On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on June 1

  • 1925 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), dies at 64
  • 1943 Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With the Wind, Of Human Bondage), dies after Nazis shoot down his plane at 50
  • 1946 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 1973 Mary Kornman, American actress (Desert Trail, Queen of the Jungle, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • 1973 Walter Greaza, American actor (Treasury Man, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 76
  • 1979 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), dies at 91
  • 1985 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • 1988 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), dies at 85
  • 1990 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • 1992 Howard Ralston, actor (Pollyana), dies
  • 1992 Michael King, actor (Lonely are the Brave), dies at 69
  • 1994 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • 1996 Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), commits suicide at 40
  • 1996 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • 1998 Darwin Joston, American actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 60
  • 2006 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, dies at 59
  • 2020 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), dies at 83