Deaths in Film & TV on October 13

  • 1905 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895) and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, dies at 67
  • 1917 Florence La Badie, American actress
  • 1948 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 1953 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), dies from lung cancer at 50
  • 1961 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia) American filmmaker dies of a brain hemorrhage aged 44
  • 1961 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), dies at 66
  • 1966 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1968 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62

Person of interestEd Sullivan

1974 Ed Sullivan, American television host (The Ed Sullivan Show), dies of esophageal cancer at 73

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1979 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1981 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • 1987 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1989 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), dies at 87
  • 1990 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 1991 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • 1992 Hughes Rudd, American news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
  • 1993 Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1996 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George, Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • 2000 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
  • 2002 Keene Curtis, American character actor (The Rothschilds, Cheers, Amanda's), dies at 79
  • 2002 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), dies in a house fire at 84
  • 2009 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), dies at 82
  • 2011 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • 2012 Gary Ennis Collins, American film and television actor, dies from natural causes at 74