Deaths in Film & TV on November 17

  • 1970 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), dies at 69
  • 1971 Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
  • 1971 Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
  • 1974 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
  • 1975 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
  • 1982 Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
  • 1985 Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1986 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
  • 1987 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
  • 1989 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • 1991 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1996 Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54
  • 1998 Esther Rolle, American actress (Good Times, Maude), dies at 78
  • 2004 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
  • 2005 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
  • 2017 Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), dies from natural causes at 91