On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in August 2002

  • Aug 3 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of lung cancer at 80
  • Aug 5 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
  • Aug 5 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), dies at 85
  • Aug 16 Jeff Corey [Arthur Zwerling], American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), dies at 88
  • Aug 18 Dean Riesner, American film and television screenwriter (Bill and Coo), dies at 83
  • Aug 25 William Warfield, American concert bass-baritone singer and actor (Show Boat), dies at 82
  • Aug 29 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), dies at 82
  • Aug 30 J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
  • Aug 31 Lionel Hampton, American Jazz vibraphone player, pianist, drummer, and actor, dies from congestive heart failure at 94