Deaths in Film & TV on October 16

  • 1822 Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, dies at 98
  • 1966 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), dies at 67
  • 1972 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • 1978 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62
  • 1981 Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
  • 1984 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • 1984 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1985 Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • 1989 Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • 1991 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies

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1992 Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94

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  • 1996 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • 1997 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), dies at 79
  • 1999 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), dies at 78
  • 2003 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1915)
  • 2005 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • 2006 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (From Here to Eternity, The King and I) dies at 86
  • 2010 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), dies at 94
  • 2013 Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • 2017 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, dies at 51