On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on May 26

  • 1959 Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
  • 1963 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
  • 1966 Don Castle, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), dies of a medication overdose at 47
  • 1966 Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
  • 1967 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • 1971 John Longden, British actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • 1977 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • 1978 Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
  • 1979 George Brent, American actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
  • 1991 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • 1993 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • 1995 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • 1995 Friz Freleng, American animator for Warner Bros cartoons (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • 2001 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Doubtfire - "Mrs. Sellner"; Liar Liar - "Greta"), dies of congestive heart failure at 67

Person of interestEddie Albert

2005 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

Person of interestSydney Pollack

2008 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 2010 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)