Deaths in Film & TV on March 30

  • 1966 Erwin Piscator, German theater and film director (Nathan the Wise; Revolt of the Fishermen), dies at 72
  • 1968 Bobby Driscoll, American Academy Juvenile Award-winning actor (Song Of The South; The Window), dies of heart failure at 31 [date reflects discovery of his body in a deserted NYC tenement]
  • 1971 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • 1972 Peter Whitney, American actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • 1976 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Dutch actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
  • 1977 Abdel Halim Hafez [Shabana], Egyptian singer and actor, dies of liver failure due to schistosomiasis (parasitic flatworm infection) at 47
  • 1985 Harold Peary, American actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of a heart attack at 76

James CagneyJames Cagney (1899-1986)

American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 86

  • 1991 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • 1992 Art Hannes, American actor and announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • 1996 Hugh Falkus, British filmmaker and naturalist, dies at 78
  • 1997 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, dies at 64
  • 1998 Ramsay Ames [Phillips], American actress, model and dancer (The Mummy's Ghost; Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 1999 Gary Morton [Morton Goldaper], American comedian, television producer, studio executive (Desilu), and second husband of Lucille Ball, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • 1999 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train; Escape to Witch Mountain), dies at 75
  • 2003 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), dies at 52
  • 2004 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), dies at 95
  • 2004 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide, and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2014 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • 2018 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, dies at 89