Deaths in Film & TV on March 8

  • 1935 Ruan Lingyu [Fenggen], Chinese silent film actress (The Goddess), commits suicide at 24
  • 1958 Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich, actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
  • 1965 Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1967 John F Bothwell, actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
  • 1971 Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1974 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
  • 1977 Henry Hull, actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
  • 1985 Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
  • 1993 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • 1993 Wells Root, US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • 1996 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
  • 1999 Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2003 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2003 Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 2007 John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2007 Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Carol Barnes, former ITV news presenter (b. 1944)