Deaths in Film & TV on May 16

  • 1959 Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69
  • 1984 Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35

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1985 Margaret Hamilton, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

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1990 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

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  • 1990 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64
  • 1991 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • 1992 Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1994 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), dies at 85
  • 1994 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • 1994 Vasek Simek, Czech/US actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • 1995 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • 2002 Big Dick Dudley, American professional wrestler (b. 1968)
  • 2011 Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2015 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), dies of cardiac arrest at 42
  • 2016 Julia Meade, actress/TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), dies at 90