Deaths in Film & TV on September 6

  • 1783 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), dies at 72

Gertrude Lawrence

1952 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

  • 1959 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 81
  • 1959 Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy], British actress (Genevieve, The Constant Husband, Les Girls), dies of leukaemia at 32
  • 1960 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • 1963 Margarita Sierra, Spanish-American actress (Surfside 6 - "Cha Cha"), dies after heart surgery at 27
  • 1974 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
  • 1974 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
  • 1981 Maria Palmer, actress (Days of Glory, Web), dies
  • 1984 E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74
  • 1985 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • 1986 Blanche Sweet, American actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • 1987 Quinn Martin, American television producer, dies at 65
  • 1988 Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • 1994 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • 1995 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36

Akira Kurosawa

1998 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), dies of a stroke at 88

  • 2000 Desmond Wilcox, English broadcaster (BBC, ITV), dies at 69
  • 2003 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, dies at 71
  • 2007 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2008 Anita Page, American silent screen actress ((Our Dancing Daughters), dies at 98
  • 2012 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), dies from cancer at 71
  • 2015 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), dies at 83

Burt Reynolds

2018 Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), dies of cardiac arrest at 82

  • 2020 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), dies at 77

Jean-Paul Belmondo

2021 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Breathless; Casino Royale; Magnifique), dies at 88