Deaths in Film & TV on October 9

  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1955 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), dies at 65
  • 1956 Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), dies at 74
  • 1972 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69

Person of interestOskar Schindler

1974 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
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  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1988 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1990 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 1991 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1994 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1996 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • 1998 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), dies from cancer and collapsed lung at 92
  • 2000 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • 2001 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), dies at 79
  • 2001 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • 2007 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • 2015 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2016 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90
  • 2017 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), dies at 87