On This Day

Actors in History (Part 13)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 7,264

  • 1909-10-29 Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1966)
  • 1909-11-09 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1909-11-11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1909-11-13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1909-11-17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909-12-04 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • 1909-12-09 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor and decorated naval officer (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1909-12-22 Alan Carney [David Boughal], American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Take it from Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1909-12-23 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham, England (d. 2002)
  • 1910-01-01 Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1910-01-05 Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1910-01-08 Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

1910-01-12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 1910-01-18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-01-28 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910-01-28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1910-02-01 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1910-02-03 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (The Sting, Witness, Sleepaway Camp), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • 1910-02-10 Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • 1910-02-17 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1910-02-17 Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (El Dorado, Big Sky, Apache Uprising), born in Gravelly, Arkansas (d. 1979)

Person of interestDavid Niven

1910-03-01 David Niven, British actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

  • 1910-03-03 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1910-03-05 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1910-03-12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • 1910-03-13 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1910-03-16 Norman Wooland, British character actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1910-03-24 Richard Conte, American actor (The Godfather, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1910-03-28 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1910-05-23 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor ("Begin the Beguine"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1910-05-23 Benjamin "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("Television Blues"), and actor (Chico and the Man; The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1910-06-06 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1910-06-09 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1990)
  • 1910-06-18 Avon Long, American actor (Roots: Next Generation, The Sting, Harry and Tonto), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • 1910-06-18 John Nicholas "Dick" Foran, American actor (OK Crackerby, Fort Apache, Winners of the West), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 1979)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

1910-07-04 Gloria Stuart, American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 1910-08-30 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-08 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), born in Le Vésinet, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1994)
  • 1910-09-14 Jack Hawkins, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1910-09-19 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-24 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • 1910-10-08 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1910-10-23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1910-10-27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba (d. 1963)
  • 1910-11-03 Richard Hurndall, British actor (Doctor Who, The Inheritors, It's Murder But Is It Art), born in Darlington, Durham, England (d. 1984)
  • 1910-11-26 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • 1910-12-02 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-07 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • 1910-12-13 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), born in Walters, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
  • 1910-12-22 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1910-12-31 Richard "Dick" Kollmar, American actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), born in Rigewood, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • 1911-01-05 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1911-01-06 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1911-01-06 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1911-01-06 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1911-01-18 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1911-01-30 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], American actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1911-01-31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestRonald Reagan

1911-02-06 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1911-02-11 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), born in Fairfield, Iowa (d. 1946)
  • 1911-03-02 William Hansen, American actor (1776, Pinky, Side Street, Homebodies), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1975)
  • 1911-03-10 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1911-03-11 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1911-03-18 (Lester) "Smiley" Burnette [Burnett], American country music performer, singer-songwriter ("Ridin' Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)"), and actor (Petticoat Junction - "Charlie"), born in Summum, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1911-03-29 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1911-04-02 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1911-04-05 Gordon Jones, American character actor (The Green Hornet, Flying Tigers, Abbott & Costello), born in Alden, Iowa (d. 1963)
  • 1911-04-27 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), born in Ceylon (d. 1972)
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-05-15 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1911-05-26 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 1969)
  • 1911-05-27 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1911-05-30 Douglas Fowley, American actor (Singin' in the Rain, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-09 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-25 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1911-07-14 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1911-07-16 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1911-07-18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1911-07-29 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1911-08-03 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • 1911-08-05 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1911-08-11 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1911-08-12 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1993)
  • 1911-09-20 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch) and actor (Fernwood 2 Night - "Happy Kyne"), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1911-10-03 Michael Hordern, British actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-13 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)
  • 1911-10-20 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1911-10-21 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1911-10-27 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), born in Alameda, California (d. 1986)
  • 1911-11-05 Roy Rogers, American cowboy actor and singer ("Happy Trails"; Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1911-11-10 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), born in Kent, England (d. 1989)
  • 1911-11-11 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), born in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911-11-17 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1911-11-17 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1911-11-24 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1985)
  • 1911-11-30 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 1911-12-08 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

1911-12-09 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

  • 1911-12-17 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1911-12-23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 3,863

  • 1977-09-09 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), dies at 73
  • 1977-09-11 Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • 1977-09-11 Leonard Carey, American actor (Rebecca, Laughter), dies at 90
  • 1977-09-27 Willis Bouchey, American character actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 70
  • 1977-10-10 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), dies at 47

Person of interestBing Crosby

1977-10-14 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1977-10-15 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-18 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • 1977-11-24 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire; Flat Top; Valley of Gwangi), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 65
  • 1977-11-28 Trevor Bardette, American actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape), dies at 75
  • 1977-12-18 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan; Hans Brinker), dies at 80

