On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 21

  • 1977 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • 1977 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • 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, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74
  • 1994 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35
  • 1995 Nanni Loy, film Director, 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
  • 2018 Stef├ín Karl Stef├ínsson, Icelandic actor (Lazytown), dies of cancer at 43
  • 2018 Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), dies at 83