On This Day

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

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

1991 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
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  • 2001 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), dies at 71
  • 2009 John Hughes, American film director (Breakfast Club; Ferris Bueller's Day Off), dies of a heart attack at 59