Deaths in Film & Television in July 1989

  • Jul 1 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • Jul 2 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 3 Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia
  • Jul 10 Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81

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Jul 11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • Jul 18 Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • Jul 19 Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • Jul 20 Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
  • Jul 24 Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66