Deaths in Film & TV on September 27

  • 1886 John Esten Cooke, American novelist (The Virginia Comedians) and Confederate States Army, dies at 55
  • 1948 Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding;, Big Blockade), dies from ill health at 64

Clara BowClara Bow (1905-1965)

American silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), dies at 60

  • 1969 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81
  • 1975 Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
  • 1977 Willis Bouchey, American character actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 70
  • 1979 Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
  • 1981 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), dies at 77
  • 1985 Lloyd Nolan, American actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1990 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, Russian-Soviet composer of popular songs and film music ("Katyusha"), dies at 87
  • 1991 Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • 1992 Keith Prentice, American actor (Boys in the Band), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1992 Ray Gill, American actor (Prelude to a Kiss), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 1994 Gerald Bledsoe, American broadcaster (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1994 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, dies at 69
  • 2003 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 78
  • 2005 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • 2009 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2012 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), dies at 95
  • 2013 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), dies at 83
  • 2015 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), dies at 85
  • 2015 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), dies at 89
  • 2017 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy; Topper; General Hospital), dies at 94
  • 2020 Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress (Miss Sherlock), dies at 40