Deaths in Film & TV on August 6

  • 1938 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), dies at 58
  • 1959 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), dies at 60
  • 1963 Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1964 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope; Suspicion; Peter Pan; Richard III), dies at 71
  • 1965 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • 1965 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • 1973 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), dies from pancreatitis at 44
  • 1979 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1987 Sherwood Bailey, actor (Spud-Our Gang), dies
  • 1990 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 1990 Gordon Metcalfe, American actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43

Harry ReasonerHarry Reasoner (1923-1991)

American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

  • 2001 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), dies at 71
  • 2008 Jud Taylor, American actor (Dr. Kildare (TV series) - "Dr. Gerson"), and director (Tail Gunner Joe), dies at 76
  • 2009 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club; Ferris Bueller's Day Off), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2021 Herbert Schlosser, American television executive (NBC - hired Johnny Carson; championed Laugh-In; conceptualized Saturday Night Live), dies at 95