On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in May 1997

  • May 4 Alvin "Alvy" Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), dies of heart failure at 75
  • May 5 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
  • May 9 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director, dies at 68
  • May 11 Brenda Carlin, American television producer & wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • May 16 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), dies at 78
  • May 18 Bridgette Andersen, American actress, dies at 21
  • May 24 Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (Knight Rider), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • May 29 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77