On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in May 1953

  • May 11 Jean Adair, Canadian actress, dies at 80
  • May 24 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • May 29 Man Mountain Dean [Frank Simmons Leavitt], American professional wrestler, dies at 61
  • May 30 George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
  • May 30 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), dies of natural causes at 67