Deaths in Film & TV on March 31

  • 1951 Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
  • 1957 Gene Lockhart, NYC actor (Going My Way), dies at 65
  • 1967 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies from cancer at 66
  • 1971 Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
  • 1972 Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • 1974 Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57
  • 1978 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68
  • 1983 Stephen Murray, English actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70
  • 1986 Jerry Paris, director, actor (Jerry in The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
  • 1993 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • 1993 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75
  • 2002 Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
  • 2003 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), dies following a stroke at 84
  • 2008 Jules Dassin, American film director (b .1911)
  • 2010 Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2016 Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), dies at 85
  • 2016 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), dies of pneumonia at 96