Deaths in Film & TV on August 2

  • 1929 Mae Costello [Altschuk], American actress (The Joys of a Jealous Wife), dies of heart disease at 47
  • 1964 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • 1982 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • 1985 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • 1990 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68
  • 1991 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60
  • 1992 Ephraim Katz, Israeli American writer and filmmaker (The Film Encyclopedia), dies at 60
  • 1992 Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • 1994 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1996 Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • 1998 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • 2003 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), dies at 70
  • 2003 Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
  • 2007 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 2015 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2016 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85