On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on June 7

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

Person of interestEdwin Booth

1893 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

Person of interestJean Harlow

1937 Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier], American actress and 1930s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8; Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26

Actress Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow
  • 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

Person of interestJudy Holliday

1965 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
  • 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 60
  • 1973 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • 1980 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, 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 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 86
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • 2010 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)

Person of interestChristopher Lee

2015 Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93