Deaths in Film & TV on November 5

  • 1933 (Mary Louise) "Texas" Guinan, American vaudeville singer, silent film actress, and speakeasy (saloon) proprietor, dies of amoebic dysentery at 49
  • 1935 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis, dies at 71

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan (1878-1942)

American father of musical comedy (Phantom President; Give My Regards to Broadway), dies of cancer at 64

  • 1960 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1960 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1968 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • 1968 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • 1969 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • 1972 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
  • 1974 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1977 Aleksey Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny (1926-1977)

French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

  • 1978 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), dies at 73
  • 1979 Amedeo Nazzari [Buffa], Italian actor (Nights of Cabiria; Chains; Caravaggio), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • 1986 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • 1987 Georges Franju, French film director (Judex; Les Yeux sans visage - Eyes Without A Face), dies at 75
  • 1990 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1991 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1995 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • 1997 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (Desert Victory), dies at 87
  • 2002 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), dies of heart disease and diabetes at 80
  • 2008 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 2010 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • 2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker, dies at 85
  • 2020 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Madness of King George, Butterflies), dies at 93 [1]
  • 2022 Bill Treacher, British actor (EastEnders, 1985-96 - "Arthur Fowler"), dies at 92