On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in July 2012

  • Jul 2 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • Jul 3 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Jul 4 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), dies at 89

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

Jul 8 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • Jul 13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 15 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • Jul 18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema", dies of kidney problems at 69
  • Jul 20 Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Jul 24 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), dies from lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 24 Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • Jul 27 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), dies from natural causes at 87
  • Jul 27 R G Armstrong [Robert Golden], American actor (Predator, Dick Tracey, T.H.E. Cat), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68