Deaths in Film & TV on November 19

  • 1899 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 1922 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1924 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1956 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), dies from a lung ailment at 53
  • 1959 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • 1960 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • 1983 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • 1985 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1991 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 1992 Diane Varsi, actress (Allison-Peyton Place, Bloody Mama), dies at 54
  • 1993 Dorothy Revier, actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89
  • 1994 Dedrick Gobert, US actor (Boyz 'n the Hood), shot to death at 22
  • 1995 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, dies at 83
  • 2004 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2014 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2017 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), dies at 86