This page is to honor the passings of our favorite stars of stage, screen and television. Some of the stars we have had the honor of their presence at our festival.
Some of these stars were behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera. They will be missed.
(Please note: Passings are changed month to month.)
January 1, 1930 - August 3, 2017
Ty Hardin best known as the star of the 1958 to 1962 ABC/Warner Brothers western television series "Bronco" has passed away at the age of 87.
Mr. Hardin was one of our more frequent and favorite guests at the Memphis Film. Ty "Bronco" Hardin honored us with his presence in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010. One of our best years ever was when he, Clint Walker and Will Hutchins, took part in a Warner Bros, TV Western Reunion here (see below).
Besides his starring role on TV, Ty also made such films as "PT 109", "Merrill's Marauders", "The Chapman Report" and "Battle of the Bulge." Many of his fans, who attended the Memphis Film Festival and had the opportunity to met and talk with him, expressed how much they enjoyed their talks with him. He was loved by his many fans, friends and family; and will be greatly missed.