Deaths in Film & TV on August 3

ColetteColette (1873-1954)

French author, novelist (Gigi, La Vagabonde) and actress, dies at 81

  • 1966 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
  • 1973 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • 1974 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), dies at 85
  • 1975 Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
  • 1977 Alfred Lunt, American actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 83
  • 1983 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • 1986 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • 1986 William B Williams, American DJ (WNEW - Make Believe Ballroom), and TV announcer/second banana (Sammy and Company), dies of acute anemia and respiratory failure at 62
  • 1993 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • 1994 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • 1995 Ida Lupino, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies from a stoke while undergoing cancer treatment at 77
  • 1996 Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), dies at 87
  • 2001 Christopher Hewett, British actor (Mr. Belvedere; The Producers) and theater director, dies of complications from diabetes at 80
  • 2002 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • 2011 Bubba Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Michigan State; Pro Bowl 1970, 71; First Team All Pro 1971; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy), dies of acute drug intoxication and heart disease at 66
  • 2015 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), dies at 92
  • 2017 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), dies at 91
  • 2017 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), dies at 87
  • 2018 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), dies of pneumonia at 86