On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on September 25

  • 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, comedienne/actress (Swing Time, Top Hat), dies
  • 1961 Frank Fay, American vaudeville comedian and actor (God's Gift to Women), dies at 69
  • 1975 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), dies at 68
  • 1978 Claire Adams, 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, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81

Person of interestMary Astor

1987 Mary Astor [Lucile Langhanke], American Academy Award-winning actress (The Great Lie; Meet Me In St Louis; The Maltese Falcon), dies of emphysema at 81

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • 1987 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81
  • 1991 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), dies at 79
  • 1994 Kitty Masters, actress, dies at 92
  • 1995 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • 1997 Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
  • 2003 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler, dies at 36
  • 2005 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2010 Art Gilmore, American actor (b. 1912)

Person of interestAndy Williams

2012 Andy Williams, American singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show), dies from bladder cancer at 84

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