Deaths in Film & TV on November 4

  • 1932 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), dies of cancer at 41
  • 1967 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore), dies in plane crash at 36
  • 1975 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
  • 1982 Dominique Dunne, American actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23
  • 1982 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • 1982 Talfryn Thomas, Welsh character actor (Dad's Army -"Cheeseman"; Dr. Who), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1984 Merie Earle [Ireland], American film and television character actress (The Waltons - "Maude Gormley"), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
  • 1992 Regina Carrol, American actress (Jessi's Girl), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1995 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1995 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • 1995 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Yes Minister), dies at 68
  • 1997 Richard Hooker [Heister Richard Hornberger], American army surgeon, and novelist (MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors - inspiration for film and TV series), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 2002 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), dies at 72
  • 2003 Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Milt Holland [Milton Olshansky], American drummer, percussionist, ethno-musicologist, and tinkle-ist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle; Bewitched - Samantha's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • 2005 Sheree North, American actress and singer, dies at 73
  • 2007 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton (1942-2008)

American novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker) and filmmaker (Jurassic Park, ER), dies at 66

  • 2010 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer, dies of cancer at 50
  • 2011 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
  • 2015 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2021 (Henry) Lionel Blair [Ogus], Canadian-British choreographer, tap dancer, actor, and television presenter, dies at 92