Deaths in Film & TV on June 17

  • 1936 Henry B Walthall, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Klondike), dies at 58
  • 1957 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), dies at 69
  • 1961 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), dies as a result of medical malpractice at 42
  • 1963 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Devils), dies
  • 1973 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born, American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), dies at 66
  • 1974 Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • 1978 Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
  • 1979 Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
  • 1984 Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51
  • 1989 John Matusek, NFLer (Oak Raider)/actor, dies of a heart attack at 38
  • 1994 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • 2006 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Arthur Franz, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2008 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 86