Deaths in Film & Television in August 1979

  • Aug 6 Kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65
  • Aug 9 Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
  • Aug 17 Vivian Vance, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67
  • Aug 23 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), dies at 71
  • Aug 27 Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • Aug 30 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40
  • Aug 31 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, dies at 75