Deaths in Film & TV on May 22

  • 1961 Joan Davis, 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
  • 1995 Robert Flemyng, actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83
  • 2004 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • 2005 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 2017 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), dies at 93