On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on November 24

  • 1961 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire; Flat Top; Valley of Gwangi), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 65
  • 1980 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • 1991 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1994 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1995 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 2005 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), dies of kidney failure at 73
  • 2006 Phyllis Fraser [Helen Brown Nichols], American actress, journalist, and co-founder of Beginner Books, dies following a fall at 90
  • 2006 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), dies at 85
  • 2009 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)
  • 2016 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82
  • 2018 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), dies at 72
  • 2019 Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet and critic, dies at 80