On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on May 9

  • 1951 Marie Ault, British actress, dies at 80
  • 1952 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1958 Bill Goodwin, American television announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
  • 1968 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • 1968 Marion Lorne, American actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • 1968 Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1975 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1986 Herschel Bernardi, American actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1993 Mary Duncan Sanford, American actress, dies at 98
  • 1997 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director, dies at 68
  • 1998 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress & singer (Hello Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), dies of stomach cancer at 83
  • 2004 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian & actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), dies at 76
  • 2010 Lena Horne, American singer & actress (Cabin in the Sky), dies at 92
  • 2013 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), dies at 80
  • 2015 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen & stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), dies at 94
  • 2015 Christopher Wood, English screenwriter & novelist (Confessions), dies at 79
  • 2017 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), dies at 77
  • 2019 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), dies at 76