Deaths in Film & TV on September 23

  • 1956 Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
  • 1960 Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1961 Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71
  • 1970 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • 1971 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • 1972 Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • 1974 Cliff Arquette, American comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
  • 1975 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn), dies at 75
  • 1978 Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
  • 1979 Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
  • 1981 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), dies from heart failure at 82
  • 1985 Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1991 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • 1992 Martin Arsenault, actor (Guilty by Suspicion), dies of an ulcer
  • 1993 William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1994 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
  • 1994 Robert Bloch, screenwriter (Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1997 Shirley Clarke, actress (Cool World), dies at 78
  • 1998 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1999 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 2002 Veteran BBC/Radio Ceylon Broadcaster, Vernon Corea died in New Malden, Surrey, UK at 75
  • 2005 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)