Deaths in Film & Television in May 1961

  • May 8 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63

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May 13 Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60

  • May 18 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
  • May 22 Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
  • May 23 Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53