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, Irish actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • 1948 Elaine Hammerstein, American stage and silent film actress, dies in a Tijuana car crash at 51
  • 1959 Henri Garat [Garascu], French actor (Congress Dances), and singer ("Les dieux s'amusent"), dies at 57
  • 1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, American actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
  • 1967 Jane Darwell, American actress (The Grapes of Wrath), 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, American screenwriter, actor (The Corpse Came C.O.D.), and gossip columnist, dies at 86
  • 1992 Bill Elverman, American playwright and actor (After Hours), dies at 40
  • 1992 David Kaplan, American news producer (ABC), shot and killed reporting in Sarajevo Yugoslavia at 44 or 45
  • 1995 Per-Jakez Helias, French Breton writer (Le Cheval d'orgueil) and actor, dies at 81
  • 1996 Tom Mees, American ESPN sports anchor (NHL), drowns at 46
  • 1999 Jaime Garzón, 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 stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), dies at 73
  • 2007 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

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2007 Phil Rizzuto, American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), dies at 89

  • 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