On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on July 12

  • 1973 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), dies of heart failure at 67
  • 1976 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • 1977 Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66
  • 1982 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House) dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • 1992 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • 1993 Gusti Huber, Austrian American actress, (The Diary of Anne Frank), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1993 Lily van Lugt Melsert, Dutch actress (Tomorrow will be better), dies at 91
  • 1994 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • 1995 Michael Clegg, English naturalist and TV presenter (Clegg's People), dies at 62
  • 1996 John Chancellor, American journalist and news anchor (Voice Of America, 1965-67; NBC Nightly News, 1970-82), dies at 68
  • 1999 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), dies from pancreatic cancer at 85
  • 2009 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster, dies at 70
  • 2010 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), dies at 82
  • 2011 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • 2013 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 2013 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91
  • 2020 Kelly Preston, American actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), dies of breast cancer at 57