Deaths in Film & TV on May 29

  • 1934 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65

John BarrymoreJohn Barrymore (1882-1942)

American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60

  • 1948 May Whitty, English actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
  • 1951 Fanny Brice, American Zeigfield Girl and commedienne (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • 1953 Man Mountain Dean [Frank Simmons Leavitt], American professional wrestler, dies at 61
  • 1957 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • 1973 Eric Applewhite, American actor (Dial M for Murder,), dies at 76
  • 1973 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter, dies of a heart attack at 44

Mary PickfordMary Pickford (1892-1979)

Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

  • 1982 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
  • 1985 Madge West, American actress (McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
  • 1991 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1992 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1992 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1994 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • 1996 Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • 1997 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • 2008 Harvey Korman, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Blazing Saddles; High Anxiety), dies at 81

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper (1936-2010)

American actor and director (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), dies at 74

  • 2011 Simon Brint, British comic actor, musician, and television composer (French and Saunders; A Bit of Fry & Laurie; Monarch of the Glen), takes his own life at 60
  • 2012 Mark Minkov, Russian/Soviet theater and film score composer, dies at 67
  • 2013 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • 2015 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), dies at 88
  • 2021 Gavin MacLeod [Allan See], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show -"Murray"; The Love Boat - "Captain Stubing"), dies at 90