Deaths in Film & Television in May 1996

  • May 1 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
  • May 3 Jack Weston, American actor (Ishtar, Rad, Cuba), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • May 17 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), dies at 75
  • May 19 Margaret Rawlings, actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 89
  • May 20 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65
  • May 20 John Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 76
  • May 21 Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
  • May 23 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • May 23 Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77
  • May 24 John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
  • May 29 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • May 31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80