On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in May 1968

  • May 5 Albert Van Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • May 9 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • May 9 Marion Lorne, American actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • May 9 Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • May 10 Philippa Bevans, British actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient), dies at 55
  • May 10 Scotty Beckett, American actor (Our Gang, Listen Darling, Battleground), dies from either an overdose, or as a result from a beating at 38
  • May 21 Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
  • May 23 James Burke, American actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81