Deaths in Film & TV on August 1

  • 1821 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1970 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • 1975 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68

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1980 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • 1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
  • 1983 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • 1987 Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • 1987 Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
  • 1988 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • 1988 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • 1991 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • 1992 Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1995 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • 1998 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72
  • 2003 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)