Deaths in Film & TV on October 2

  • 1955 O B Clarence, actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies
  • 1956 George Bancroft, American actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • 1962 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
  • 1973 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), dies at 69
  • 1975 Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
  • 1985 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58
  • 1985 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
  • 1985 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • 1987 Madeleine Carroll, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
  • 1994 Harriet Nelson, American actress, dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • 1998 Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • 2006 Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress (b. 1968)