Deaths in Film & TV on August 31

  • 1940 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • 1948 Billy Laughlin, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 1959 Charles Delaney, American actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail), dies at 67
  • 1968 Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60

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1973 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

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  • 1975 Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
  • 1979 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, dies at 75
  • 1991 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • 1995 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
  • 2000 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Lionel Hampton, American Jazz vibraphone player and actor, dies at 94
  • 2004 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61
  • 2005 Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2013 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74