DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Jo Van Fleet (aged 80)
Catherine Josephine Van Fleet (December 29, 1915– June 10, 1996) was a theatre, film, and television actress from the United States. Known primarily for playing roles older than she was, her career spanned over three decades, and she won an Academy Awardas well as a Tony Award.
DEATH: Van Fleet was married to choreographer William Bales from 1946 until his death in 1990. Van Fleet died in a Jamaica, Queens hospital from undisclosed causes at the age of 80. Her body was cremated and her ashes returned to her family. She was survived by her son Michael Bales and grandson Arden Rogow-Bales.