Deaths in Film & TV on August 9

  • 1949 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), dies at 83
  • 1965 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
  • 1967 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • 1967 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • 1969 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies

MurderMurder of Interest

1969 Sharon Tate, actress (Valley of Dolls), murdered by Manson's gang at 26

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • 1977 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
  • 1979 Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • 1980 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • 1990 Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
  • 2000 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)
  • 2003 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer, dies of liver cancer at 57
  • 2003 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
  • 2004 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • 2005 Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973)
  • 2008 Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
  • 2015 Frank Gifford, American NFL player and broadcaster, dies at 84