Deaths in Film & TV on August 15

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

Will RogersWill Rogers (1879-1935)

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

  • 1936 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • 1966 Gerhart Pohl, German broadcaster, writer (The Crazy Ferdinand; Flüchtburg), and publisher, dies at 64
  • 1966 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie; Give Us this Night), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1966 Seena Owen, American silent screen actress and screenwriter (Queen Kelly), dies at 71

Paul LukasPaul Lukas (1895-1971)

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

  • 1974 Edmund Cobb, American silent and sound screen actor, specializing in western film (A Final Reckoning; Motorcycle Gang; Comanche Territory), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1983 Anthony Costello, American actor (Will Penny, The Outer Limits), dies of HIV/AIDS at 45
  • 1989 Fritz de Jong Edz, Dutch historian (director of IISG), dies (b. 1919)
  • 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
  • 2002 Kyle Rote, College Football HOF halfback (SMU; 4 × Pro Bowl; NY Giants) and broadcaster (WNEW, NBC, WNBC New York), dies at 74
  • 2008 Leroy Sievers, American journalist (CBS News, Nightline), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2010 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89