Deaths in Film & TV on August 28

  • 1933 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • 1937 Frederick Burr Opper, American pioneering cartoonist (Happy Hooligan), dies at 80
  • 1951 Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), dies from an adverse reaction to prescription drugs at 32
  • 1964 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), dies at 89
  • 1969 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), dies at 74
  • 1976 Anissa Jones, American child actress (Family Affair - "Buffy"), dies of multiple drug intoxication at 18
  • 1983 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • 1985 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, The Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88
  • 1987 John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
  • 1988 Hazel Dawn [Henrietta Tout], American stage actress, singer, and violinist (The Pink Lady; The Debutante), and silent film actress (My Lady Incog), dies at 98
  • 1991 Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
  • 1993 René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
  • 2005 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • 2007 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 78
  • 2010 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • 2014 Bill Kerr, South African-born Australian actor (Hancock's Half Hour), dies at 92

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman (1976-2020)

American actor (Black Panther), dies of colon cancer at 42