Deaths in Film & TV on August 16

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

Person of interestBela Lugosi

1956 Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of 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 heart attack at 58
  • 1969 Russell "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
  • 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, 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