Deaths in Film & TV on June 7

  • 1654 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L'adamo), dies at 76

Edwin BoothEdwin Booth (1833-1893)

American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

Jean HarlowJean Harlow (1911-1937)

American actress and 1930s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8; Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26

  • 1940 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), dies of cirrhosis at 39
  • 1963 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (Life With Father, Dames, Wedding March), dies at 69

Judy HollidayJudy Holliday (1921-1965)

American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

  • 1967 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1968 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1973 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • 1980 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • 1983 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), dies at 81
  • 1984 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • 1988 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), dies at 60
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, American stage and screen actress and singer (Norma Rae; Nashville; Countdown), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1991 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • 1992 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1995 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • 2003 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • 2006 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2008 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 86
  • 2008 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2010 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee (1922-2015)

English actor (Dracula, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), dies at 93