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 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73
  • 1966 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • 1966 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), dies of heart attack at 68
  • 1970 Frank Silvera, Jamaican actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55
  • 1979 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85

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1979 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies of stomach cancer at 72

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  • 1985 Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • 1988 Nathan Cook, actor (White Night), 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 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 1994 Christopher Collins, actor (True Identity), dies after illness at 44
  • 1994 Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace), dies at 77
  • 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 (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • 2007 Mala Powers, American film actress (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, dies from heart disease at 94
  • 2015 Ron Moody, British actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91
  • 2015 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), dies at 69