Actress Julie Harris (b.1925) died on August 24. Harris won a record 5 Tony Awards. Harris made appearances in episodes of Tales of the Unexpected and The Outer Limits. One of her best known works was the 1963 adaptation of The Haunting. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for her role in The Dark Half.
Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor (b.1914) died on August 23. Taylor won a special award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for his work on Star Wars. Other genre titles Taylor worked on included Damien: Omen II, Flash Gordon, 2001: a space odyssey, and Dr. Strangelove.
Director Ted Post (b.1918) died on August 20. Best known for his work in Westerns and a long professional relationship with Clint Eastwood, Post directed episodes of The Twilight Zone, Thriller, Ark II, Beyond Westworld, and the film Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
Actor Lee Thompson Young (b.1984) committed suicide on August 19. Young appeared in bit roles on several genre shows, including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Jake 2.0, and The Event. He played Victor Stone/Cyborg in three episodes of Smallville and Al Gough on the first seven episodes of FlashForward. More recently, he was a regular on the non-genre Rizzoli and Isles.
Actress Barbara Trentham (b.1945) died on August 2 from complications from leukemia. She appeared in several films in the 1970s, including Rollerball, The Possession of Joel Delaney, and Death Moon. She met John Cleese when Monty Python played the Hollywood Bowl and the two were married from 1981-1990.
Actor August Schellenberg (b.1936) died on August 15. Schellenberg is best known for his appearance in the Free Willy films, but has appeared in episodes of Stargate: Universe, Tremors 4, Heavy Metal, Out of Time, and Tales from the Cryptkeeper.
Actress Lisa Robin Kelly (b.1970) died on August 15. Kelly was best known for her role on That 70s Show, but also appeared in episodes of Poltergeist: The Legacy, The X-Files, and the film Amityville: Dollhouse. Since leaving That 70s Show, Kelly has suffered from addiction and has legal problems.
Animator Lou Scarborough (b.1953) died on August 5. Scarborough worked on the animated Godzilla in the 1970s and went on to work as either animator or storyboard director on several other shows, including InHumanoids, BraveStarr, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Batman: The Animated Series.
Actor Henry Polic II (b.1945) died on August 11. Polic appeared on several genre television shows, including They Came from Outer Space, The Bionic Woman, and Monster Squad. He provided the voice for Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow on Batman: The Animated Series and portrayed the Sheriff of Nottingham on When Times Were Rotten.
Actress Karen Black (b. Karen Ziegler, 1939) died on August 8. Black is best known for her roles in Five Easy Pieces and Nashville, however she also appeared in several genre films and television shows, including Capricorn 1, House of 1000 Corpses, Invaders from Mars, and Children of the Corn: The Gathering. She won the Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award for her role in Firecracker and the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for House of 1000 Corpses.