Deaths in Film & TV on March 4

  • 1852 Nikolai Gogol [Nikolay], Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General), dies at 43
  • 1922 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • 1945 Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
  • 1945 Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1948 Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
  • 1969 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • 1977 Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
  • 1981 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1984 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • 1984 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1991 Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • 1992 Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure
  • 1992 Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61

John CandyJohn Candy (1950-1994)

Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies of a heart attack at 43

  • 1997 Carey Loftin, American actor (Duel, The French Connection), dies at 83
  • 1999 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), dies at 68
  • 2002 Eric Flynn, British actor and singer (b. 1939)
  • 2003 Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (Daily Mail), and broadcaster, dies of cancer at 75
  • 2008 Elena Nathanael, Greek film actress (b. 1941)
  • 2008 Leonard Rosenman, American Academy and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV; Bound for Glory; Sybill), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2008 Semka Sokolovic-Bertok, Yugoslavian-born Croatian actress (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 2009 Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
  • 2010 Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • 2010 Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2010 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • 2019 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), dies at 61

Luke PerryLuke Perry (1966-2019)

American actor (Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale), dies after a stroke at 52

  • 2022 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals, 3 x 100; coach Australian & England Academies) and broadcaster (9 Network), dies following heart attack at 74

Shane WarneShane Warne (1969-2022)

Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets, BB 8/71; 194 ODIs; Victoria CA, Hampshire CCC), dies from a heart attack at 52