On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on October 7

  • 1943 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, dies in the Gulag at 43
  • 1959 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), dies of a heart attack at 38
  • 1963 Grace Darmond, silent screen actress (Below the Surface), dies at 69
  • 1963 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), dies from an internal hemorrhage at 63
  • 1986 Cheryl Crawford, American actress and producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon), dies at 84
  • 1993 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
  • 1993 Kenneth Nelson, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), dies at 63
  • 1994 Paul Swift, American actor (Egg Man in Pink Flamingo), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1999 Deryck Guyler, British actor (Please Sir!, Sykes), dies at 85
  • 2001 Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • 2001 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), dies at 87
  • 2004 Hildy Park, American actress and writer (To Tell the Truth), dies of a stroke at 78
  • 2005 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), dies at 56
  • 2008 Peter Copley, British actor (Victim, Kingdom of Heaven, King & Country), dies at 93
  • 2010 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor (b. 1966)
  • 2011 George Baker, Bulgarian-born British actor (I, Claudius, Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly), dies at 80
  • 2013 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68