Deaths in Film & TV on July 17

  • 1851 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, librettist, and actor, dies at 37
  • 1953 Maude K Adams, American actress (Little Minister), dies
  • 1967 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), dies at 74
  • 1967 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77
  • 1970 Juano Hernandez, Puerto Rican stage and film actor (St Louis Blues; Stars In My Crown), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73
  • 1978 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
  • 1980 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68
  • 1984 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 1985 Margo, actress (Rumba, Viva Zapata), dies at 68 of a brain tumor
  • 1987 Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
  • 1988 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42
  • 1990 Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • 1996 Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • 2004 Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2005 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), dies at 80
  • 2005 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2008 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), dies at 89

Walter Cronkite

2009 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), dies of cerebrovascular disease at 92

  • 2011 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • 2020 Zizi Jeanmaire, French dancer, singer and actress (Carmen), dies at 96