Deaths in Film & TV on September 12

  • 1953 Lewis Stone, American actor (The Lost World, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1972 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
  • 1978 Frank Ferguson, American character actor (Gus Broeberg-My Friend Flicka, Eli Carson-Peyton Place), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1980 Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
  • 1982 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), dies at 89
  • 1986 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • 1987 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), dies at 87
  • 1990 Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 101
  • 1991 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), dies at 93

Anthony Perkins

1992 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho; Friendly Persuasion; Fear Strikes Out; Pretty Poison), and singer, dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 60 [1]

  • 1992 Ed Peck, American character actor (Zoot Suit; Bullitt; Happy Days - "Officer Kirk"}, dies of heart attack at 75
  • 1992 Ruth Nelson, American stage and screen actress (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; 3 Women; Awakenings), dies at 87
  • 1993 Charles Lamont, actor and director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • 1993 Harold Innocent, English actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • 1993 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 1994 Tom Ewell [Sam Yewell Tompkins], American actor (Tom Ewell Show, The Seven Year Itch), dies at 85
  • 1995 Jeremy Brett [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
  • 1997 (Stig) "Stikkan" Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 2000 Gary Olsen [Grant], British stage and screen actor (2point4 Children - "Ben"), dies of cancer at 42
  • 2001 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2007 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (Farley, The Elderberries comics), dies at 64
  • 2010 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2020 Barbara Jefford, British stage actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), dies at 90