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, American actress (I Married Joan - "Beverly"; Some Like It Hot), dies in a house fire at 30
  • 1967 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of This Earth; Dick Tracy's Dilemma; Sky Dragon),, dies of 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
  • 1984 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • 1984 Walter Woolf King, American stage and screen baritone, character actor (Golden Dawn; A Night at the Opera; Swiss Miss), and actor's agent, dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 1991 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of 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 actor (The Flintstones - "Bamm-Bamm"; The Jetsons - "Astro"; Scooby-Doo), dies of stroke complications at 71
  • 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 Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), dies at 89
  • 2014 Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), dies from breast cancer at 66

Maureen O'HaraMaureen O'Hara (1920-2015)

Irish-American actress (Miracle on 34th Street; The Quiet Man; Only The Lonely), and singer, dies at 95

  • 2017 Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), dies at 89
  • 2022 Leslie Jordan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Will & Grace - "Beverly"), and writer, dies in a car crash at 67
  • 2022 Tomasz Wójtowicz, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976; World C'ship gold 1974; Legia Warsaw, Santal Parma) and broadcaster, dies at 69