On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on July 25

  • 1814 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1955 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • 1980 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1981 Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69
  • 1988 Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), shot dead with mother by her father at 11
  • 1991 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • 1991 Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
  • 1992 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1992 Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • 1993 Nan Grey [Eschal Miller], American actress (Three Smart Girls, Dracula's Daughters), dies of heart failure on her 75th birthday
  • 1997 Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
  • 2003 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • 2009 Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
  • 2009 Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • 2011 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • 2011 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • 2013 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2017 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90
  • 2017 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), dies at 73

Person of interestOlivia de Havilland

2020 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), dies at 104

  • 2020 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), dies of pneumonia at 83