Deaths in Film & TV on September 4

  • 1938 Clifford Dempsey, actor (Salute), dies at 73
  • 1975 Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (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
  • 1990 Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1991 Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • 1991 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day), dies of stomach cancer at 65
  • 1992 John van Dreelen, [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
  • 1993 Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
  • 1995 John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42

Person of interestSteve Irwin

2006 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 2006 John Conte, American actor (The Man with the Golden Arm, Lost in a Harem, Mantovani), dies of natural causes at 90
  • 2009 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), dies at 79

Person of interestJoan Rivers

2014 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 2014 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), dies at 90