Deaths in Film & TV on August 25

  • 1950 Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)
  • 1965 Archibald "Moonlight" Graham, American MLB baseball outfielder (New York Giants - 1 game, 1905), medical doctor, and subject of "Field of Dreams" film, dies at 88

Paul MuniPaul Muni (1895-1967)

American actor (Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez), dies after a lengthy illness of heart disease at 71

  • 1968 John George [Tufei Fatella], Syrian actor (Black Orchids, Don Juan, Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies from emphysema at 70
  • 1980 Gower Champion, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and theater director (42nd Street; Showboat; Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies of blood cancer at 61
  • 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 from neck injuries suffered in a fall 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
  • 2021 Robin Miller, American motorsports journalist (Indianapolis Star, Autoweek, Car and Driver, ESPN, Speed, NBCSN), dies from leukemia at 71