On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on November 12

  • 1757 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
  • 1933 James T. Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), dies at 79
  • 1939 Oscar [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor and director (Pink Kate), dies at 59
  • 1962 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), dies from a heart ailment at 55
  • 1974 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), dies of a heart attack at 50

Person of interestWilliam Holden

1981 William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • 1990 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • 1990 Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • 1991 Diane Brewster, actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • 1992 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1992 David Oliver, actor (Perry Hutchins-Another World), dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992 Eddie Mayehoff, American actor (Hour Glass, That's My Boy, How to Murder Your Wife), dies of natural causes at 83
  • 1993 Anna Stein, actress (Wedding Night), dies of heart attack at 88
  • 2001 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2003 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), dies at 78
  • 2003 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95

Person of interestJonathan Brandis

2003 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), commits suicide at 27

  • 2014 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), dies at 88
  • 2014 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • 2016 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), dies at 106
  • 2017 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94