Deaths in Film & TV on September 25

  • 1924 (Charlotte) "Lotta" Crabtree, American stage actress, comedian (Little Nell and the Marchioness), and philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 1940 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
  • 1946 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), dies at 52
  • 1959 Helen Broderick, American comedienne and actress (Swing Time; Top Hat), dies at 68
  • 1961 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women), dies at 69
  • 1964 Ida Moore, American character actress (Mr. Music; Ma and Pa Kettle; Desk Set), dies at 82
  • 1975 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), dies at 68
  • 1978 Claire Adams, Canadian born silent film actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
  • 1979 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 64
  • 1980 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1984 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies from a stroke at 87
  • 1987 Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81
  • 1987 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81

Mary AstorMary Astor (1906-1987)

American Academy Award-winning actress (The Great Lie; Meet Me In St Louis; The Maltese Falcon), dies of emphysema at 81

  • 1991 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), dies at 79
  • 1995 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • 1997 Sayed ad-Darsh, Egyptian-British Muslim scholar and broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 2003 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler, dies at 36
  • 2003 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2010 Art Gilmore, American actor and announcer, dies at 98

Andy WilliamsAndy Williams (1927-2012)

American pop singer ("Moon River"; "Days of Wine and Roses"), dies from bladder cancer at 84

  • 2017 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 85