Deaths in Film & TV on September 1

  • 1906 Giuseppe Giacosa, Italian playwright, poet, and librettist (Puccini's "La bohème", "Tosca", and "Madama Butterfly"), dies at 58
  • 1912 Samuel "Sam" van Beem, Flemish actor (Fanfan la Tulipe), dies at 62
  • 1945 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57
  • 1951 Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, dies at 38
  • 1955 Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
  • 1957 Helen Haye [Hay], British stage and silent and sound screen actress (Honour in Pawn; Girl in the Taxi; Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • 1967 James Dunn, American vaudeville performer, stage and screen actor (Bad Girl; Bright Eyes; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies from surgery complications at 65
  • 1969 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • 1977 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer ("Stormy Weather"), dies at 80
  • 1979 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
  • 1981 Ann Harding, actress (When Ladies Meet, Devotion), dies
  • 1984 Howland Chamberlin, American actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
  • 1986 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1987 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), dies at 72
  • 1991 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), dies at 76
  • 1991 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1992 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94
  • 1994 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1995 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun; Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 2003 (Arlington) Rand Brooks, American actor (Gone With The Wind; Rin Tin Tin), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2005 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2008 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)

Tommy MorrisonTommy Morrison (1969-2013)

American boxer (WBO heavyweight title, 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

  • 2015 Dean Jones, American actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), dies at 84
  • 2016 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • 2017 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78