Celebrity Deaths - 6 June

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  1. Esther Williams

    Esther Williams


    Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) was an American competitive swimmer and actress.

  2. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft


    Anna Maria Louisa Italiano (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005), known professionally as Anne Bancroft, was an American actress associated with the Method acting school, which she had studied under Lee Strasberg. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, Bancroft was acknowledged for her work in film, theatre and television. She won one Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globes, two Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards, and several other awards and nominations.

  3. Robert F. Kennedy

    Robert F. Kennedy


    Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 until his assassination in 1968. He was previously the 64th U.S. Attorney General from 1961 to 1964, serving under his older brother, President John F. Kennedy and his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election.

  4. Pierre Brice

    Pierre Brice


    Pierre-Louis Baron de Bris (6 February 1929 – 6 June 2015), known as Pierre Brice, was a French actor, best-known as fictional Apache-chief Winnetou in German Karl May films.

  5. Robbin Crosby

    Robbin Crosby


    Robbinson Lantz "Robbin" Crosby (August 4, 1959 – June 6, 2002) was an American guitarist who was a member of glam metal band Ratt, earning several platinum albums in the US in the mid-to-late 1980s. Crosby died from a heroin overdose in 2002.

  6. Magda Gabor

    Magda Gabor


    Magdolna "Magda" Gabor (June 11, 1915 – June 6, 1997) was a Hungarian-born actress and socialite, and the elder sister of Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor.

  7. Jack Haley

    Jack Haley


    John Joseph "Jack" Haley (August 10, 1897 – June 6, 1979) was an American vaudevillian, stage, radio, and film actor, light comedian, singer and dancer best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in the classic 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz.

  8. Claudette Orbison

    Claudette Orbison


  9. Lillian Russell

    Lillian Russell


    Lillian Russell (December 4, 1860 – June 6, 1922), born Helen Louise Leonard, was an American actress and singer. She became one of the most famous actresses and singers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known for her beauty and style, as well as for her voice and stage presence.

  10. Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson


    Richard Johnson (30 July 1927 – 5 June 2015) was an English actor, writer and producer, who starred in several British films of the 1960s and also had TV roles and a distinguished stage career. His last known film appearance was in Radiator (2014).

  11. Billy Preston

    Billy Preston


    William Everett "Billy" Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. A virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ, Preston was recognized as a top session musician in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and the Beatles. He then went on to achieve fame as a solo artist, with hit pop singles including "That's the Way God Planned It", "Outa-Space", "Will It Go Round in Circles", "Space Race", and "Nothing from Nothing". In addition, Preston co-wrote "You Are So Beautiful", which became a number 5 hit for Joe Cocker. Preston continued to record and perform with other artists, notably George Harrison after the Beatles' break-up, and Eric Clapton, and he played keyboards for the Rolling Stones on many of the group's albums and tours during the 1970s.

  12. Stan Getz

    Stan Getz


    Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz went on to perform in bebop, cool jazz and third stream, but is perhaps best known for popularizing bossa nova, as in the worldwide hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964).

  13. Mary Lee

    Mary Lee


    Mary Lee (born October 24, 1924, Centralia, Illinois – died June 6, 1996, Sacramento, California) was a B-movie actress and singer from the late 1930s well into the 1940s, starring mostly in westerns.

  14. Dana Elcar

    Dana Elcar


    Ibsen Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927 – June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. Although he appeared in about 40 films, his most memorable role was on the 1980s and 1990s television series MacGyver as Peter Thornton, an administrator working for the Phoenix Foundation. Elcar had appeared in the pilot episode of MacGyver as Andy Colson (a completely different character), but was later cast as Peter Thornton, making his first regular appearance in the 11th episode of the first season.

  15. Judy Campbell

    Judy Campbell


    Judy Campbell (31 May 1916 – 6 June 2004), originally Judy Mary Gamble was an English actress, playwright widely-known to be Noël Coward's muse. Her daughter is the actress and singer Jane Birkin, her son the screenwriter and director Andrew Birkin, and among her grandchildren are the actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, the poet Anno Birkin, the artist David Birkin and the late photographer Kate Barry.

  16. Barry Sullivan

    Barry Sullivan


    Barry Sullivan (August 29, 1912 – June 6, 1994) was an American movie actor who appeared in over 100 movies from the 1930s to the 1980s.

  17. Jenny Kee (Designer)

    Jenny Kee (Designer)


    Jenny Kee (born 24 January 1947) is an Australian fashion designer. She was born in Bondi to a Chinese father and a mother of Chinese/Italian descent. Kee started her career in fashion in modelling, at one time featuring as the face of Canadian Airlines advertisements. She was married to Australian artist Michael Ramsden for 21 years.

  18. Johnny Downs

    Johnny Downs


    Johnny Downs (October 10, 1913 – June 6, 1994) was an American actor. Son of a naval aviator, he was taken to Hollywood in 1921 when his father was transferred to the San Diego naval base. He began his career as a child actor, most notably playing Johnny in the Our Gang short series from 1923 to 1926. He remained active in films, television, and theatre up through the early 1960s.

  19. Cleatus Caldwell

    Cleatus Caldwell


  20. Maxine Stuart

    Maxine Stuart


    Maxine Stuart (June 28, 1918 – June 6, 2013) was an American actress.

  21. Randolph Churchill

    Randolph Churchill


    Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer-Churchill MBE (28 May 1911 – 6 June 1968) was the son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Preston from 1940 to 1945. His wife from 1939 to 1946 was Pamela Harriman; they had a son, Winston Churchill, who would follow his father into Parliament.

  22. Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

    Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams


    Guinn Terrell Williams Jr. (April 26, 1899 – June 6, 1962) was an American actor who appeared in memorable westerns such as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and The Comancheros (1961). He was nicknamed "Big Boy" as he was 6' 2" and had a muscular build from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and professional baseball.

  23. Blanche Yurka

    Blanche Yurka


    Blanche Yurka (born Blanch Jurka; June 18/June 19, 1887 – died June 6, 1974) was a celebrated American stage and film actress and director.

  24. Gladys Lloyd

    Gladys Lloyd


  25. Aarti Agarwal

    Aarti Agarwal


    Aarthi Agarwal (March 5, 1984 – June 6, 2015) was an Indian-American actress who primarily worked in Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood.

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