Deaths in Film & TV on March 3

  • 1948 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), dies at 51

Lou CostelloLou Costello (1906-1959)

American comedian and actor (The Abbott and Costello Show; Who's On First?), dies of a heart attack at 52

  • 1960 Sammy White, American comedian and actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • 1966 Alice Pearce, American Emmy Award-winning comedienne and actress (On the Town; Bewitched - "Mrs. Kravitz" (the 1st one)), dies from ovarian cancer at 48
  • 1966 William Frawley, American vaudeville, silent and sound screen actor (I Love Lucy - "Fred"; My Three Sons - "Bub"; Miracle on 34th Street), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1974 Barbara Ruick, American actress (Carousel; Fearless Fagan), dies of an aneurysm at 43
  • 1974 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1977 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), dies at 93
  • 1987 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 1988 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • 1988 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • 1992 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 1992 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1994 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1994 Ezra Stone [Chaim Feinstone], American director, actor and producer (My Living Doll, Henry Aldrich), dies in a road accident at 76
  • 1999 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 72
  • 2001 Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2003 Horst Buchholz, German actor (Magnificent 7; Raid on Entebbe), dies at 69
  • 2004 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2007 Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist and creator of "La Linea" animated cartoons, dies at 87
  • 2009 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charlie Chaplin (Limelight, Adding Machine), dies at 82
  • 2011 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), dies at 98
  • 2012 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94
  • 2012 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), dies at 82
  • 2018 David Ogden Stiers, American stage and screen actor (M*A*S*H, 1977-83 - "Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III"; Lilo & Stitch), dies of bladder cancer at 75
  • 2022 Tim Considine, American actor (Spin & Marty; My Three Sons, 1960-65 - "Mike"), and photographer, dies at 81