Actors in History (Part 9)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 7,107

  • 1902-04-20 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), born in New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1968)
  • 1902-05-02 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1902-05-03 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1902-05-03 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1983)
  • 1902-05-16 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1966)
  • 1902-05-30 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1985)
  • 1902-05-31 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), born in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1902-06-14 Carl Esmond, Austrian actor (Ministry of Fear, Smash-Up), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • 1902-06-22 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1902-06-23 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1902-06-29 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)

Person of interestGeorge Murphy

1902-07-04 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1992)

Actor and US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US Senator
George Murphy
  • 1902-07-04 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1902-07-15 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1902-07-18 Chill Wills, American singer and actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1902-08-03 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1902-08-11 Lloyd Nolan, American actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1902-09-03 Mantan Moreland, American actor and comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1902-09-07 Roy Barcroft [Howard Ravenscroft], American actor (Oklahoma!, Freckles), born in Crab Orchard, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1902-09-22 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1988)
  • 1902-10-05 Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1902-10-11 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1902-10-20 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1902-10-31 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1902-11-04 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1962)
  • 1902-11-19 Trevor Bardette, American actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape), born in Nashville, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1902-11-26 Alberto Morin, Puerto Rican actor (Two Mules for Sister Sara, Rio Grande), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1989)
  • 1902-11-28 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada (d. 1982)

Person of interestRalph Richardson

1902-12-19 Ralph Richardson, English actor (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1983)

  • 1902-12-25 Barton Maclane, American actor (The Quarterback, I Dream of Jeannie), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • 1903-01-04 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1903-01-06 Francis L. Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1903-01-06 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1903-01-07 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • 1903-01-08 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), born in Redfield, South Dakota (d. 1976)
  • 1903-01-17 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1903-01-20 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1903-02-02 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), born in Mound City, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1903-02-11 Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), born in Central City, West Virginia (d. 1966)
  • 1903-02-14 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), born in Squaw Valley, California (d. 1967)
  • 1903-02-27 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1903-03-16 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1903-03-20 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1903-03-24 Patrick Ludlow, British actor (Naughty Husbands, Evergreen and Modesty Blaise), born in Kensington, London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1903-03-28 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1903-04-07 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1903-04-09 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Benkelman, Nebraska (d. 1960)
  • 1903-04-13 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), born in Southport, Sefton, England (d. 1969)
  • 1903-04-15 John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), born in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1983)
  • 1903-04-17 Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, The Great McGinty), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1903-04-18 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1998)

Person of interestBing Crosby

1903-05-03 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1903-05-04 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1903-05-08 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)
  • 1903-05-12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1991)
  • 1903-05-13 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • 1903-05-18 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1903-06-03 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • 1903-06-08 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1903-06-10 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1903-06-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1903-07-27 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1903-08-09 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Port Henry, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1903-08-13 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1903-08-14 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1963)
  • 1903-08-19 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, France (d. 1978)
  • 1903-10-01 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England (d. 1989)
  • 1903-10-05 Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1903-10-16 Rex Bell [George Francis Beldam], American cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns) and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • 1903-10-19 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1903-10-20 John Lodge, American actor (Witchmaker) and politician (79th Governor of Connecticut), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • 1903-11-01 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh (d. 1973)
  • 1903-11-07 Dean Jagger, American actor (White Christmas, Vanishing Point), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1903-11-12 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), born in Sedalia, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1903-12-10 George J. Lewis, Mexican actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1903-12-16 Hardie Albright, American actor (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1903-12-17 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1978)
  • 1903-12-25 J Edward Bromberg, Hungarian actor (The Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags), born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • 1903-12-26 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1904-01-10 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)

Person of interestCary Grant

1904-01-18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 1986)

Actor Cary Grant
Actor
Cary Grant
  • 1904-01-21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-01-26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1904-02-16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1904-02-20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • 1904-02-27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • 1904-03-01 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • 1904-03-04 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets , Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1904-03-04 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, born in James Mill, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • 1904-03-06 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1969)
  • 1904-03-06 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1904-03-15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • 1904-03-15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • 1904-03-16 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1904-03-24 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), born in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1904-04-09 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • 1904-04-10 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1904-04-11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 801 - 900 of 3,779

