On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on September 9

  • 1951 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • 1952 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • 1966 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1967 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • 1969 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1973 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • 1975 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • 1975 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1975 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • 1977 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), dies at 73
  • 1980 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), dies at 78
  • 1989 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1991 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1993 David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies
  • 1994 Patrick O'Neal, American actor (Under Siege, The Stepford Wives, King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • 1996 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), dies at 66

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

1997 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • 1999 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
  • 2003 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), dies at 52
  • 2006 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2012 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2016 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79