Famous Deaths in May 1967

  • May 4 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
  • May 6 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
  • May 7 Judith Evelyn, dies of cancer at 54
  • May 7 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • May 8 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
  • May 8 Elmer Rice, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74
  • May 8 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • May 9 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies
  • May 9 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
  • May 10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • May 12 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
  • May 12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • May 13 Frank McGrath, actor (Wagon Train), dies at 64
  • May 15 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by Railroad), dies at 84
  • May 15 Jaromir Fiala, composer, dies at 74
  • May 17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • May 17 Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies
  • May 18 Andy Clyde, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick, dies at 75
  • May 18 Richard Ainley, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion), dies at 56

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May 22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

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  • May 23 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
  • May 23 Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
  • May 26 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • May 26 George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • May 27 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889)
  • May 29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Claude Rains, actor (Invisible Man), dies at 77
  • May 31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)