On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 15

  • 1880 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32

Person of interestWill Rogers

1935 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), dies in a plane crash in Alaska at 55

Humorist Will Rogers
Will Rogers
  • 1936 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • 1966 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1966 Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71

Person of interestPaul Lukas

1971 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Actor Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
  • 1974 Edmund Cobb, Mexican western actor (Motorcycle Gang, Comanche Territory), dies at 82
  • 1983 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
  • 1989 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • 1990 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1992 Marie Paxton, English actress, dies at 82
  • 2010 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89