Deaths in Film & TV on October 10

  • 1630 John Heminges, English actor and member of The Kings Men, editor of Shakespeare's First Folio, dies at 63
  • 1940 Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor (I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now), dies at 63
  • 1947 [Joseph Jacinto] Jo Mora, Uruguayan-born American cartoonist, cowboy and illustrator who lived with the Hopi tribe and wrote extensively of his experiences, dies at 70
  • 1964 Eddie Cantor, American comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • 1964 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • 1968 Wilhelmina Johanna "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress and acting teacher (GoetheJane Eyre), dies at 71
  • 1971 Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American character actor, (World Without End; The Time Tunnel), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1975 Lillian Walker {Wolke] American silent era actress and film producer (An Embarrassment of Riches), dies at 88
  • 1977 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), dies at 47
  • 1980 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49

Ralph RichardsonRalph Richardson (1902-1983)

English actor (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago), dies of a stroke at 80

Orson WellesOrson Welles (1915-1985)

American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner (1920-1985)

Russian-Swiss Tony and Academy Award-winning stage and screen actor (The King and I; The Ten Commandments), dies of lung cancer at 65

  • 1990 Carlos Thompson, actor (Mistress of the World), dies at 67
  • 1992 James Seay, actor (Amazing Colossal Man), dies at 78
  • 2002 Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love!), dies in a fire at her home at 54

Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve (1952-2004)

American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), dies of an adverse reaction to an antibiotic at 52

  • 2013 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94