On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on July 27

  • 1968 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), dies of liver failure at 62
  • 1979 Ettore Manni, Italian actor (Street People, Divine Nymph, Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), accidentally shoots himself at 52
  • 1979 Shirley Mason, actress (Let it Rain, Dark Skies), dies at 79

Person of interestWilliam Wyler

1981 William Wyler, American film director (Ben-Hur, Mrs Miniver), dies at 79

Film Director William Wyler
Film Director
William Wyler
  • 1984 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1988 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), dies at 77
  • 1990 Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
  • 1990 Nick Pippins, American actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
  • 1992 Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1997 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
  • 1997 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), dies at 79
  • 1998 Binnie Barnes, British actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), dies at 95
  • 2000 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • 2000 Val Dufour, American actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), dies at 73
  • 2001 Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)

Person of interestBob Hope

2003 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
  • 2005 Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer and cartoonist (Tom Puss), dies at 93
  • 2007 Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • 2012 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2012 R G Armstrong [Robert Golden], American actor (Predator, Dick Tracey, T.H.E. Cat), dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2012 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2017 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), dies at 73