Deaths in Film & TV on April 8

  • 1921 Ernst von Possart, German actor and theatre director (Bayerische Hoftheater), dies at 79
  • 1965 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 1977 Frank Milan, American actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • 1981 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1990 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1990 Jose De Vega, American actor dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1992 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1993 Arleen Whelan, American film actress (Kidnapped) dies of a stroke at 78
  • 1994 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77

Claire Trevor

2000 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

  • 2002 María Félix, Mexican actress (Doña Bárbara), dies at 88
  • 2008 Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), dies at 85
  • 2009 Lennie Bennett [Michael Berry], British comedian and TV game show host (Lucky Ladders), dies at 70
  • 2013 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • 2013 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • 2014 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54