DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Richard Haydn (aged 80)
Richard Haydn (born George Richard Haydon, 10 March 1905 – 25 April 1985) was an English comic actor in radio, films and television. Some of his better known performances include his roles as Professor Oddley in Ball of Fire (1941), Roger in No Time for Love (1943), Thomas Rogers in And Then There Were None (1945), Emperor Franz Joseph in The Emperor Waltz (1948), the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland(1951), Baron Popoff in The Merry Widow (1952), William Brown in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), and Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music (1965).
DEATH: Following a heart attack, Haydn died on 25 April 1985, aged 80. His body was found in his home in Pacific Palisades, California, and was donated to the University of California, Los Angeles.