Deaths in Film & TV on July 15

  • 1876 Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet and comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • 1940 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1947 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), dies at 72
  • 1957 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 1969 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), dies after long illness at 56
  • 1971 Guy Wilkerson, American actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1980 Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
  • 1983 Eddie Foy Jr [Edwin Fitzgerald Jr], American actor (The Pajama Game, Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1986 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • 1986 Florence Halop, American actress (Night Court, St Elsewhere), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1987 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 71
  • 1990 Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), dies at 86
  • 1990 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 73
  • 1991 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • 1993 David Brian, American actor (Accused of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), dies at 78
  • 1996 Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32
  • 1997 Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70
  • 2011 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • 2017 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), dies at 89