On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on May 14

  • 1938 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
  • 1962 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1969 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • 1970 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • 1980 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • 1982 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (The Mole People, Leave it to Beaver), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • 1987 Rita Hayworth [Margarita Cansino], American actress (Gilda, Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
  • 1992 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1994 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

1998 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls"), dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 2003 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • 2003 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 2004 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), dies of pneumonia at 91
  • 2006 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2006 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, dies from drowning at 62
  • 2009 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA Championship 1959), dies of head injuries from a fall at 82
  • 2017 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer (Sopranos), Chairman of Paramount Pictures, dies of cancer at 59
  • 2017 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), dies at 68
  • 2019 (Thomas) "Tim" Conway, American Emmy Award winning comic actor and screenwriter (McHale's Navy; The Carol Burnett Show, 1975-78; The Apple Dumpling Gang), dies from complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus at 85
  • 2020 Phyllis George, American beauty queen (Miss America, 1971), sportscaster (CBS, 1974-85), and First Lady of Kentucky, 1979-83, dies of a blood disorder at 70