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
  • 1969 Douglas Moore, American concert, stage, and film composer (The Ballad of Baby Doe), dies at 75
  • 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
  • 2003 John Schlesinger, English stage and Academy Award-winning film director (Midnight Cowboy; Darling), dies at 77
  • 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 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), dies at 90
  • 2011 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • 2013 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2016 Benito Wogatzki, German radio and TV writer (My Best Friends), dies at 83
  • 2017 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90
  • 2017 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), dies at 73
  • 2020 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), dies of pneumonia at 83

Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland (1916-2020)

British-American Academy Award-winning actress (All the King's Men; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Gone With The Wind; The Heiress),, dies at 104

  • 2022 Paul Sorvino, American stage and screen actor (Goodfellas; Law and Order, 1991-92; Dick Tracy; That's Life), dies at 83