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

Victor McLaglenVictor McLaglen (1886-1959)

English actor (The Informer - Academy Award 1935), dies of a 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 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen (1930-1980)

American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of a heart attack after surgery at 50

  • 1984 George Mathews, American stage and screen character actor (The Eve of St. Mark; Glynis - "Chick"), dies of heart disease at 73
  • 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
  • 1995 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • 1995 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2001 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure -"Ruth-Anne"; ER; 7th Heaven), 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
  • 2018 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • 2020 Norm Crosby, American comedian and "Master of the Malaprop" (Liar's Club), dies of heart failure at 93
  • 2021 Dean Stockwell, American stage and screen actor (The Werewolf of Washington; Blue Velvet; Quantum Leap), dies at 85
  • 2022 Leslie Phillips, British stage, screen, and radio actor (Carry On; Harry Potter films), dies at 98 [1]