Deaths in Film & TV on May 22

  • 1961 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
  • 1965 Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
  • 1972 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
  • 1975 Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
  • 1975 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), dies at 90
  • 1984 John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
  • 1986 Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
  • 1988 Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
  • 1990 Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • 1990 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • 1991 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • 1995 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), dies at 83
  • 1998 John Derek, American actor, director and photographer (Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, Rogues of Sherwood Forest), dies at 71
  • 2001 Jack Watling, British actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), dies at 78
  • 2001 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), dies at 70
  • 2004 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • 2005 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • 2017 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), dies at 93