On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on July 7

  • 1958 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), dies at 55
  • 1969 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), dies at 83
  • 1970 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
  • 1970 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • 1973 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), dies from hepatitis and acute kidney injury at 50
  • 1975 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • 1976 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • 1980 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces; The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • 1981 Keefe Brasselle [John Brasselli], American actor (The Eddie Cantor Story, Be Our Guest), dies of liver disease at 58
  • 1982 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • 1984 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • 1985 Patti McCarty, actress (Gangster of the Frontier), dies at 64
  • 1988 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), dies from pneumonia at 68
  • 1994 Anita Garvin, American actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
  • 2008 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2021 Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), dies of lung cancer at 74