On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 23

Person of interestRudolph Valentino

1926 Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), dies of a relapse of pleuritis in NY at 31

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino
  • 1955 Reginald Tate, British actor (b. 1896)
  • 1962 Edmund "Hoot" Gibson, American rodeo champion, western actor, director, and producer (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw), dies from cancer at 70
  • 1966 Francis X. Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina, Ben-Hur), dies at 83
  • 1971 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
  • 1975 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
  • 1979 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), dies at 71
  • 1980 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • 1986 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
  • 1992 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), dies at 85
  • 1993 Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
  • 1993 Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
  • 1995 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1999 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
  • 2001 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Beverly Hillbillies, 3 Ring Circus), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2005 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • 2007 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80
  • 2015 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), dies at 93
  • 2016 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), dies at 94
  • 2019 Sheila Steafel, South African British actress (The Frost Report), dies at 84