Deaths in Film & TV on May 14

  • 1938 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
  • 1955 Betty Ann Davies, British stage and screen actress (Merry Comes To Town), dies of post-surgical complications at 44
  • 1962 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1969 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • 1970 (Mary) "Billie" Burke, American radio, stage, silent and sound film actress (Zieigfield Follies; The Wizard of Oz; Merrily We Live), 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

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth (1918-1987)

American actress (Gilda; Cover Girl; The Lady from Shanghai), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68

  • 1990 Franklyn Seales, West Indian-American stage and screen actor (The Onion Field; Silver Spoons - "Dexter"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 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
  • 1997 Thelma Carpenter, American radio and jazz band singer (Coleman Hawkins; Count Basie), and stage and screen actress (Hello, Dolly!; Barefoot In The Park (TV); The Wiz (film)), dies of cardiac arrest at 76

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra (1915-1998)

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

  • 2003 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 2003 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • 2004 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), dies of pneumonia at 91
  • 2006 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, dies from drowning at 62
  • 2006 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 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