Deaths in Film & TV on October 5

  • 1933 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • 1934 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • 1976 Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), dies of complications from organ damage at 46
  • 1981 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), dies of peritonitis and breast cancer at 55
  • 1981 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), dies in a plane crash at 48
  • 1984 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1993 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • 1995 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • 1997 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
  • 1997 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 1997 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), dies at 71
  • 2003 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), dies from liver cancer at 75

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2004 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
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  • 2006 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Charles Napier, American actor (Night Stalker, Rambo), dies at 75
  • 2014 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), dies at 84
  • 2015 Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65