Deaths in Film & TV on May 13

  • 1942 Hyam Greenbaum, British violinist, composer and conductor of the 1st TV orchestra (BBC), dies of alcohol-related problems at 41

Gary CooperGary Cooper (1901-1961)

American 2 time Academy award-winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60

  • 1962 Frank Jenks, American stage and screen actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1967 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1972 Dan Blocker, American actor (Cimarron City - "Tiny"; Bonanza - "Hoss"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 43
  • 1985 Selma Diamond, Canadian-American comedy writer (Your Show Of Shows), and actress (Night Court, 1984-85 - "Selma"), dies of lung cancer at 64
  • 1993 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • 1994 Ruth Gillette, American 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
  • 2015 Robert Drasnin, American clarinetist, composer, and film and television music supervisor (CBS, 1977-91), dies after a fall at 87
  • 2018 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), dies at 69

Doris DayDoris Day (1922-2019)

American singer ("Sentimental Journey; "Que Sera, Sera"), actress known as the "girl next door" (Pillow Talk; The Man Who Knew Too Much), and animal rights activist, dies of pneumonia at 97