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 silent film actress, dies of injuries from automobile accident at 29
  • 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, American actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62

Ed SullivanEd Sullivan (1901-1974)

American newspaper columnist, and Television Host (The Ed Sullivan Show), dies of esophageal cancer at 73

  • 1979 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1981 Nils Asther 'the male Greta Garbo', Swedish 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, German-Dutch mathematician and director (OW&OC), dies at 85
  • 1991 Donald Houston, Welsh 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, American 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 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), dies in a house fire at 84
  • 2002 Keene Curtis, American character actor (The Rothschilds, Cheers, Amanda's), dies at 79
  • 2009 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American pop singer ("Here in My Heart"), and actor (The Godfather), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 2011 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • 2012 Gary Collins, American actor (6th Sense, Home Show), dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2013 Tommy Whittle, British jazz tenor saxophonist (Ted Heath; BBC Show Band), and bandleader, dies of pneumonia on his 87th birthday
  • 2020 Conchata Ferrell, American actress (LA Law, Two and a Half Men), dies at 77
  • 2021 Ray Fosse, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star, Gold Glove Award 1970, 71 Cleveland Indians; World Series Oakland A's 1973, 74) and broadcaster (Oakland A's NBC), dies of cancer at 74