Deaths in Film & TV on June 2

  • 1956 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), dies form cancer at 69
  • 1961 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor and director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
  • 1967 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • 1969 Leo Gorcey, American stage and screen comic actor, and malapropist (The Dead End Kids; The East Side Boys; The Bowery Boys), dies of liver failure at 51, and malpropist
  • 1970 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1974 Elliott Sullivan, American actor (The Persuaders!, Fury Below, Sergeant), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1976 Alan Dewitt, American actor (It's About Time), dies at 55
  • 1977 Forrest Lewis, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Monster of Piedras Blancas), dies at 77
  • 1977 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1979 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
  • 1988 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), dies of complications related to asthma at 63
  • 1990 Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76

Rex HarrisonRex Harrison (1908-1990)

English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82

  • 1990 Stuart Hall, actor (Cavalcade, Dawn Patrol), dies
  • 1992 Philip Dunne, founder (Screen Writers Guild), dies of cancer at 84
  • 1995 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), dies at 73
  • 1996 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • 1998 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler, dies at 45
  • 2001 Imogene Coca, American comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), dies at 92
  • 2003 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • 2007 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese pianist, composer and arranger for film, anime, and video games, dies of liver cancer at 58
  • 2008 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), dies at 90
  • 2012 Kathryn Joosten, American actress (Desperate Housewives), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 2012 Richard Dawson, British-American actor, comedian, and game show host (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • 2016 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), dies at 64
  • 2017 Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), dies at 96