On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on July 5

  • 1948 Carole Landis [Frances Ridste], American actress (I Wake Up Screaming, One Million BC, Topper Returns), allegedly commits suicide at 29
  • 1969 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), dies of natural causes at 58
  • 1969 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), dies at 70
  • 1979 Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), dies at 76
  • 1984 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), dies at 79
  • 1985 Marion Byron, actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73
  • 1992 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 2002 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), dies at 78
  • 2007 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2020 Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), dies of COVID-19 complications at 41
  • 2020 Ragaa al-Gedawy, Egyptian actress (The Stranger) dies of COVID-19 at 81