Deaths in Film & TV on July 2

  • 1917 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), dies at 64
  • 1929 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Oliver Twist), dies at 34
  • 1930 Anders Randolf, actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves), dies at 59
  • 1930 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (The Kiss), dies at 59
  • 1936 Harry Northrup, American poet and actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door), dies at 60
  • 1965 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • 1969 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 1973 Betty Grable, US actress (How to Marry a Millionaire), dies at 56
  • 1973 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • 1975 James Robertson Justice, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Moby Dick), dies from effects of a stroke at 68
  • 1976 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
  • 1981 Robert Emmett Keane, actor (Rookie Cop, Red Dragon), dies
  • 1989 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • 1991 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1993 Fred Gwynne, actor (Herman-Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1995 Gail Gordon, actor (Our Miss Brooks, Lucy Show), dies of cancer at 89
  • 1995 Krissy Taylor, American model (17 Mag), dies of respiratory problems at 17
  • 1997 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (The Philadelphia Story and It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 89
  • 2005 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2008 Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • 2012 Ben Davidson, American professional footballer and actor, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2016 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52