On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on June 3

  • 1963 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • 1966 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • 1973 Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)
  • 1975 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies from cancer at 69

Person of interestRoberto Rossellini

1977 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), dies at 71

Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini
  • 1983 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • 1983 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • 1986 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • 1986 Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • 1987 Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54
  • 1990 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), dies from cancer at 77
  • 1991 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 1991 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1992 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), dies at 84
  • 1993 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • 1995 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • 1995 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • 1996 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1997 Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
  • 1998 Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Antonio "Anthony" Quinn, Mexican actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lust for Life), dies from complications of throat cancer at 86
  • 2005 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 97
  • 2009 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), dies at 72
  • 2010 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • 2011 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88
  • 2017 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), dies at 87