On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on November 3

  • 1960 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), dies at 59
  • 1966 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • 1973 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), dies from a stroke at 66
  • 1973 Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1977 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), dies at 82

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1990 Mary Martin, American actress (Peter Pan), and Larry Hagman's mom, dies of cancer at 76

Actress Mary Martin
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  • 1990 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), dies of leukemia at 62
  • 1992 John H Davis, actor (Our Gang), dies of respiratory failure at 78
  • 1993 William Lanteau, actor (On Golden Pond), dies at 70
  • 1993 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), dies at 65
  • 1994 Dennis C Ott, American actor (Star Trek 3/4), dies of AIDs
  • 1995 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66
  • 1995 (Sidney Edward) "Eddie" Pola [Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • 1998 Bob Kane, American comic artist and Batman co-creator, dies at 83
  • 1998 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), dies at 76
  • 1999 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
  • 2001 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • 2002 Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), dies at 87
  • 2018 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 74
  • 2020 John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), dies of a heart attack at 67