Deaths in Film & TV on September 4

  • 1938 Clifford Dempsey, American actor (Salute), dies at 73
  • 1975 Walter Tetley, American voice-over actor (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • 1981 Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
  • 1985 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 1985 Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • 1985 Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), dies at 74
  • 1989 Georges Simenon, Belgian born writer and director (Maigret detective novels), dies at 86
  • 1990 Irene Dunne, American actress (Cimarron, Theodora Goes Wild), dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1991 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day) and novelist (The Other), dies of stomach cancer at 65
  • 1992 John van Dreelen [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
  • 1993 Clyde Adler, American writer and voice actor (Soupy Sales Show - "White Fang"; "Black Tooth"), dies at 67
  • 1993 Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (Fantasy Island - Ze plane! Ze plane!), shoots self to death at 50
  • 1995 John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
  • 2006 John Conte, American actor (The Man with the Golden Arm, Lost in a Harem, Mantovani), dies of natural causes at 90

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin (1962-2006)

Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

  • 2009 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), dies at 79
  • 2010 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), dies at 86
  • 2014 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), dies at 90

Joan RiversJoan Rivers (1933-2014)

American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

  • 2018 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 91
  • 2021 Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV & radio 1998-2020), dies of ALS complications at 63
  • 2022 Bo Brundin, Swedish actor (The Rhinemann Exchange; A Baltic Tragedy), dies at 85