On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on October 30

  • 1967 Charles Trowbridge, Mexican-American actor (Fatal Hour), dies at 85
  • 1968 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
  • 1968 Ramon Novarro [Jose Samaniegos], Mexican-American actor (Ben-Hur, Mata Hari), is murdered at 69
  • 1981 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies
  • 1984 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
  • 1984 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
  • 1985 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • 1988 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • 1988 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • 1990 Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 1994 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • 1996 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • 1997 Samuel Fuller, American screenwriter and director (Shock Corridor, The Big Red One), dies from natural causes at 85

Person of interestSteve Allen

2000 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2002 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2004 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80

Person of interestRobert Goulet

2007 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2015 Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), dies from illness at 96
  • 2019 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), dies from cancer at 81