On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on October 31

  • 1945 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), dies at 66
  • 1963 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), dies at 69
  • 1965 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53
  • 1975 Joseph Calleia, Maltese-American actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
  • 1976 Linda Watkins, American actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68
  • 1977 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1984 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
  • 1985 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), dies at 72
  • 1988 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
  • 1991 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), dies of cancer at 97
  • 1991 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • 1991 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)

Person of interestFederico Fellini

1993 Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

Film Director and Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film Director and Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

Person of interestRiver Phoenix

1993 River Phoenix, American actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

  • 1994 Jole Silvani [Niobe Quaiatti], Italian actress (La citta' Delle), dies
  • 1995 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1996 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2000 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (A View From the Bridge), dies at 86
  • 2005 Mary Wimbush, British actress (Oh! What a Lovely War, The Archers), dies at 81
  • 2012 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, dies from health complications at 83
  • 2015 Gregg Palmer [Palmer Edvind Lee], American actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), dies at 88
  • 2016 Tammy Grimes, American stage actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 82

Person of interestSean Connery

2020 Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films, Indiana Jones), dies at 90