Famous Deaths in May 1985

  • May 1 George Pravda, Czechoslovakian actor, dies at 68
  • May 2 Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery
  • May 2 Milton S Eisenhower, US diplomat, dies at 85
  • May 2 Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
  • May 2 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • May 4 Clarence Wiseman, the 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
  • May 5 Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
  • May 6 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
  • May 7 Dawn Addams, actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens), dies at 54
  • May 8 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
  • May 8 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
  • May 8 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87
  • May 9 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69
  • May 9 Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
  • May 11 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
  • May 11 Garmt Stuiveling, literatrary (Ego & Echo), dies at 77
  • May 11 Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
  • May 11 Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies
  • May 12 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies
  • May 13 Leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91
  • May 13 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies of cancer at 64
  • May 14 Mohammed Munir, Indonesian worker's union leader, executed
  • May 15 Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38

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May 16 Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

  • May 17 Bobby Ewing, (Patrick Duffy) killed off on Dallas
  • May 17 Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72
  • May 17 Abe Burrows, songwriter, composer, and writer (b. 1910)
  • May 18 Tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
  • May 20 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Philippine Actress (b. 1968)
  • May 25 Harold Hecht, choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
  • May 25 Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
  • May 27 Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
  • May 29 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccer match
  • May 29 Madge West, actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93