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
  • 1969 Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57
  • 1971 Alice Tissot, 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, actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68
  • 1992 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • 1997 Walter Gotell, German actor (b. 1924)
  • 2002 George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)