On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on June 24

  • 1962 Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83
  • 1969 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)
  • 1969 Frank King, American cartoonist (Gasoline Alley), dies at 86
  • 1971 Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • 1973 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99
  • 1973 George "Bud" Hamilton Westmore, American film make-up artist (Westmore family), dies after a heart attack at 55
  • 1987 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler; Gigot), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), , dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1991 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • 1992 Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Commandant), drowns while scuba diving at 41
  • 1992 Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), dies of AIDS at 29
  • 1997 Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair, Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap), commits suicide at 75
  • 2000 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), dies from a stroke at 83
  • 2003 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • 2005 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)