Deaths in Film & TV on October 8

  • 1928 Larry Semon, American silent film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (The Wizard of Oz (1925)), dies of pneumonia and tuberculosis at 39
  • 1946 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), dies at 73
  • 1953 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1969 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80
  • 1970 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • 1978 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1979 June Nash, American actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
  • 1982 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1983 Joan Hackett, American stage and screen actress (Will Penny; Only When I Laugh; Mourning Becomes Electra),, dies of cancer at 49
  • 1994 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), dies at 81
  • 1996 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • 1996 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), dies at 83
  • 2002 Phyllis Calvert [Bickle], British actress (Crash of Silence, The Man in Grey), dies at 87
  • 2008 Bob Friend, British newscaster (BBC, 1969-89; Sky News, 1989-2003), dies from a brain tumor at 70
  • 2008 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children; The Angel with the Trumpet), dies of complications from pneumonia at 90
  • 2015 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), dies at 72