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
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Norma Shearer
  • 1992 Gerda Nicolson, actress (Next of Kin, Clinic), dies
  • 1994 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • 1996 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • 1998 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), dies of skin cancer at 75

Person of interestGregory Peck

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

  • 2007 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), dies at 89
  • 2015 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), dies at 93
  • 2016 Janet Waldo, American radio and actress (Judy Jetson, Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop), dies at 97