Actors in History (Part 17)

Events in Film & TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 6,926

  • 1918-05-15 Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2009)
  • 1918-05-18 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), born in Mogliano, Marche, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1918-06-03 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918-06-06 Richard Crane,American character actor (Surfside 6, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger), born in New Castle, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1918-06-08 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • 1918-06-09 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1969)
  • 1918-06-10 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), born in Shoreditch, London (d. 2009)
  • 1918-06-13 Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), born in Foraker, Shidler, Oklahoma (d. 1996)
  • 1918-06-18 Bob Carroll, American screen writer (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1918-06-22 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1918-06-25 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1918-07-06 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1918-07-08 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1918-07-16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippine Islands (d. 1989)
  • 1918-08-03 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1918-08-03 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1918-08-05 Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me in St. Louis, Warlock), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1918-08-17 Mort Marshall [Mortimer Haig Lichtenstein], American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Dumplings), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1918-08-25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1918-09-05 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1918-09-14 Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • 1918-09-21 Rand Brooks [Arlington Rand Brooks Jr.], American actor (Gone with the Wind, Rin Tin Tin), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1918-09-27 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • 1918-09-29 Don Castle, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1918-10-07 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
  • 1918-10-08 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1918-10-13 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1918-10-13 Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1951)
  • 1918-10-18 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1918-10-20 Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1918-10-23 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1978)

Person of interestArt Carney

1918-11-04 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Art Carney
  • 1918-11-04 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1918-11-06 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), born in Bristol, England (d. 1991)
  • 1918-11-11 Stubby Kaye [Bernard Solomon Kotzin], American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1918-11-24 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), born in Carroll County, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • 1918-11-30 Efren Zimbalist Jr, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1918-12-15 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1918-12-22 Frankie Darro [Frank Johnson], American actor (Radio Ranch, Wild Boys of the Road, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1918-12-23 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), born in Indore, India (d. 2013)
  • 1919-01-03 Jesse White, American actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Maytag repairman, Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1919-01-13 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1919-02-05 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1973)
  • 1919-02-05 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian and actor (Sayonara, Five Weeks in a Balloon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1919-02-07 Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor and stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1919-02-12 Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop, Dusty Trail, The Crawling Eye), born in Plainfield, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1919-02-13 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1919-02-26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1919-03-15 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1975)
  • 1919-03-15 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (Abduction, Dillinger, Reservoir Dogs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)

Person of interestStrother Martin

1919-03-26 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1919-05-01 Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Twin Peals, Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • 1919-05-02 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1919-05-09 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-05-17 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer, actor and equestrian (Emiliano Zapata), born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • 1919-05-27 Kam Fong [Chun], American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), born in Kalihi, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2002)
  • 1919-05-28 Frank Middlemass, British actor (Heart Beat, As Time Goes By, Oliver Twist), born in Eaglescliffe, County Durham, England (d. 2006)
  • 1919-06-11 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • 1919-06-14 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1919-06-14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1919-06-18 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1919-06-19 Louis Jourdan [Robert Gendre], French actor (The Paradine Case, Count Dracula, Gigi, Octopussy), born in Marseille, France (d. 2015)
  • 1919-06-24 Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • 1919-06-29 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), born in Kingsburg, California (d. 1983)
  • 1919-06-30 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1967)
  • 1919-07-07 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1919-07-14 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1919-08-15 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1919-08-26 Ronald "Ronny" Graham, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-09-04 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-09-09 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1919-10-03 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (Diabolical, Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to?), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France (d. 2004)
  • 1919-10-05 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), born in Worksop, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-10-05 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1919-10-07 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1919-10-28 Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), born in St. Pölten, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1919-11-02 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), born in Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1919-11-03 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1919-11-04 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1919-11-10 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • 1919-11-19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), born in North Shields, England (d. 2016)
  • 1919-11-21 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • 1919-11-24 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1920-01-07 Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1920-01-08 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1920-01-09 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), born in Brixton, London (d. 2012)
  • 1920-01-10 Georges Marchal, French actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way, La mort en ce jardin), born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-16 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920-01-20 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1920-01-20 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920-01-22 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • 1920-01-24 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920-01-26 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1920-02-11 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1920-02-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • 1920-02-18 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), born in Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1920-02-19 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), born in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1988)
  • 1920-02-25 Hayes Gordon, American stage director and actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-26 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1920-02-29 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 3,406

