On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in August 1966

  • Aug 3 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
  • Aug 8 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler, dies at 75
  • Aug 15 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Aug 15 Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
  • Aug 16 Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58
  • Aug 23 Francis X. Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina, Ben-Hur), dies at 83
  • Aug 26 Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67