Died on this day in horror history – June 6

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June 6

2005 – Anne Bancroft passed away at the age of 73. She appeared in her husband, Mel Brooke’s film “Dracula: Dead And Loving It” (as the gypsy woman, “Madame Ouspenskaya”), and the film “Gorilla At Large. She was offered the role of “Chris McNeil” in “The Exorcist” but had to turn it down due to her pregnancy.

2005 – Dana Elcar, who appeared in the films “Fail Safe,” “2010” and played “Sheriff Patterson” on the original “Dark Shadows,” passed away at the age of 77.

1994 – Barry Sullivan who appeared in the TV pilot of “Night Gallery” and the film “Planet of the Vampires,” passed away at the age of 81

1979 – Jack Haley who portrayed the “Tin Man” in “The Wizard of Oz,” passed away at the age of 80.

1975 – George Worthing Yates who wrote the screenplays for the films “Them,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “The Amazing Colossal Man,” passed away at the age of 73.

1940 – Famed character actor E.E. Clive, who appeared in the Universal classics “The Invisible Man,” “Bride of Frankenstein” and “Dracula’s Daughter,” passed away at the age of 60.

Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Dana Elcar
Dana Elcar
Jack Haley
Jack Haley
E.E. Clive
E.E. Clive

 

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I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.

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