Famous Deaths in May 1985

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

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

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