Deaths in Film & Television in May 1984

  • May 1 Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
  • May 4 Diana Dors, actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer
  • May 10 Robert Moore, actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56
  • May 12 Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
  • May 16 Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • May 20 Peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • May 21 Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
  • May 21 Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies at 93
  • May 22 John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
  • May 24 Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
  • May 28 Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58