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 dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13
  • 1960 FranFrank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74
  • 1973 Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies 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
  • 1977 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75
  • 1979 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
  • 1985 Kenny Backer, comedian (Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 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, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 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)
  • 2008 Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2012 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78