  • 1970-05-21 Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
  • 1970-06-04 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), dies from pneumonia at 58
  • 1970-06-11 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), accidentally electrocutes himself at 55
  • 1970-07-14 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • 1970-07-17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • 1970-07-26 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), dies at 81
  • 1970-08-30 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
  • 1970-09-11 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • 1970-09-23 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • 1970-09-29 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • 1970-09-30 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), dies at 69
  • 1970-10-08 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • 1970-10-20 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1970-11-17 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), dies at 69
  • 1970-12-23 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • 1971-01-07 Richard "Dick" Kollmar, American actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies from complications from a blood clotting disorder at 60
  • 1971-01-15 John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
  • 1971-01-16 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), dies at 73
  • 1971-01-20 Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor and the 1st cowboy in a movie (The Great Train, The Lucky Dog), dies at 88
  • 1971-02-03 Jay C Flippen, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), dies at 71
  • 1971-02-12 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • 1971-02-17 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • 1971-02-22 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • 1971-02-22 Matt McHugh, American actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair), dies at 77
  • 1971-02-26 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1971-02-26 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), dies at 76
  • 1971-03-08 Harold Lloyd sr, American silent film actor, comedian, and director (Why Worry, Safety Last!), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1971-03-30 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • 1971-04-20 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • 1971-04-21 Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), dies at 81
  • 1971-05-04 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), dies at 87
  • 1971-05-12 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • 1971-05-15 Sir Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, dies at 70
  • 1971-05-21 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
  • 1971-05-25 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone, Doctor Who, The Immortal Gentleman), dies after accidentally falling under a subway at 63
  • 1971-05-26 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • 1971-05-27 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 1971-05-28 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), killed in a plane crash at 46
  • 1971-05-28 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), dies at 59
  • 1971-05-30 Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
  • 1971-06-09 Harold Lloyd Jr, American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 40
  • 1971-06-10 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • 1971-06-18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
  • 1971-06-24 Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • 1971-07-15 Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1971-07-23 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), dies from a heart attack at 60

Person of interestPaul Lukas

1971-08-15 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Actor Paul Lukas
Actor
Paul Lukas
  • 1971-08-17 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies from a heart ailment at 65
  • 1971-08-23 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
  • 1971-09-03 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1971-09-11 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77
  • 1971-09-20 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 1971-09-22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1971-09-23 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • 1971-10-08 Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American actor, (World Without End, The Time Tunnel), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1971-10-11 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), dies at 85
  • 1971-10-21 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84
  • 1971-10-25 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • 1971-10-26 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71
  • 1971-11-09 Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), dies at 88
  • 1971-11-16 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), dies at 90
  • 1971-11-17 Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
  • 1971-11-22 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), dies of heart attack at 65
  • 1971-11-25 Hank Mann, American actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), dies at 84
  • 1971-12-05 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), dies at 83
  • 1971-12-12 Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43
  • 1971-12-26 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
  • 1971-12-29 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • 1971-12-31 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31
  • 1971-12-31 Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940)
  • 1972-01-01 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor & singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • 1972-01-08 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), dies at 82
  • 1972-01-24 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), dies at 74
  • 1972-02-03 John Litel, American actor (Jezebel, Virginia City, My Hero), dies at 79
  • 1972-02-20 Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
  • 1972-03-30 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • 1972-04-06 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), dies at 71
  • 1972-04-07 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), dies at 65
  • 1972-04-25 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), commits suicide at 65
  • 1972-05-03 Bruce Cabot, actor (Diamonds are Forever), dies at 68
  • 1972-05-13 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 43
  • 1972-05-15 Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies of an accidental barbiturate overdose at 47
  • 1972-05-24 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), dies at 71
  • 1972-05-24 Ismail Yasseen, Egyptian comedian and actor (Isamil Yassine as Tarzan, Ibn Hamidu), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1972-07-06 Brandon De Wilde, actor (Jamie), dies at 30 in a car crash
  • 1972-08-05 Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
  • 1972-08-08 Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 1972-08-14 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
  • 1972-08-14 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1972-09-12 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
  • 1972-09-17 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
  • 1972-09-23 Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • 1972-09-26 Charles J Correll, American actor (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • 1972-10-04 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), dies at 61
  • 1972-10-06 Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), dies at 78
  • 1972-10-16 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • 1972-10-27 Lew Parker [Austin Lewis Jacobs], American actor (Are You with It?, That Girl), dies from cancer at 64
  • 1972-11-05 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
  • 1972-11-07 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1972-12-15 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90