Deaths in Film & TV on September 5

  • 1920 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), accidentally shot to death at 27
  • 1939 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67
  • 1953 Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), dies at 72
  • 1969 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1980 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • 1988 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • 1990 Beppo Brem, actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1992 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1993 Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60
  • 1996 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • 1998 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, dies at 77
  • 1999 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, dies at 87
  • 2002 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), dies of a lung infection at 79
  • 2003 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 76
  • 2015 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), dies of pneumonia at 95
  • 2016 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], American actor (Wyatt Earp), dies at 91