On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 13

  • 1940 George C. Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), dies at 75
  • 1948 Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • 1948 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1959 Henri Garat, French actor and singer (Les dieux s'amusent, Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • 1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
  • 1967 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • 1982 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), dies of lung cancer at 70
  • 1982 Joe E Ross, American comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 68
  • 1984 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • 1985 Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
  • 1986 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1990 Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
  • 1992 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • 1992 David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
  • 1996 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • 1999 Jaime Garz√≥n, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered at 38
  • 2004 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), dies at 91
  • 2006 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (Frollo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 73
  • 2007 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • 2010 Lance Cade, American pro wrestler (WWE Tag Team Champion [with Trevor Murdoch] 2005), dies from accidental drug overdose at 29
  • 2016 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), dies at 81
  • 2018 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), dies at 63