Deaths in Film & TV on October 26

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1952 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57

  • 1962 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 60
  • 1968 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1971 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • 1971 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71
  • 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 actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82