Deaths in Film & TV on August 20

  • 1974 Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62
  • 1976 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
  • 1982 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), dies of bone cancer at 53
  • 1986 Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
  • 1986 Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
  • 1991 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • 1993 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), dies at 93
  • 1994 Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
  • 2001 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Chase, Right Stuff), dies at 76
  • 2006 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC), dies at 73

Person of interestPhyllis Diller

2012 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 2015 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop) dies at 66
  • 2016 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), dies at 92

Person of interestJerry Lewis

2017 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), dies at 91

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis