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 a heart attack at 66
  • 1967 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • 1969 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies

Sharon TateSharon Tate (1943-1969)

American actress (Valley of the Dolls), murdered by Manson's gang at 26

  • 1977 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75
  • 1979 Allan Frank, American actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • 1980 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • 1982 Alexandre Alexeieff, Russian-French filmmaker (pinscreen animation) and artist, dies at 81
  • 1990 Dorothy Appleby, American actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies at 84
  • 1995 John Schofield, English BBC journalist, shot to death in Croatia at 29
  • 2000 Nicholas Markowitz, American teenager kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood at 15
  • 2003 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights; Taps), 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 (worlds's tallest actor at 7 ft 6 in), dies at 32
  • 2008 Bernie Mac, American comedian and actor (The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven), dies at 50
  • 2015 Frank Gifford, American NFL player and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • 2021 Bob Jenkins, American television and radio sports announcer (IndyCar & NASCAR telecasts ESPN/ABC, NBC Sports), dies from brain cancer at 73
  • 2021 Patricia Hitchcock, British-American actress, dies at 93