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 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), 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, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • 1989 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), dies at 74
  • 1991 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies

Person of interestShirley Booth

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

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
  • 1995 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 87
  • 1996 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • 1997 Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company, The Relic, Ropers), dies of complications from leukemia at 79
  • 1997 Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1999 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), dies at 78
  • 2000 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), dies at 77
  • 2003 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, dies at 88
  • 2005 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • 2005 Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), dies at 83
  • 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
  • 2017 Roy Dotrice, British actor (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Amadeus) and narrator (A Song of Ice and Fire), dies at 94