Deaths in Film & Television in May 1984

  • May 1 Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
  • May 4 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), dies of cancer at 52
  • May 10 Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), dies from AIDS-related pneumonia at 56
  • May 12 Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
  • May 16 Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • May 20 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • May 21 Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
  • May 21 Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies at 93
  • May 22 John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
  • May 24 Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
  • May 28 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), dies of a heart attack at 58