Deaths in Film & TV on July 28

Marie DresslerMarie Dressler (1868-1934)

Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies of cancer at 65

  • 1965 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • 1973 Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), dies at 80
  • 1974 Truman Bradley, American TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • 1976 Lucie Mannheim, German singer and actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • 1984 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • 1985 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
  • 1989 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies of acute respiratory failure at 64
  • 1990 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • 1990 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • 1993 Herbert Joeks [Herman Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo de clown), dies at 77
  • 1994 Ralph Herman, American Emmy Award-winning composer (From the Scriptures; Circus Time), orchestra leader, and music director (ABC-TV, 1952-71), dies after a stroke at 80
  • 1997 Rosalie Crutchley, British actress (Armchair Theatre: Black Limelight, Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies at 77
  • 2004 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), dies at 75
  • 2004 Sam Edwards, American actor (Captain Midnight, Twelve O'Clock High), dies at 89
  • 2006 Patrick Allen, British actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder), dies at 79
  • 2007 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Studio El Fan), murdered in her apartment in Dubai at 30
  • 2013 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • 2021 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality who popularized the phrase "But wait, there's more!", dies at 86 [1]
  • 2022 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor (Old Jack’s Boat; Doctor Who – “Wilfred Mott”; The Railway Children), voice-over artist (The Wombles; Jackanory), and novelty song singer (Right Said Fred), dies at 93