On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on July 8

  • 1967 Vivian Leigh, English stage and film actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind, Blanche DuBois-A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53
  • 1979 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), dies from a head injury at 66
  • 1981 Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
  • 1982 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • 1984 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), dies from cancer at 73
  • 1985 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
  • 1990 Howard Duff, American actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1991 James Franciscus, American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Mr Novak, Longstreet), dies of emphysema 57
  • 1991 Lotte Palfi Andor, German-American actress (Lovesick, All That Jazz), dies at 87
  • 1994 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1994 Christian-Jaque, French film director, dies at 89
  • 2001 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (Diabolical, Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to?), dies at 84
  • 2006 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), dies of a stroke at 87

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

2012 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • 2017 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), dies at 82
  • 2017 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39
  • 2018 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
  • 2020 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee), drowns at 33