Deaths in Film & TV on June 13

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871)

French watchmaker and illusionist considered the father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • 1969 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1977 Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins), dies of pancreatitis at 21
  • 1979 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), dies from acute hepatitis at 47
  • 1982 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)

Geraldine PageGeraldine Page (1924-1987)

American actress (Blue & Gray, Trip to Bountiful), dies at 62

  • 1989 Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • 1995 David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler's Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1998 Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (Andy Capp), dies at 80
  • 2004 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 2005 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)

Tim RussertTim Russert (1950-2008)

American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, dies at 58

  • 2009 Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2010 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host (Jimmy Dean Show), actor (Diamonds Are Forever), and sausage maker,, dies at 81
  • 2017 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, dies of complications of hepatitis C. at 75
  • 2021 Ned Beatty, American stage and screen actor (Deliverance; Hear My Song; Network; Nashville), dies at 83