Famous Deaths in May 1952

  • May 1 William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73
  • May 6 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60

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May 6 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • May 8 William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • May 9 Canada Lee, African American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45
  • May 11 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
  • May 15 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
  • May 15 Italo Montemezzi, composer, dies at 76
  • May 16 Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • May 16 Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher
  • May 18 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer, dies at 86
  • May 21 John Garfield, American actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies of heart problems at 39
  • May 23 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
  • May 26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • May 31 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies