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Actors in History (Part 14)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 7,264

  • 1912-01-03 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)

Person of interestJosé Ferrer

1912-01-08 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • 1912-01-11 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1912-01-20 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • 1912-02-02 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-02-04 James Craig [Meador], American actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1985)
  • 1912-02-05 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1912-02-07 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1912-02-12 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1912-02-18 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1912-02-25 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1912-03-21 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1912-03-22 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • 1912-03-22 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1912-03-25 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), born in Sète, France (d. 1971)
  • 1912-04-05 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), born in Bedford, England (d. 1983)
  • 1912-04-11 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • 1912-04-12 Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn; 16 Fathoms Deep), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1912-04-12 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th; Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1912-04-16 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1912-04-27 Renato Rascel [Ranucci], Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1912-04-29 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota (d. 1977)
  • 1912-05-02 Nigel Patrick, British actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-05-06 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1912-05-09 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1963)
  • 1912-05-11 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2001)

Person of interestPhil Silvers

1912-05-11 Phil Silvers, American comedian and actor (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)

Comedian and Actor Phil Silvers
Comedian and Actor
Phil Silvers
  • 1912-05-23 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1912-05-23 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1998)
  • 1912-05-24 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1912-05-25 Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1912-05-26 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1912-05-30 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), born in Marian Glas, Anglesey, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1912-05-31 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1912-06-12 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • 1912-06-18 Glen Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan, Hold That Co-ed), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1974)
  • 1912-06-18 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1912-06-19 Martin Gabel, American actor (Thief; Marnie; Lady In Cement), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1912-06-23 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), born in Essex, London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1912-07-23 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
  • 1912-08-01 Henry Jones, American actor (Vertigo, Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1912-08-10 Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1912-08-13 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1912-08-21 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), born in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (d. 1995)

Person of interestGene Kelly

1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris; On The Town) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • 1912-08-29 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1912-09-06 Stephen Murray, English actor (Alice in Wonderland), born in Partney, England (d. 1983)
  • 1912-09-15 Ismail Yasseen, Egyptian comedian and actor (Isamil Yassine as Tarzan, Ibn Hamidu), born in Suez, Egypt (d. 1972)
  • 1912-09-24 Donald "Don" Porter, American actor (Gidget, The Ann Sothern Show), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1997)
  • 1912-09-29 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2017)
  • 1912-10-13 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in Prievidza, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1912-10-30 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1912-11-16 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1912-11-18 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), born in Mandan, North Dakota (d. 1996)
  • 1912-11-23 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913-01-05 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1913-01-06 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1913-01-07 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)

Person of interestRichard Nixon

1913-01-09 Richard Nixon, 37th US President (Republican 1969-74) and actor, born in Yorba Linda, California (d. 1994)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1913-01-15 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 1998)
  • 1913-01-19 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), born in Talmage, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1913-01-26 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), born in Nichols, New York, (d. 1996)
  • 1913-01-29 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1913-02-02 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), born in Ganløse, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1913-02-06 John Lund, American actor (High Society, Wackiest Ship in the Army), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1913-02-25 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), born in Saxony, German Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1913-02-25 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1913-03-04 John Garfield [Jacob Garfinkle], American actor (Four Daughters, Body and Soul), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1913-03-13 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), born in Athen, Greeces (d. 1985)
  • 1913-03-15 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1913-03-15 MacDonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1913-03-22 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • 1913-03-29 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1977)
  • 1913-03-30 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], American singer ("Jezebel"; "Rawhide"; "Blazing Saddles"), songwriter ("We'll Be Together Again"), and actor (Bring Your Smile Along), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1913-04-14 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1913-04-16 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1913-04-17 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1980)
  • 1913-04-17 Richard Travis, American actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • 1913-04-18 Albert "Al" Hodge, American actor (Captain Video, Green Hornet), born in Ravenna, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1913-04-20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1965)
  • 1913-04-25 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 2009)
  • 1913-05-01 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1913-05-01 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • 1913-05-04 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal; The Twilight Zone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1913-05-06 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen; Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913-05-06 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1913-05-08 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 1976)
  • 1913-05-22 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, American actor (The Pilgrim Lady, The Triumph of the Rat), born in Los Angeles County, California (d. 1974)

Person of interestPeter Cushing

1913-05-26 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestWalter Kerr

1913-07-08 Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)

Actor and Theatre Critic Walter Kerr
Actor and Theatre Critic
Walter Kerr
  • 1913-07-15 Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • 1913-07-16 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), born in Steinwehr, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1913-07-18 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1913-08-04 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-10 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1913-08-11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), born in Montréal, Québec (d. 1976)
  • 1913-08-12 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1913-08-19 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1913-08-25 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1993)
  • 1913-09-03 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1964)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 3,863