  • 1985-10-02 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
  • 1985-10-02 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • 1985-10-03 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74

Person of interestOrson Welles

1985-10-10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

Person of interestYul Brynner

1985-10-10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

  • 1985-10-16 Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • 1985-10-29 John Lodge, American actor (Witchmaker) and politician (79th Governor of Connecticut), dies at 82
  • 1985-10-30 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • 1985-10-31 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), dies at 72
  • 1985-11-01 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • 1985-11-06 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1985-11-17 Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1985-11-19 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1985-12-02 Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies
  • 1985-12-03 Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • 1985-12-31 Rick Nelson, singer/actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 45
  • 1986-01-29 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), dies at 74
  • 1986-02-06 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, dies at 84
  • 1986-02-10 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), dies at 83
  • 1986-02-16 Howard Da Silva [Silverblatt], American actor (1776, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dahlia), dies from lymphoma at 76
  • 1986-02-19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • 1986-02-19 Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 1986-03-06 Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies

Person of interestRay Milland

1986-03-10 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81

  • 1986-03-17 Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
  • 1986-03-22 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), dies at 82
  • 1986-03-22 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), dies from cancer at 74
  • 1986-03-26 Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • 1986-03-28 Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
  • 1986-03-29 Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers, On the Avenue), dies at 79

Person of interestJames Cagney

1986-03-30 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 86

  • 1986-03-31 Harry Ritz, comedian and actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79
  • 1986-03-31 Jerry Paris, director, actor (Jerry in The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
  • 1986-04-13 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
  • 1986-04-15 Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
  • 1986-04-19 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

1986-04-26 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74

  • 1986-05-03 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), dies at 72
  • 1986-05-07 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (b. 1949
  • 1986-05-09 Herschel Bernardi, American actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1986-05-12 Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
  • 1986-05-22 Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
  • 1986-05-23 Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
  • 1986-05-24 Gunnar Bjornstrand, Swedish actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
  • 1986-05-24 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director(Texas Terror), dies at 90
  • 1986-06-23 Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
  • 1986-06-29 Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47
  • 1986-07-01 Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • 1986-07-15 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • 1986-08-19 Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies
  • 1986-08-20 Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
  • 1986-08-23 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
  • 1986-08-25 Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
  • 1986-08-26 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), dies of colorectal cancer at 62
  • 1986-09-01 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1986-09-12 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • 1986-09-26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • 1986-09-28 Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), dies at 77
  • 1986-10-14 [Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
  • 1986-10-22 Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
  • 1986-10-25 Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop, Dusty Trail, The Crawling Eye), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 67
  • 1986-10-29 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • 1986-11-02 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), dies at 66
  • 1986-11-05 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1986-11-10 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • 1986-11-11 Roger C.Carmel, American actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • 1986-11-17 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
  • 1986-11-21 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), dies at 82
  • 1986-11-21 Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
  • 1986-11-26 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), dies at 76
  • 1986-11-27 Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
  • 1986-11-28 Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
  • 1986-11-29 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), dies from a cerebral haemorrhage at 82
  • 1986-11-29 Herb Vigran, actor (Vampire, Mark of Vampire), dies

Person of interestDesi Arnaz

1986-12-02 Desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of lung cancer

Actor Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
  • 1986-12-11 Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
  • 1986-12-18 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
  • 1986-12-31 Lloyd Haynes, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222), dies at 54
  • 1987-01-01 Gustav Knuth, German actor (Sissi, Freddy Unter Fremden), dies at 85
  • 1987-01-08 Peter Adams [James H Adams II], American actor (Zorro, Kraft Mystery Theater, Alternative), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1987-01-09 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • 1987-01-15 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • 1987-01-30 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 1987-01-30 Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
  • 1987-02-12 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • 1987-02-17 Hal K Dawson, actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies
  • 1987-02-23 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1987-02-25 James Coco, actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
  • 1987-03-02 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), dies at 89
  • 1987-03-11 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), dies at 81
  • 1987-03-16 Scott McKay [Carl Chester Gose], American actor (Stage Door, Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies of kidney failuyre at 71
  • 1987-03-19 Emile Meyer, actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
  • 1987-03-21 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), dies in a plane crash at 35
  • 1987-03-21 Robert Preston [Meservey], American actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 1987-03-26 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), dies at 88
  • 1987-03-28 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1987-04-11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • 1987-04-19 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • 1987-04-19 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), dies at 77
  • 1987-04-30 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies