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 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 14 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 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

Person of interestPhyllis Diller

Aug 20 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

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