Deaths in Film & TV on June 12

  • 1966 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • 1967 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
  • 1980 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), dies from a heart attack at 75

Person of interestNorma Shearer

1983 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82

Actress Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
  • 1992 Gerda Nicolson, actress (Next of Kin, Clinic), dies
  • 1996 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78

Person of interestGregory Peck

2003 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), dies of bronchopneumonia at 87

  • 2007 Don Herbert aka "Mr. Wizard", American television host (b. 1917)