Deaths in Film & TV on October 17

  • 1917 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
  • 1921 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
  • 1956 Anne Crawford, British film actor (b. 1920)
  • 1966 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
  • 1970 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1979 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), dies at 81
  • 1979 S J Perelman, US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
  • 1987 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
  • 1991 J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • 1998 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
  • 2000 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2012 Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60
  • 2015 Danièle Delorme, [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), dies at 89
  • 2016 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), dies at 81