Deaths in Film & TV on November 8

  • 1885 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
  • 1928 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), dies from an infective pleurisy at 45
  • 1968 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies from a liver ailment at 54
  • 1969 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), dies at 62
  • 1969 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1979 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • 1986 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1991 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • 1998 Jean Marais, French actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus), dies of cardio-vascular disease at 84
  • 2003 Bob Grant, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 2006 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies of cancer at 61
  • 2012 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), dies from natural causes at 96