On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 10

  • 1867 Ira Aldridge, famed African-American Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies at 63
  • 1928 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), dies from septic poisoning at 31
  • 1932 Rin Tin Tin, American Hollywood shepherd dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13

Person of interestFrank Lloyd

1960 Frank Lloyd, Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74

Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd
  • 1973 Douglas Kennedy, American actor (Dark Passage, The Lone Ranger & the Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1974 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • 1974 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • 1974 Pedro Regas, Greek stage actor (Only Angels Have Wings, Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour), dies at 77
  • 1976 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • 1977 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
  • 1979 John Nicholas "Dick" Foran, American actor (OK Crackerby, Fort Apache, Winners of the West), dies at 69
  • 1987 Calvin Culver, actor (Score), dies
  • 1987 Clara Peller, actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86
  • 1987 Raquel Torres, actress (Duck Soup, Sea Bat), dies
  • 1993 Ken England, American screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 1995 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • 1996 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • 1997 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • 2007 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • 2012 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78