On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on October 26

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

Person of interestHattie McDaniel

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

Person of interestRobert Evans

2019 Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), dies at 89

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