Deaths in Film & TV on July 29

  • 1941 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), dies at 52
  • 1958 Charles O'Malley, American actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
  • 1973 Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • 1975 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1979 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1982 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), dies of liver cancer at 62

David NivenDavid Niven (1910-1983)

British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • 1983 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Abe Lincoln In Illinois; Dr; Kildare (TV series)), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 1984 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • 1985 James F Nolan, actor (Dante), dies of cancer at 69

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins (1918-1998)

American Tony and Academy Award-winning theater and ballet choreographer and director (West Side Story; Peter Pan), dies shortly after suffering a strokeat 79

  • 1999 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), dies at 70
  • 2001 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), dies of natural causes at 85
  • 2003 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82
  • 2004 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Pat McCormick, American comedy writer (Red Skeleton; Get Smart; The Tonight Show; Don Rickles Show), and actor (Smokey and the Bandit), dies at 78
  • 2007 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • 2007 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Tom Snyder, American television and radio interviewer (The Tomorrow Show, 1973-82), and news anchor (NBC Weekend News), dies of complications from leukemia at 71
  • 2011 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), dies at 84
  • 2015 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97