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, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), dies in an automobile accident at 34
  • 1930 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves, The Kiss), dies at 59
  • 1936 Harry Northrup [Henri N.], French-born American poet and actor (The Heart of Maryland, The Unchastened Woman), dies at 60
  • 1965 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • 1969 Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)

Betty GrableBetty Grable (1916-1973)

American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer 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, American actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1992 Franco Cristaldi, Italian film producer (Amarcord) and Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies at 67
  • 1993 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1995 Krissy Taylor, American model (17 Mag), dies of respiratory problems at 17

James StewartJames Stewart (1908-1997)

American actor (The Philadelphia Story; It's a Wonderful Life; Mr Smith Goes to Washington; Vertigo), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 89

  • 2005 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), dies at 89
  • 2006 Jan Murray, American comedian and TV game show host (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), dies at 89
  • 2007 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), dies at 85
  • 2008 Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • 2010 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), dies at 75
  • 2012 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2014 Louis Zamperini, American World War II veteran whose story of capture by the Japanese inspired the movie "Unbroken", dies at 97
  • 2016 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • 2019 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives - "Ida"; General Hospital), dies at 90
  • 2021 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), dies at 96
  • 2022 Alain de Cadenet, English auto racer (3 x 24 Hours of Le Mans class 3rd place) and broadcaster (Speed Channel, ESPN, Velocity Channel, Petrolicious website), dies at 76