Deaths in Film & TV on October 24

  • 1930 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • 1947 Dudley Digges, Irish actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, The Invisible Man), dies at 68
  • 1958 Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
  • 1963 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
  • 1967 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), dies rom a heart attack at 63
  • 1981 Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
  • 1982 James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
  • 1983 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • 1984 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • 1984 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
  • 1991 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • 1993 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • 1994 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
  • 1997 Don Messick, American cartoon voice (Scooby-Doo, Bamm Bamm Rubble), dies at 62
  • 2002 Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), dies from injuries at 84
  • 2005 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, dies at 79
  • 2012 Anita Bj√∂rk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), dies at 89
  • 2015 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2017 Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), dies at 89