Deaths in Film & TV on July 30

  • 1943 Owen Nares [Ramsay], British actor and manager (Maiden Erleigh), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 1962 Myron McCormick, American actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1966 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94
  • 1967 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), dies of stroke at 35
  • 1973 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), dies following a heart attack at 66
  • 1979 Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), dies at 60
  • 1980 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), dies after falling through a glass shower door at 66
  • 1982 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, dies at 28
  • 1983 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • 1987 Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies
  • 1991 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), dies at 60
  • 1992 Brenda Marshall [Ardis Ankerson], American actress (The Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark), dies of throat cancer at 76
  • 1993 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

1996 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93

  • 1996 Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
  • 1998 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2000 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • 2000 Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), dies of pneumonia at 74
  • 2004 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

2007 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
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Ingmar Bergman
  • 2016 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91