Deaths in Film & TV on August 12

  • 1918 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and stage performer (b. 1872)
  • 1964 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • 1969 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), dies after long illness at 72

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1982 Henry Fonda, actor (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, filmmaker, dies at 68

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

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  • 2004 Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
  • 2011 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)