Deaths in Film & TV on October 26

  • 1941 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), dies at 53

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel (1895-1952)

1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Gone With The Wind -"Mammy"), dies of breast cancer at 57

  • 1955 Anthony Ross [Rosenthal], American stage (Bus Stop), and screen character actor (The Telltale Clue), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1962 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 60
  • 1971 Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Hearts and Spangles; King of the Pack), dies at 76
  • 1971 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71
  • 1984 Gus Mancuso, American baseball catcher (World Series 1931, 33; MLB All Star 1935, 37; NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (Cardinals' radio network), dies from emphysema at 78
  • 1984 Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
  • 1990 William Samuel Paley, American president and CEO of CBS (1928-90), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 1992 Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1994 Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
  • 1994 Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
  • 1999 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 2008 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82

Robert EvansRobert Evans (1930-2019)

American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), dies at 89

  • 2021 Mort Sahl, American stand-up comedian, political satirist, writer, and TV personality (The Big Party), dies at 94 [1]