On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in July 2020

  • Jul 1 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), dies at 99
  • Jul 3 Leonardo Villar, Brazilian actor (The Given Word), dies at 96
  • Jul 5 Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), dies of COVID-19 complications at 41
  • Jul 5 Ragaa al-Gedawy, Egyptian actress (The Stranger) dies of COVID-19 at 81
  • Jul 6 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), dies at 91 [1]
  • Jul 8 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33
  • Jul 12 Kelly Preston, American actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), dies of breast cancer at 57
  • Jul 16 Brigid Berlin, American actress (Andy Warhol films), dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), dies at 96
  • Jul 18 Charles Papa, Kenyan comedian and actor (Papa Shirandula), dies at 58
  • Jul 21 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, dies from emphysema and heart disease, at 89 [1]
  • Jul 22 Carlton Haselrig, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1992; Pittsburgh Steelers) and wrestler (6 x NCAA titles; Pitt-Johnstown), dies from liver disease at 54

Person of interestOlivia de Havilland

Jul 25 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), dies at 104

  • Jul 25 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), dies of pneumonia at 83