Deaths in Film & TV on June 6

  • 1922 Lillian Russell, American actress and operetta singer, dies at about 60
  • 1934 Max Pallenberg [Pollack], Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of operetta star Fritzi Massary, dies in air crash at 56
  • 1940 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), dies at 56
  • 1951 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1956 Margaret Wycherly, English actress (Claudia), dies at 74
  • 1962 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, American actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail), dies of poisoning at 63
  • 1964 Robert Warwick, American actor (Konga, Zorro, Lady Godiva), dies at 85
  • 1974 Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
  • 1975 Larry Blyden, actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49
  • 1976 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • 1977 Sophie Stewart, actress (As You Like It), dies at 69

Jack HaleyJack Haley (1898-1979)

American vaudevillle and screen actor, singer, and dancer (The Wizard of Oz -"Tin Man"; Higher and Higher), dies of a heart attack at 81

  • 1985 Siem Devout, Dutch actor, dies at 54
  • 1987 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • 1991 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1992 Larry Riley, American actor (Soldier Story, Knots Landing), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1994 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), dies at 81
  • 1994 Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), dies from cancer at 80
  • 1994 Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1994 Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • 1994 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • 1996 Glyn Worsnip, British radio and television presenter (That's Life!), dies at 57
  • 1996 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • 1997 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), dies of renal failure at 81
  • 1999 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • 2004 Judy Campbell [Judith Mary Gamble], British actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie), dies at 88

Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft (1931-2005)

American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, dies from uterine cancer at 73

  • 2005 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 2010 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2013 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2015 Pierre Brice [Pierre-Louis Le Bris], French actor (Winnetou), dies at 86
  • 2016 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), dies at 62