On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 25

  • 1950 Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)

Person of interestPaul Muni

1967 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71

Actor Paul Muni
Paul Muni
  • 1968 John George [Tufei Fatella], Syrian actor (Black Orchids, Don Juan, Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies from emphysema at 70
  • 1982 John AM "Hans" van Tongeren, actor (Hunk), commits suicide at 27
  • 1985 Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), dies in plane at 13
  • 1986 Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
  • 1991 Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1991 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • 1992 Frederick O'Neal, American actor, theatre producer and television director (Pinky, Car 54 Where Are You), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 1997 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • 2001 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2002 William Warfield, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (Show Boat), dies at 82
  • 2005 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2016 Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat - "Choo Choo"; Alice - "Henry"), dies at 89