Deaths in Film & TV on September 20

  • 1721 Thomas Doggett, British comedy actor (Drury Lane Theatre), dies at approximately 51
  • 1927 George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62
  • 1946 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 1949 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • 1956 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies at 85
  • 1959 Olin Howlin, American actor (Gone with the Wind, Them!, Circus Boy), dies at 73
  • 1971 James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59
  • 1973 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1976 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • 1980 Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
  • 1988 Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
  • 1990 Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1993 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • 2003 Gordon Mitchell, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2015 Jack Larson, American playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), dies at 87
  • 2016 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71