Deaths in Film & TV on March 6

  • 1924 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), dies at 85
  • 1935 Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor and comedian (The Wrong Millionaire, Secret Svensson), dies from brain fever at 39
  • 1937 Frank Vosper, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rome Express), dies at sea at 37
  • 1950 Lew Lehr, American comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • 1951 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • 1959 Fred Stone, renowned American circus performer and broadway actor (Alice Adams), dies at 85
  • 1961 George Formby, British singer and comedian, dies at 56
  • 1961 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), dies at 59
  • 1964 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (Frankenstein, Dracula), dies at 81
  • 1965 Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • 1967 Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • 1970 William Hopper, American actor (Perry Mason, The Bad Seed, Rebel Without a Cause), dies of pneumonia following a stroke at 55
  • 1976 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, dies at 71
  • 1979 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
  • 1982 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), dies at 97

  • 1983 Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
  • 1984 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), dies from heart failure and cancer at 78
  • 1986 Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies
  • 1989 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
  • 1992 Elvia Allman, actress (Night at Earl Carroll's), dies of pneumonia
  • 1994 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, dies of lung cancer at 73
  • 1996 Simon Cadell, English actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
  • 2000 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 2001 Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
  • 2004 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, dies at 47
  • 2005 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), dies at 86
  • 2006 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), dies of lung cancer at 44
  • 2007 Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • 2014 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), dies at 92
  • 2017 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), dies at 84
  • 2018 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), dies from natural causes at 88