Deaths in Film & TV on March 27

Person of interestSusan Blow

1916 Susan Blow, American educator who pioneered kindergarten education and was known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten", dies at 72

Educator and Kindergarten Director Susan Blow
Educator and Kindergarten Director
Susan Blow
  • 1959 Grant Withers, American actor (Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Annie), commits suicide with sleeping pills at 54
  • 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, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), dies of lung disease at 77
  • 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
  • 2002 Milton Berle, American actor and comedian, dies at 93

Person of interestDudley Moore

2002 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Person of interestBilly Wilder

2002 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend, Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 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
  • 2012 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), dies from lung disease at 92