Deaths in Film & TV on May 8

  • 1950 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), dies at 80
  • 1952 William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • 1961 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
  • 1967 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
  • 1967 Elmer Rice, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74
  • 1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies at 70
  • 1983 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), dies at 74
  • 1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
  • 1985 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
  • 1991 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • 1992 Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
  • 1994 George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65
  • 1994 Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36
  • 1994 Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
  • 1999 Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant)
  • 1999 Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1999 Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
  • 2013 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • 2013 Jeanne Cooper, American actress, dies at 84
  • 2016 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), dies at 93