Deaths in Film & TV on September 6

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

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

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

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 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, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • 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, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • 1987 Quinn Martin, American television producer (b. 1922)
  • 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

Person of interestAkira 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

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 2003 Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 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, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2015 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), dies at 83