Deaths in Film & TV on May 5

  • 1951 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
  • 1968 Albert Van Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • 1971 Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1979 Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
  • 1983 John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
  • 1988 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • 1991 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), dies from a brain lymphoma at 33
  • 1992 Ben Frommer, Polish actor (Scarface, Battlestar Galactica), dies at 78
  • 1992 Richard "Dick" Yarmy, American actor (Get Smart, Arnie, Bone), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 1992 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • 1997 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
  • 2002 George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2011 Dana Wynter, German-English actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), dies at 79
  • 2018 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), dies at 86