Deaths in Film & TV on August 7

Oliver HardyOliver Hardy (1892-1957)

American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

  • 1972 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1976 Cecil Weston, South African-born actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • 1985 Grayson Hall [Shirley Grossman], American actress (The Night of the Iguana, Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1990 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 1991 Billy James, New Zealand comedian and singer (Billy T. James Show), dies of heart failure at 42
  • 1992 John Anderson, American actor (Psycho, Ride the High Country, Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1994 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • 1994 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), dies at 74
  • 1996 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
  • 1999 Brian Connell, British writer and broadcaster, dies at 83
  • 1999 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings (1938-2005)

Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

  • 2007 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • 2009 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), dies at 76
  • 2010 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), dies at 87
  • 2012 Judith Crist, American film critic (TV Guide, Today), dies at 90
  • 2013 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2020 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), dies at 99
  • 2021 Jane Withers, American film child star (Bright Eyes; Ginger), character actress (Giant), and commercial spokesperson (Josephine the Plumber), dies at 95
  • 2021 Markie Post, American actress (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Christine"; There’s Something About Mary), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2022 Roger E. Mosley, American actor (Magnum, P.I. -"TC"; Leadbelly), dies due to injuries sustained in a car accident at 83