Deaths in Film & TV on August 14

  • 1788 Thomas Sheridan, Irish actor, biographer and lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies at approximately 69
  • 1969 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), dies from a blood clot at 58
  • 1972 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
  • 1972 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1980 Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), murdered by estranged husband and manager Paul Snider at 20
  • 1982 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor and director (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1985 Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
  • 1991 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1996 Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
  • 2000 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), dies at 72
  • 2006 Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2010 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), dies at 80
  • 2011 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), dies of chronic renal failure at 79
  • 2012 Ron Palillo, American actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 2012 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (Nora, Fort Worth), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 2012 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2013 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • 2016 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), dies at 93