On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on September 18

Person of interestDion Boucicault

1890 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), dies at 67

Actor and Playwright Dion Boucicault
Actor and Playwright
Dion Boucicault
  • 1934 Marie Shotwell, American actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
  • 1949 Frank Morgan, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 59
  • 1968 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • 1968 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • 1973 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • 1974 Edna Best, English actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
  • 1975 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), dies from pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 1992 Lona Andre [Launa Anderson], American actress (Death in the Air, Case of Baby Sitter), dies at 77
  • 1998 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), dies at 95
  • 2004 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • 2008 Humberto Solás, Cuban film director and writer (Lucia), dies at 66

Person of interestSteve Sabol

2012 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 2013 Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), dies from complications from pneumonia at 83