Deaths in Film & TV on August 16

  • 1951 Louis Jouvet, French actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies from a heart attack at 63

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi (1882-1956)

Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1958 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), dies at 85
  • 1964 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • 1966 Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1969 Russ Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man; Space Monster, It Conquered the World), dies at 59
  • 1971 Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
  • 1971 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (20th Century Fox), dies at 78
  • 1973 Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), dies of cancer at 58

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley (1935-1977)

American King of Rock and Roll ("Hound Dog"; "Love Me Tender"; "Heartbreak Hotel"; "Suspicious Minds"), and actor (Jailhouse Rock; King Creole), dies at Graceland at 42, with the official cause of death being cardiac arrhythmia

  • 1989 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • 1990 Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 1991 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • 1993 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993 Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
  • 1994 John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1995 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • 1996 Eric Cullen, Scottish actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
  • 1997 Gerard McLarnon, British-Irish actor and writer (The Wrestler's Honeymoon), dies at 82
  • 2002 Jeff Corey [Arthur Zwerling], American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), dies at 88
  • 2004 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), dies at 83
  • 2005 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • 2007 The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
  • 2012 William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2019 Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), dies at 86
  • 2019 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), dies at 79