On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 24

  • 1956 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • 1957 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • 1967 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
  • 1973 Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • 1980 Yootha Joyce, British actress (Man About the House, George and Mildred), dies of liver failure at 53
  • 1983 Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1987 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 1988 Leonard Frey, American actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1991 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • 1995 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • 1998 E. G. Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1999 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (The Lucy Show, Our Miss Brooks), dies of natural causes at 83
  • 2001 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), dies at 76
  • 2006 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • 2007 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • 2010 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, dies at 46
  • 2013 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

2014 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • 2017 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2018 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), dies at 76