Deaths in Film & TV on August 8

  • 1961 Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58
  • 1972 Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 1984 Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies of Cardiovascular disease at 62
  • 1985 Louise Brooks, 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, US actor and director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • 1995 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • 2004 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • 2004 Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 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)

Person of interestPatricia Neal

2010 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, dies at 84

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • 2013 Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74

Person of interestGlen Campbell

2017 Glen Campbell, American actor and singer (Time I Get to Phoenix), dies at 81

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 2017 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), dies at 89