Deaths in Film & TV on July 3

  • 1816 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, dies at 65
  • 1929 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), dies at 55
  • 1957 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • 1967 John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
  • 1971 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • 1976 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
  • 1978 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 1981 Ross Martin [Martin Rosenblatt], Polish-American actor (Mr Lucky, The Wild Wild West), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1982 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • 1987 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
  • 1988 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), dies of leukemia at 68
  • 1989 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), dies of pneumonia at 76
  • 1993 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1996 Raaj Kumar, Hindi actor (Tiranga, Saudagar), dies at 69
  • 2000 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
  • 2005 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2008 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Clive Hornby, English soap actor - Emmerdale (b. 1944)
  • 2012 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2015 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2016 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95