Deaths in Film & TV on November 1

  • 1925 Max Linder [Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle], French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck: Max Prend un Bain), commits suicide at 41
  • 1926 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1927 Florence Mills [Winfrey], American cabaret singer, dancer and comedian, known as 'the Queen of Happiness', dies of tuberculosis at 31
  • 1961 Joan McCracken, American stage and screen actress, dancer and comedienne (Oklahoma!; Claudia: Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1967 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
  • 1974 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), dies at 75
  • 1975 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1982 James Broderick, American actor and director (Dog Day Afternoon, Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1982 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88

Phil SilversPhil Silvers (1912-1985)

American comedian and actor (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), dies in his sleep at 73

  • 1994 Jan Wegter, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943), dies at 64
  • 1994 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies of a cerebral thrombosis, at 81
  • 1999 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • 2005 (Lyle) "Skitch" Henderson, British-American pianist and orchestra leader (NBC Radio; NBC Television; New York Pops), dies at 87
  • 2005 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2006 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), dies at 82
  • 2007 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), dies of Congestive heart failure at 78
  • 2015 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), dies at 73