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, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
  • 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 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1984 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • 1994 Guus Verstraete Sr, Dutch actor/dir (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79

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1994 John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

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  • 1997 Carey Loftin, American actor (The Deer Hunder, The Goonies), dies at 83
  • 1999 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Claire Davenport, English actress (b. 1933)
  • 2002 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • 2003 S├ębastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2008 Elena Nathanael, Greek film actress (b. 1941)
  • 2008 Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Semka Sokolovic-Bertok, Yugoslavian-born Croatian actress (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Yvon Cormier, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2009 Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 2009 Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
  • 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)
  • 2010 Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)