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, American jazz and blues piano player and singer; stage, radio, and screen actress (The Laytons; Amos 'n Andy - "Ramona"; Danny Thomas Show - "Louise"), and restaurateur, dies of a stroke at 70
  • 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 stage and screen actor (Fiddler on the Roof; The Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1991 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • 1995 Gary Crosby, American singer (with Bing -"Play a Simple Melody"), and actor (The Bill Dana Show -"Eddie"; Mardi Gras), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 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 (Our Miss Brooks; The Lucy Show), 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 (The Bell Jar: I Am A Camera; East of Eden), dies of, heart failure at 87

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough (1923-2014)

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
  • 2018 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), dies at 76
  • 2022 Len Dawson, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1970 KC Chiefs; AFL Championship MVP 1966; AFL MVP 1962; First-team All-AFL 1962, 66) and broadcaster (HBO, NBC), dies at 87