Deaths in Film & TV on March 29

  • 1973 Melville Cooper, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Father of the Bride), dies of cancer at 76 [1]
  • 1974 Andrea Checchi, Italian actor (The Lady Without Camelias, Two Anonymous Letters), dies of periarthritis at 57
  • 1974 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), dies at 71
  • 1982 Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1986 Harry Ritz [Joachim], American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie), dies at 78
  • 1986 Paul Grimault, French animator (Le Roi et l'oiseau - The King and the Bird), dies at 89
  • 1989 Bernard Blier, French character actor (Les Miserables; Women & War), dies at 73
  • 1991 Matt Bennett, American actor (Hickey & Boggs; The Unholy Rollers), dies of a brain tumor at 57

Paul HenreidPaul Henreid (1908-1992)

Austrian-American actor (Casablanca, Now, Voyager), dies at 84

  • 1994 Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers], British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), dies at 72
  • 1994 Paul Grimault, French animator (Le Roi et l'oiseau), dies at 89
  • 1997 Eddie Ryder, American actor (General Hospital, Up Yours), dies at 74
  • 1997 Ellen Pollock, British actress (Wicked Lady, Fake), dies at 94
  • 2002 Rico Yan, Philippine film & TV actor (Gimik), dies of acute pancreatitis at 27
  • 2005 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2007 Calvin Lockhart [Bert Cooper], Bahamian-American stage and actor (Cotton Goes to Harlem), dies from stroke complications at 72
  • 2009 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
  • 2009 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), dies at 84
  • 2016 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, dies at 59
  • 2016 [Anna Marie] "Patty Duke", American Academy and Emmy awarding actress (The Miracle Worker; The Patty Duke Show), and mental health advocate, dies at 69
  • 2018 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • 2020 Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), dies of COVID-19 at 70