On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on October 6

  • 1953 Porter Hall, American actor (Half-Breed, Double Indemnity), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1960 Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), dies from diabetes at 50
  • 1962 Tod Browning, American film director (Dracula), dies at 82
  • 1966 Sydney Chatton, English actress (Once Upon a Horse), dies of heart attack at 48
  • 1972 Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), dies at 78
  • 1973 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • 1973 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1975 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • 1980 Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1980 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies

Person of interestBette Davis

1989 Bette Davis, American actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • 1992 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • 1996 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • 1999 Gorilla Monsoon, American pro wrestler (Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame) and commentator (WWF), dies from heart failure at 62
  • 2000 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • 2006 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • 2009 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • 2010 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), dies at 78
  • 2015 Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), dies at 66
  • 2018 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), dies of cancer at 76

Person of interestRip Taylor

2019 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), dies at 88

Comedian and Actor Rip Taylor
Comedian and Actor
Rip Taylor