Deaths in Film & TV on February 8

  • 1946 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1953 Cliff Clark, American actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 1961 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), dies at 81
  • 1963 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 1974 Fern Andra [Vernal Andrews], American actress who worked in German silent cinema, dies at 80
  • 1975 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 1975 Martyn Green, British actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), dies at 75
  • 1985 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 1985 Tom Greenway, American actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1987 Harriet MacGibbon, American actress, dies of a pulmonary & cardiac failure at 81
  • 1988 Allan Cuthbertson, Australian-British actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
  • 1992 Baruch Lumet, American actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93
  • 1993 Douglas Heyes, American director and writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • 1994 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • 1995 Clay Warnick, American choral director (Your Show Of Shows), dies at 79
  • 2001 Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, dies at 91

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith (1967-2007)

American model, Playboy playmate (May 1992, Playmate of the Year 1993) and tabloid fixture, dies of a prescription drug overdose at 39

  • 2008 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), dies of infection and Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2020 Robert Conrad [Conrad R. Falk], American actor (Wild Wild West), dies at 84
  • 2021 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), dies from COVID-19 at 59