On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on October 2

  • 1955 O B Clarence, English actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies at 85
  • 1956 George Bancroft, American actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • 1962 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 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, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), dies of leukaemia at 58
  • 1985 Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), dies of AIDS-related complications at 59
  • 1985 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • 1987 Madeleine Carroll, English actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
  • 1993 William Berger, Austrian American actor (Face to Face, Adventure of Hercules), dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • 1994 Harriet Nelson [Peggy Lou Synder], American actress, dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • 1994 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 1998 Gene Autry, American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, performer and business tycoon (owner LA/California/Anaheim Angels MLB team 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • 2005 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • 2005 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • 2006 Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2006 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), dies at 73
  • 2007 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), dies at 79
  • 2008 Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress (b. 1968)