Deaths in Film & Television in May 1980

  • May 2 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • May 4 Kay Hammond, British actress (Blithe Spirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies at 71
  • May 12 Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies
  • May 14 Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
  • May 21 Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies