Deaths in Film & TV on August 5

  • 1925 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), dies at 76
  • 1931 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), accidentally shot at 43
  • 1955 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer and actress (Down Argentine Way), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1955 Suzan (Susan) Ball, American actress, dies of cancer at 21
  • 1961 Eva JC Beck, Dutch actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63
  • 1972 Frederic Tozere, American stage and screen actor (Stanley - "Mr. Phillips"), dies at 71
  • 1977 Charles Carson, British actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 91
  • 1978 Queenie Smith, American actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
  • 1982 Wanda Rotha, Austrian actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
  • 1983 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66

Richard BurtonRichard Burton (1925-1984)

Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, The Robe), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58

  • 1987 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), dies at 64
  • 1988 Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1994 Amy Sacks, American TV producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • 1996 Bruce Howard Lidington, English actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46

Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness (1914-2000)

British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • 2002 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), dies at 85
  • 2002 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2009 Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (On the Waterfront), dies at 95
  • 2011 Zyzz [Aziz Shavershian], Kurdish-Russian-Australian bodybuilder and model, dies of heart attack in a sauna at 22
  • 2015 George Cole, English actor (Minder), dies at 90
  • 2018 Charlotte Rae, American character actress (Facts of Life - "Edna"), comedian, singer and dancer, dies at 92
  • 2022 (William) "Clu" Gulager, American actor (Virginian; The Tall Man; The Last Picture Show), dies at 93