Deaths in Film & TV on August 8

  • 1961 Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58
  • 1966 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler, dies at 75
  • 1972 Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 1984 Richard Deacon, American actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Mel Cooley"), dies of cardiovascular disease at 62
  • 1985 Louise Brooks, American silent screen actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 1988 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), dies at 85
  • 1988 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • 1992 Lou Krugman, American actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1993 Harry Bellaver, American actor (Another World; Naked City), dies at 88
  • 1993 Roy London, American actor and director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • 1995 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • 2004 Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2004 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • 2005 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • 2005 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • 2007 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Patricia NealPatricia Neal (1926-2010)

American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, dies at 84

  • 2013 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces; Pyx), dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • 2017 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (The Music Man), dies at 89

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell (1936-2017)

American Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer ("By The Time I Get to Phoenix"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Rhinestone Cowboy"), session guitarist (The Beach Boys; Elvis Presley; The Monkees; Phil Specter), television personality (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), and actor (True Grit), dies at 81

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John (1948-2022)

British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), dies of breast cancer at 73 [1]