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 stage and screen actor (I Remember Mama - "Papa"; Advise and Consent), 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
  • 1989 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish classical and film score composer (Rapsodia portuguesa; is Don Quixote de la Mancha), and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1992 Georgia Brown [Lilian Klot], British cabaret stage, and screen singer and actress (Oliver!; Shoulder To Shoulder), dies from complications of emergency intestinal surgery 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)
  • 2019 John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, dies at 79
  • 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
  • 2021 Richard Donner [Schwartzberg], American television and film director (Twilight Zone; The Omen, Superman; Lethal Weapon; Scrooged), and producer (X-Men; Tales From The Crypt), dies at 91