Deaths in Film & Television in August 1997

  • Aug 10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • Aug 16 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer, dies at 82
  • Aug 21 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • Aug 25 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40