On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in May 1980

  • May 2 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • May 4 Kay Hammond, British actress (Blithe Spirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies at 71
  • May 12 Lillian Roth [Rutstein], American singer and actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies at 69
  • May 14 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • May 21 Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies