Dame May Whitty just before her off-screen death in 'Night Must Fall' (1937)
May Whitty (1865 - 1948)
a.k.a. Dame May Whitty
Mrs. Ben Webster
Mother of Margaret Webster
(British stage actress/director)
Night Must Fall (1937) [Mrs. Bramson]: Smothered with a pillow (off-screen) by Robert Montgomery; the scene fades to black as Robert approaches with the pillow. Her body is not shown afterwards. (Thanks to Mac)

Flesh and Fantasy (Six Destinies) (1943) [Lady Pamela Hardwicke]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; Edward G. Robinson learns of her death afterwards and realizes that she never had a chance to eat the poisoned chocolates he had sent to her.

Madame Curie (1943) [Madame Eugene Curie]: Dies (off-screen) of cancer; her death is mentioned during Greer Garson's and Walter Pidgeon's meeting with the university board. (Thanks to Jeffrey)

If Winter Comes (1947) [Mrs. Perch]: Dies of a stroke (off-screen); we learn of her death afterwards when Janet Leigh informs Walter Pidgeon. (Thanks to Adam)
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