Deaths in Film & TV on May 21

  • 1862 John Drew, Irish-born American actor and theatre manager, dies from head injuries at 34
  • 1922 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), dies at 49
  • 1952 John Garfield, American actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies of heart problems at 39
  • 1966 Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
  • 1968 Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
  • 1970 Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
  • 1971 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
  • 1973 George Breakstone, actor and director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • 1980 Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
  • 1981 Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
  • 1984 Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1984 Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies at 93
  • 1985 Julie Vega, Philippine Actress (b. 1968)
  • 1987 Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
  • 1990 Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1993 John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
  • 1996 Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2000 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur, Ages of Man), dies at 96

  • 2005 Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931)