On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 12

  • 1918 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), dies of cancer at 46
  • 1964 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
  • 1969 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), dies after long illness at 72

Person of interestHenry Fonda

1982 Henry Fonda, American stage and screen actor (Mr. Roberts; 12 Angry Men; On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77

  • 1985 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • 1990 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • 1990 Sara Seegar [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
  • 1991 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • 1991 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • 1992 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • 1993 Jerome Thor, American actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
  • 1995 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, dies at 68

Person of interestLoretta Young

2000 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

Actress Loretta Young
Loretta Young
  • 2004 Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator, dies at 82
  • 2010 Paul Ryan Rudd, American stage and screen actor, dies at 70
  • 2011 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • 2014 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89