On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on August 4

  • 1938 Pearl White, American actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
  • 1975 John Baragrey, American actor (Creeper, The Loves of Carmen), dies of a stroke at 57
  • 1978 Frank Fontaine, American comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), dies at 58
  • 1980 Diego Fabbri, Italian playwright and leader (Vatican movie bureau), dies at 69
  • 1981 Melvyn Douglas [Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg], American actor (Hud, Being There, Ghost Story), dies at 80
  • 1984 Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
  • 1984 Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
  • 1984 Walter Burke, American actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema
  • 1984 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • 1987 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1993 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), dies at 65
  • 1999 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), dies from leukaemia at 86
  • 2001 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Rhoda - Carlton, the doorman; Garfield), dies at 64
  • 2009 Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)