Deaths in Film & TV on May 23

  • 1961 Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
  • 1966 Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
  • 1967 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
  • 1968 James Burke, American actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
  • 1969 Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
  • 1970 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
  • 1973 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
  • 1986 Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
  • 1988 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
  • 1993 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • 1994 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 42
  • 1996 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • 1996 Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77
  • 1999 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2003 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • 2015 Anne Meara, American Comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place), dies at 85

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2015 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, dies in a car crash at 86

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2017 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), dies at 89