Deaths in Film & TV on November 7

  • 1713 Elizabeth Barry, English restoration actress, dies at 55
  • 1943 Dwight Frye, American actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein), dies from a heart attack at 44

Person of interestVictor McLaglen

1959 Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72

  • 1972 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1974 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1979 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • 1979 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53

Person of interestSteve McQueen

1980 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of cancer at 50

  • 1984 George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • 1990 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • 1992 Jack Kelly, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), dies following a stroke at 65
  • 1993 Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994 Carleton Young, American actor (Reefer Madness, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 89
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
  • 1995 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • 1995 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2001 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure, ER, Suddenly Susan), dies of lung disease at 84
  • 2004 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • 2005 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2015 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68