Deaths in Film & TV on July 29

  • 1941 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), dies at 52
  • 1958 Charles O'Malley, 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

Person of interestDavid Niven

1983 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73

  • 1983 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), 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
  • 1999 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, produer 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)
  • 2007 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • 2007 Tom Snyder, American television personality (The Tomorrow Show), dies 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