Deaths in Film & TV on May 31

  • 1947 Adrienne Ames, actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39
  • 1977 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)

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1983 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1987 Dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies
  • 1989 Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1993 John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
  • 1994 Sidney Gilliat, British screenwriter/director, dies at 86
  • 1996 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • 2001 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 1907)
  • 2004 √Čtienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2010 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)
  • 2013 Jean Stapleton, American actress, dies at 90