Deaths in Film & TV on October 22

  • 1918 Myrtle Gonzalez, American silent film actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, The Chalice of Courage, Her Great Part), dies from influenza and heart ailment at 27
  • 1981 Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
  • 1984 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • 1986 Ivor Francis, Canadian-American radio, stage, and screen character actor (Dusty's Trail; The Prisoner of Second Avenue), and acting teacher, dies at 67
  • 1987 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1989 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • 1991 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1992 Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • 1992 Red Barber, American baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds 1934–38, Brooklyn Dodgers 1939–53, NY Yankees 1954–66), dies at 84
  • 1995 Mary Wickes [Wickenhauser], American character actress (Father Dowling Mysteries; Sister Act; Dennis The Menace), dies of surgery complications at 79
  • 1995 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, dies at 81
  • 1997 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
  • 2005 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • 2006 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 2006 Richard Mayes, British actor (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 2009 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Soupy Sales [Milton Supman], American comedian, television, and radio personality, dies from cancer at 83
  • 2021 Peter Scolari, American stage and screen Emmy Award-winning actor (Newhart - "Michael"; Girls - "Tad"; Bosom Buddies - "Henry"), dies of cancer at 66 [1]