Deaths in Film & TV on September 15

  • 1930 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), dies from a heart attack at 48
  • 1937 Clifford Heatherley, English actor (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
  • 1963 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), dies at 69
  • 1967 Eva McKenzie, American actress (Virtuous Husband), dies at 78
  • 1979 Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), dies at 63
  • 1979 Tommy Leonetti [Tomaso Lionetti], American singer ("Free"), songwriter ("My City of Sydney"), and actor (Gomer Pyle, USMC), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1981 Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • 1981 Sara Haden, American actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83
  • 1986 Virginia Gregg, American actress (Little Women), dies at 69
  • 1991 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • 1991 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • 1994 Mark Stevens, American actor (Big Town, Martin Kane, Private Eye), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1996 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • 2000 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), dies at 76
  • 2001 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), dies at 90
  • 2005 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89
  • 2006 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • 2006 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Brett Somers [Audrey Johnston], Canadian-American actress (The Odd Couple - "Blanche Madison"), and TV personality (Match Game), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2007 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (Red Norvo; Teddy Wilson; CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), dies of kidney disease at 85
  • 2011 Frances Bay, Canadian-American character actress (Twin Peaks - "Mrs. Tremond"), dies of pneumonia at 92
  • 2017 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer ,dies at 91
  • 2018 Dudley Sutton, British stage and screen actor (Leather Boys; Brimstone & Treacle; Lovejoy - "Tinker Dill"), dies of cancer at 85
  • 2022 Eddie Butler, Welsh rugby union #8 (16 caps; Cambridge University RFC, Pontypool RFC), journalist (The Observer Sport, The Guardian) and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 65