Deaths in Film & Television 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 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 10 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61

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

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  • May 16 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer 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 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 28 Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71