On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on May 3

  • 1964 Diana Wynyard, British stage and film actress (Cavalcade), dies of renal disease at 58
  • 1969 Karl Freund, German cinematographer and film director (Dracula, I love Lucy, The Mummy), dies at 79
  • 1972 Bruce Cabot, actor (Diamonds are Forever), dies at 68
  • 1976 David Bruce [Marden Andrew McBroom], American actor (The Mad Ghoul, Flying Tigers), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1979 Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76
  • 1983 Vaughn Taylor, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Johnny Jupiter), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 72
  • 1986 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), dies at 72
  • 1987 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, commits suicide at 54
  • 1989 Muriel Ostriche, American silent film actress dies at 92
  • 1991 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77

Person of interestGeorge Murphy

1992 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), dies of leukemia at 89

Actor and US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US Senator
George Murphy
  • 1995 Michael Horden, actor (Fool, Green Man, Scoop), dies at 83
  • 1996 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • 2003 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (Chamber of Horrors), dies at 70
  • 2004 Anthony Ainley, British actor (Doctor Who), dies at 71
  • 2007 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), dies at 88
  • 2017 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), dies at 74
  • 2017 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), dies of complications from surgery at 104