film & TV on March 27

  • 1959 Grant Withers, American actor (Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Annie), commits suicide with sleeping pills at 54
  • 1967 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), dies at 69
  • 1975 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering; Rookies on Parade), dies following a long illness at 63
  • 1977 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • 1977 Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • 1978 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
  • 1979 Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
  • 1983 James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
  • 1989 May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
  • 1991 Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1991 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • 1991 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • 1992 Anita Colby [Counihan], American model, actress (Mary of Scotland; Cover Girl; Pepsi Cola Playhouse), beauty coach, and inventor (chair-bed), dies of lung disease at 77
  • 1992 Gerry Duggan, Irish-Australian character actor dies at 81
  • 1993 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1995 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70
  • 2000 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2001 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), dies at 88

Billy WilderBilly Wilder (1906-2002)

Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend; Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Dudley MooreDudley Moore (1935-2002)

English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, dies of progressive supranuclear palsy and pneumonia at 66

Milton BerleMilton Berle (1908-2002)

American comedian and TV host (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), dies at 93

  • 2003 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board), dies at 75
  • 2006 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2009 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), dies at 86
  • 2011 Farley Granger, American actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), dies at 85
  • 2012 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), dies from lung disease at 92
  • 2018 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), dies at 85