On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in August 2012

  • Aug 7 Judith Crist, American film critic (TV Guide, Today), dies at 90
  • Aug 10 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • Aug 11 Sid Waddell, English darts commentator (the 'Voice of Darts'; Granada, BBC, Sky Sports), dies from bowel cancer at 72
  • Aug 14 Ron Palillo, American actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (Nora, Fort Worth), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Aug 16 William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Aug 19 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), commits suicide at 68
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Aug 26 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), dies of respiratory disease at 98
  • Aug 31 Max Bygraves [Walter William Bygraves], British actor (Charley Moon, Spare the Rod, Tom Brown's School Days), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89