On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in July 1980

  • Jul 6 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69
  • Jul 7 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor, dies at 92
  • Jul 11 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
  • Jul 15 Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68

Person of interestPeter Sellers

Jul 24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Jul 24 Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • Jul 26 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jul 30 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), dies after falling through a glass shower door at 66
  • Jul 31 Bobby Van, American musical actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis), dies of cancer at 49