Deaths in Film & TV on October 9

  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Show Boat), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 41
  • 1953 James Finlayson, Scottish-American stage, and silent and "talkie" film actor (Laurel and Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1955 Alice Joyce, American 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

Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler (1908-1974)

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

  • 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 a heart attack at 83
  • 1991 Roy Black, German schlager singer and actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies of heart failure at 43
  • 1991 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of a 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

Walter KerrWalter Kerr (1913-1996)

American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, dies of congestive heart failure at 83

  • 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 (Footloose, Steel Magnolias, dies at 74
  • 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 - "Mother Carlson"), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • 2011 Mark Kingston, English actor (Intimate Contact), dies at 77
  • 2012 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2014 Jan Hooks, American comedienne and actress (SNL, 1986-94; Designing Women, 1991-93; 3rd Rock from the Sun, 1996-2000), dies of throat cancer at 57
  • 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
  • 2022 Susan Tolsky, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), dies at 79