Deaths in Film & TV on May 1

  • 1937 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 69
  • 1954 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), dies from heart failure at 50
  • 1957 Grant Mitchell, American actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
  • 1969 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56
  • 1971 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), dies at 75
  • 1971 Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
  • 1976 Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
  • 1982 Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • 1984 Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
  • 1985 George Pravda, Czech actor, dies at 68
  • 1986 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
  • 1988 Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
  • 1989 Douglass Watson, American actor (Satan Murders, Another World), dies at 68
  • 1989 Marion Mack, actress (General), dies
  • 1990 Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] American western actor (Cat of Rockies, El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 69
  • 1996 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, dies at 74
  • 2000 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
  • 2003 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • 2010 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), dies of natural causes at 91
  • 2015 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2018 Javier Aller, Spanish actor (The Biggest Robbery Never Told), dies at 46 of complications from diabetes
  • 2018 Sun Yueh, Chinese-born Taiwanese actor (Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing), dies of sepsis at 87
  • 2018 Universo 2000, Mexican professional wrestler (CMLL, AAA, IWRG), dies at 55