Deaths in Film & TV on November 8

  • 1885 Johannes Kneppelhout [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist and 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 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1969 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), dies at 62
  • 1979 Sydney Tafler, English actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • 1986 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1990 Grampy Davis, American actor, dies of a heart attack at 87
  • 1991 Frances Faye, American cabernet singer and actress (Pretty Baby), dies after a stroke ay 79
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • 1996 Gino Marinuzzi, Jr., Italian-American conductor, symphonic and film score composer (Le Carrosse d’or), and electronic music pioneer (Fonosynth), dies at 76
  • 1998 Jean Marais, French actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus), dies of cardio-vascular disease at 84
  • 2003 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), dies at 71
  • 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

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek (1940-2020)

Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV Game Show Host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80

  • 2020 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Canada MP), dies at 97
  • 2022 Tom Owen [Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, 2000-10 - "Tom"), dies at 73