On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on September 14

  • 1936 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • 1959 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), dies from a heart attack at 45
  • 1966 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • 1966 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • 1969 James Anderson, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1974 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), dies at 66
  • 1974 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies from heart failure at 71

Person of interestGrace Kelly

1982 Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

1984 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise), dies from a traffic accident at 77

Actress Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
  • 1988 Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • 1991 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1992 David Jones, actor, commits suicide (had terminal cancer) at 76
  • 1995 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), dies of heart failure at 75
  • 1996 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • 1999 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • 2002 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Son), dies of complications from diabetes at 81
  • 2005 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • 2006 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, dies from multiple myeloma at 80
  • 2006 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 57
  • 2009 Henry Gibson, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), dies at 73