Famous Deaths in May 1990

  • May 1 Sunset Carson, cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62
  • May 2 David Rappaport, 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), shoots himself at 38
  • May 2 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • May 2 William Levi Dawson, composer, dies at 90
  • May 3 Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79
  • May 4 Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • May 6 Charles Farrell, actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • May 7 Jessica James, actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • May 8 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
  • May 9 Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • May 9 Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • May 10 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61
  • May 10 Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • May 12 Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)
  • May 13 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • May 14 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • May 16 Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian

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May 16 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

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  • May 16 Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64
  • May 18 Jill Ireland, actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • May 21 Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 21 Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
  • May 21 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • May 22 Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • May 25 Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • May 27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • May 28 Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • May 28 Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
  • May 28 Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71