Deaths in Film & TV on July 9

  • 1927 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), dies at 73
  • 1948 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, dies from diabetes at 44
  • 1951 Harry Heilmann, American Baseball HOF outfielder (4 × AL batting champion, Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (WXYZ), dies from lung cancer at 56
  • 1961 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1963 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 1967 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
  • 1969 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • 1985 Rafael Campos, Dominican born actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1988 Anthony Holland, American actor (Break Up) who suffered from HIV/AIDS, commits suicide at 60
  • 1992 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • 1993 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), commits suicide at 81
  • 1995 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • 1996 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), dies at 84
  • 2000 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)

Rod SteigerRod Steiger (1925-2002)

American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), dies of pneumonia at 77

  • 2004 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
  • 2007 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)

Eileen FordEileen Ford (1922-2014)

American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

  • 2019 Rip Torn [Elmore Rual Torn Jr], American actor, voice artist and comedian (Cross Creek, The Larry Sanders Show), dies at 88
  • 2021 (Jonathan) "Jono" Coleman, British-Australian television and radio, writer, and comedian, dies of prostate cancer at 65