  • 1979-10-13 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1979-10-17 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), dies at 81
  • 1979-11-07 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • 1979-11-07 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • 1979-11-08 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • 1979-11-09 Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1979-11-30 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), dies at 78
  • 1979-12-04 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
  • 1979-12-13 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), dies at 64
  • 1979-12-15 Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
  • 1979-12-25 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1980-01-03 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), dies at 81
  • 1980-01-25 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), dies at 75

Person of interestJimmy Durante

1980-01-29 Jimmy Durante, American actor, comedian and singer known as "the schnozzola" (The Durante-Moore Show, Jimmy Durante Show), dies of pneumonia at 86

Actor and Comedian Jimmy Durante
Actor and Comedian
Jimmy Durante
  • 1980-02-01 Jack Bailey, American actor & TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1980-02-01 Romolo Valli, Italian actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • 1980-02-12 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • 1980-02-13 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • 1980-02-14 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • 1980-02-21 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
  • 1980-02-22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 1980-02-27 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78
  • 1980-03-05 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), dies from a stroke at 67
  • 1980-03-18 "Grishata" Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (At Each Kilometer), dies at 47
  • 1980-03-28 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • 1980-04-14 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • 1980-04-15 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), dies from a massive hemorrhage at 62
  • 1980-04-15 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1980-04-15 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), dies at 75
  • 1980-04-19 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • 1980-05-14 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • 1980-06-07 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • 1980-06-08 Ernst Busch, German singer and actor, dies at 80
  • 1980-06-12 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • 1980-06-23 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamlet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), dies at 83
  • 1980-07-07 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces; The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • 1980-07-17 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68

Person of interestPeter Sellers

1980-07-24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1980-07-24 Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • 1980-07-25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1980-07-26 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1980-07-30 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), dies after falling through a glass shower door at 66
  • 1980-07-31 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), dies of brain cancer at 49

Person of interestStrother Martin

1980-08-01 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • 1980-08-09 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • 1980-08-11 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
  • 1980-08-23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • 1980-09-03 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 1980-09-03 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • 1980-10-06 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
  • 1980-10-10 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 1980-10-28 Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), dies of cancer at 63

Person of interestSteve McQueen

1980-11-07 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of a heart attack after surgery at 50

  • 1980-11-09 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), dies from accidental asphyxiation at 65
  • 1980-11-24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • 1980-12-01 Sam Levene, American Broadway actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
  • 1980-12-25 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), dies at 80
  • 1980-12-29 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), dies from meningitis at 67
  • 1981-01-08 Woody Chamblis, actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • 1981-01-10 Richard Boone, American actor (The Richard Boone Show, Have Gun Will Travel), dies of throat cancer at 63
  • 1981-01-16 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1981-01-21 Allyn Joslyn, American actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
  • 1981-01-25 Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
  • 1981-02-05 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), dies at 73
  • 1981-03-04 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1981-03-05 Paul Horbiger, actor (3rd Man), dies at 86
  • 1981-04-04 Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
  • 1981-04-26 Jim Davis, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65
  • 1981-05-18 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), dies at 73
  • 1981-05-21 Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
  • 1981-05-24 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), dies from pneumonia at 85
  • 1981-06-05 Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
  • 1981-06-09 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), dies from pneumonia at 68
  • 1981-06-18 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), dies at 86
  • 1981-07-01 George Voskovec [Jirí Wachsmann], Czech actor (12 Angry Men, Somewhere in Time), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 1981-07-02 Robert Emmett Keane, actor (Rookie Cop, Red Dragon), dies
  • 1981-07-03 Ross Martin [Martin Rosenblatt], Polish-American actor (Mr Lucky, The Wild Wild West), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1981-07-07 Keefe Brasselle [John Brasselli], American actor (The Eddie Cantor Story, Be Our Guest), dies of liver disease at 58
  • 1981-07-08 Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
  • 1981-07-25 Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69
  • 1981-08-04 Melvyn Douglas [Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg], American actor (Hud, Being There, Ghost Story), dies at 80
  • 1981-08-21 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), dies from a stroke at 70
  • 1981-09-04 Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
  • 1981-09-11 Frank McHugh, american actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), dies at 83
  • 1981-09-15 Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • 1981-09-21 Nigel Patrick, actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 1981-09-23 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), dies from heart failure at 82
  • 1981-09-27 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), dies at 77
  • 1981-10-13 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • 1981-10-15 Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies at 71
  • 1981-10-16 Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
  • 1981-10-22 Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
  • 1981-10-27 John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 82

Person of interestWilliam Holden

1981-11-12 William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • 1981-11-16 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), dies at 78
  • 1981-11-25 Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from colon cancerr at 74
  • 1981-11-30 Robert H Harris, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 72
  • 1981-12-20 Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
  • 1981-12-27 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), dies at 82
  • 1981-12-30 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959)

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