On This Day

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

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

1992 Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), dies from AIDS at 60

  • 1992 Ed Peck, actor (Zoot Suit, Bullitt), dies of heart attack at 75
  • 1992 Ruth Nelson, actress (Awakenings, 3 Women), 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 "Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 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)