Deaths in Film & TV on July 16

  • 1961 [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
  • 1982 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • 1984 Billy Williams, American singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • 1991 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • 1992 "Gorgeous" George [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • 1995 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • 2001 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • 2005 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish baritone pop and schlager singer ("Bonjour les amies" / "Hello Friends"), lyricist, translator ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" / ""Komm, gib mir deine Hand"'; She Loves You" / "Sie liebt dich"), and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • 2006 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 2010 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), dies at 70

George A. RomeroGeorge A. Romero (1940-2017)

American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • 2020 Brigid Berlin, American actress (Andy Warhol films), dies at 80