On This Day

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

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

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

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 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
  • 2007 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • 2012 George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83
  • 2016 Niklaus Schilling, Swiss film director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold), dies at 72