On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on May 18

  • 1889 Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress, dies at 65
  • 1961 Henry O'Neill, American actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
  • 1967 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • 1967 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), dies from barbiturate poisoning at 56
  • 1969 Ludwig Berger, German film director & cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • 1981 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), dies at 73
  • 1985 Tex Terry, American actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
  • 1988 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
  • 1990 Jill Ireland, English actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991 Edwina Booth, American actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
  • 1992 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
  • 1992 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1995 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer & actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • 1995 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), dies at 91
  • 1995 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), dies at 95
  • 1997 Bridgette Andersen, American actress, dies at 21
  • 2002 Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (WWF Intercontinental Championship; British Bulldogs), dies of a heart attack at 39
  • 2003 Anna Santisteban, Puerto Rican beauty contest organizer, dies at 89
  • 2004 Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader, dies at 58
  • 2004 Lincoln Kilpatrick, American actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72
  • 2007 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer & movie actor, dies at 74
  • 2009 Wayne Allwine, American voice actor, dies at 62
  • 2013 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • 2018 Stephanie Adams, American Playboy playmate (November 1992), kills herself and her child at 47