Deaths in Film & TV on October 18

  • 1961 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1965 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • 1966 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1968 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1973 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • 1975 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1982 Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
  • 1984 Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
  • 1993 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 1997 Nancy Dickerson, American pioneering journalist, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70
  • 2000 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), dies at 74
  • 2000 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singe and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 2002 Kam Fong [Chun], American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 2005 John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, dies at 101
  • 2013 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89