On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in July 1983

  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, American news anchor (ABC Evening News, 1968-70; World New Tonight, 1977-83), dies at 59

David Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Abe Lincoln In Illinois; Dr; Kildare (TV series)), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, and radio actress, dies of pneumonia at 95