On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on November 20

  • 1968 Cathy Lewis, American actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1968 Helen Gardner, American silent film actress (Sandra), dies at 84
  • 1982 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, dies of cancer at 43
  • 1983 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), dies at 83
  • 1983 Richard Loo, American actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest at 80
  • 1989 Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 1991 Gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies at 82
  • 2003 Robert Addie, British actor (cancer) (b. 1960)
  • 2003 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies from emphysema at 83
  • 2003 Kerem Yilmazer, Turkish actor (b. 1945)

Person of interestRobert Altman

2006 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 2009 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, dies at 94
  • 2015 Keith Michell, Australian actor and theater director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), dies at 88
  • 2015 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2018 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • 2019 Michael J Pollard [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), dies from cardiac arrest at 80