Deaths in Film & TV on May 28

  • 1940 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), dies at 70
  • 1940 Walter Connolly, American actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies from a stroke at 53
  • 1969 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), dies at 71
  • 1971 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), killed in a plane crash at 46
  • 1971 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), dies at 59
  • 1975 Roy Roberts, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 1978 Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)
  • 1984 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1986 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79
  • 1987 Charles Ludlam, American playwright and actor (Big Easy), dies at 44
  • 1990 Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • 1995 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57

Person of interestPhil Hartman

1998 Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • 2003 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), dies of natural causes at 90
  • 2008 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • 2017 John Noakes, British TV presenter, dies at 83