Deaths in Film & TV on September 17

  • 1948 Lillian Braithwaite, British actress (Man About the House), dies at 75
  • 1951 Gelett Burgess, American humorist and author (The Purple Cow), dies at 85
  • 1972 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
  • 1974 André Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter and cartoonist, dies at 90
  • 1984 Richard Basehart, American actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
  • 1986 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1987 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
  • 1992 Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's Whore), dies after illness at 87
  • 1994 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), dies at 82
  • 1995 Grady Sutton, American actor (The Bank Dick; The Pruitts of Southhampton), dies at 89
  • 1997 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84

Paula YatesPaula Yates (1960-2000)

English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41

  • 2003 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • 2014 China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress, filmmaker and writer, dies at 92
  • 2016 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), dies at 73
  • 2017 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies of throat cancer at 72
  • 2019 Corrine "Cokie" Roberts, American journalist, pioneering newscaster (ABC; NPR; PBS), and author, dies of with metastatic breast cancer at 75