Deaths in Film & TV on June 11

  • 1943 Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50
  • 1955 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 75
  • 1956 Frank Brangwyn, Welsh painter, muralist and cartoonist (Official War Artist First World War), dies at 89
  • 1956 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73
  • 1966 Ethel Clayton, American actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • 1966 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1970 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), accidentally electrocutes himself at 55
  • 1979 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85

John WayneJohn Wayne (1907-1979)

American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies of stomach cancer at 72

  • 1985 Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • 1988 Nathan Cook, American actor (The Whiye Shadow - "Milton"; Hotel - "Billy"), dies of an allergic reaction at 38
  • 1991 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • 1992 Scotty Sachs, actor (Hanoi Hilton), dies of gunshot wounds at 39
  • 1993 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1993 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 1994 Herbert Anderson, American character actor (Dennis The Menace, Battleground), dies of a stroke at 77
  • 1994 Jack Hannah, animator, dies at 90
  • 1996 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • 1996 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • 1999 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • 2000 Lew Gallo, American character actor and screenwriter (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 71

David BrinkleyDavid Brinkley (1920-2003)

American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82

  • 2003 William Marshall, American stage and screen actor, director, and operatic singer (Frederick Douglass: Slave and Statesman; Blacula; Scream Blacula Scream), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 78
  • 2005 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • 2007 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), dies of leukemia at 75
  • 2012 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone With The Wind; Whistling in the Dark), dies from heart disease at 94
  • 2014 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun; American Gangster), dies at 91
  • 2015 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), dies at 69
  • 2015 Ron Moody [Moodnick], British stage and screen actor, singer (Oliver!; The Twelve Chairs), and composer dies at 91
  • 2020 Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), dies at 78
  • 2021 John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American stage and screen actor (Ryan's Hope), singer, lyricist, and producer, dies at 90