Deaths in Film & TV on May 15

  • 1698 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), dies at 56
  • 1833 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), dies at 46
  • 1933 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies from complications following surgery for gall stones at 54
  • 1952 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
  • 1971 Sir Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, dies at 70
  • 1972 Nigel Green, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies at 47
  • 1985 Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38
  • 1987 Wynne Gibson, actor (Night After Night, Aggie Appleby), dies
  • 1988 Andrew Duggan, actor (Jigsaw, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1988 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies
  • 1991 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • 1991 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • 1992 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • 1994 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), dies from cancer at 88
  • 1994 Royal Dano, actor (Ghoulies 2), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1995 Edouard Dermit, actor (Testament of Orpheus), dies at 69
  • 1995 Eric Richard Porter, actor (Crucible, Hennessy), dies at 67
  • 2007 Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1955)
  • 2008 Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • 2009 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor (b. 1923)