Deaths in Film & TV on May 6

  • 1963 Monty Wooley, American actor (The Bishop's Wife, The Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
  • 1971 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • 1978 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
  • 1982 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1985 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, dies at 16
  • 1990 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • 1991 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), dies at 87

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1992 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

  • 1993 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • 1993 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • 1994 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • 1994 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • 1995 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • 1999 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster and actor (Once in a Lifetime), dies at 82
  • 2000 Leonard Salzedo, British orchestral, ballet, and film composer (The Witch Boy; Requiem Sine Voxibus, Hammer Films), dies at 78
  • 2007 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • 2007 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), dies at 63
  • 2012 George Lindsey, American actor (Andy Griffith Show -"Goober"), dies at 83
  • 2016 Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), dies at 72