Person of interestCharlie Chaplin

1977-12-25 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1978-01-11 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • 1978-01-18 Carl Betz, American actor (The Donna Reed Show, Love of Life), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • 1978-01-23 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), dies at 74
  • 1978-01-26 Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby-Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), dies at 72
  • 1978-01-27 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), dies at 79
  • 1978-01-29 Tim McCoy, American actor (Arizona Bound) and soldier, dies at 86
  • 1978-02-18 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), dies at 71
  • 1978-02-28 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies from pneumonia at 66
  • 1978-03-12 John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • 1978-03-25 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
  • 1978-03-27 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
  • 1978-04-03 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • 1978-04-13 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
  • 1978-04-22 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), dies at 76
  • 1978-05-06 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
  • 1978-05-20 Ivan Harold Browning, American stage and screen actor and singer (Shuffle Along - "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), dies at 87
  • 1978-05-28 Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978-06-09 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 1978-06-17 Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
  • 1978-06-20 Karel G Bakker, actor (Coffee House), dies at 66
  • 1978-06-25 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), dies at 27
  • 1978-06-29 Bob Crane, American DJ and actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), murdered at 49
  • 1978-07-03 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 1978-07-17 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
  • 1978-07-31 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
  • 1978-08-26 Charles Boyer, French actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78
  • 1978-08-27 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1978-09-12 Frank Ferguson, American character actor (Gus Broeberg-My Friend Flicka, Eli Carson-Peyton Place), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1978-09-23 Jay Adler, American actor (Macon County Line; Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
  • 1978-10-08 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1978-10-09 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1978-10-16 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), dies of anemia at 62
  • 1978-10-19 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64
  • 1978-11-05 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), dies at 73
  • 1978-11-09 Joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
  • 1978-11-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • 1978-11-16 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), dies at 75
  • 1978-11-28 André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 1978-12-15 Chill Wills, American actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75
  • 1978-12-27 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), dies at 62
  • 1979-01-11 Jack Soo [Goro Suzuki], Japanese-American actor (Flower Drum Song, Barney Miller), dies of esophageal cancer at 61

Person of interestTed Cassidy

1979-01-16 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

  • 1979-01-17 Peter Butterworth, English actor and comedian, dies at 63
  • 1979-01-19 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
  • 1979-01-25 J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
  • 1979-02-01 Mort Marshall [Mortimer Haig Lichtenstein], American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Dumplings), dies of coronary arrest at 60
  • 1979-02-12 Jean Renoir, French film director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion) and actor (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • 1979-02-15 Alex Bradford, American gospel composer and singer (Your Arms Too Short to Box with God), dies of a stroke at 51
  • 1979-02-17 "Bill" William Gargan, American actor (The Bells of St. Mary's, You Only Live Once), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • 1979-03-06 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
  • 1979-03-11 Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
  • 1979-03-19 Albert "Al" Hodge, American actor (Captain Video, Green Hornet), dies at 65
  • 1979-03-19 Richard Beckinsale, English actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
  • 1979-03-22 Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), dies at 78
  • 1979-03-23 Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
  • 1979-03-27 Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
  • 1979-04-04 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), dies at 76
  • 1979-04-09 Staats Cotsworth, American actor (Hamlet, Peyton Place), dies at 71
  • 1979-04-20 Peter Donald, British-born American actor and radio host dubbed "one of radio's great dialecticians" (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
  • 1979-04-24 John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), dies from leukaemia at 72
  • 1979-05-24 Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies
  • 1979-05-26 George Brent, American actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
  • 1979-05-30 Jack Raine, British actor (Quartet), dies at 82
  • 1979-06-01 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), dies at 91
  • 1979-06-02 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
  • 1979-06-04 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), dies at 80

Person of interestJack Haley

1979-06-06 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), dies of a heart attack at 81

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1979-06-11 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85

Person of interestJohn Wayne

1979-06-11 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies of stomach cancer at 72

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • 1979-06-17 Lou Frizzell, American character actor (Summer of '42; Bonanza - "Dusty Rhodes"), dies at 59
  • 1979-06-21 Julian Orchard, English actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
  • 1979-06-22 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • 1979-07-01 Richard Ward, African American actor (Death of a Salesman, Beacon Hill), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1979-07-05 Judson Laire, American stage and screen actor (I Remember Mama - "Papa"; Advise and Consent), dies at 76
  • 1979-07-08 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), dies from a head injury at 66
  • 1979-07-22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • 1979-07-24 Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
  • 1979-07-27 Ettore Manni, Italian actor (Street People, Divine Nymph, Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), accidentally shoots himself at 52
  • 1979-08-06 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1979-08-09 Allan Frank, American actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • 1979-08-10 John Nicholas "Dick" Foran, American actor (OK Crackerby, Fort Apache, Winners of the West), dies at 69
  • 1979-08-23 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), dies at 71
  • 1979-09-02 Felix Aylmer, British actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan), dies at 90
  • 1979-09-15 Tommy Leonetti [Tomaso Lionetti], American singer ("Free"), songwriter ("My City of Sydney"), and actor (Gomer Pyle, USMC), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1979-09-21 John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73
  • 1979-09-25 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 64
  • 1979-09-26 Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (El Dorado, Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies from mouth cancer at 69
  • 1979-09-26 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), dies at 91

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