Deaths in Film & TV on August 21

  • 1977 Danny Lockin, American actor and dancer (Hello Dolly), dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • 1977 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • 1981 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), dies from a stroke at 70
  • 1988 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
  • 1991 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • 1992 Lucille Brown, American actress (Our Gang - "Farina"(the 1st one)), dies after illness at 74
  • 1994 Danitra Vance, American comedienne (SNL, 1985), and actress (Jumpin' At The Boneyard), dies of breast cancer at 40
  • 1995 Nanni Loy, Italian film director (The Four Days of Naples), dies at 69
  • 1997 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950)
  • 2015 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • 2017 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director (Ki Je Kori, Chandranath), dies at 75
  • 2018 Barbara Harris, American Tony Award-winning actress (Plaza Suite; Family Plot), dies at 83
  • 2018 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43
  • 2021 Floyd Reese, American football administrator (GM Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans 1994-2006) and analyst (ESPN's NFL Live, ESPN.com), dies from cancer at 73