On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on May 13

Person of interestGary Cooper

1961 Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60

  • 1962 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1967 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1972 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 43
  • 1993 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • 1994 Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • 1995 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • 2000 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2001 Jason Miller, American actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), dies at 62
  • 2002 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), dies at 76
  • 2009 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 2018 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), dies at 69

Person of interestDoris Day

2019 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies of pneumonia at 97

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day