Deaths in Film & TV on August 24

  • 1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
  • 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 (b. 1927)
  • 1983 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
  • 1987 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 1988 Leonard Frey, 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, American actor (The Defenders), dies at 88
  • 2001 Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • 2007 Aaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
  • 2010 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (b. 1963)
  • 2013 Julie Harris, American actress, heart failure at 87
  • 2014 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90
  • 2017 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 69