Deaths in Film & TV on May 7

Warner BaxterWarner Baxter (1889-1951)

American actor (In Old Arizona; Cisco Kid), dies at 62

  • 1962 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), dies at 77
  • 1963 Max Miller [Thomas Henry Sargent], English comedian known as The Cheeky Chappie, dies at 68
  • 1967 Judith Evelyn [Evelyn Morris], American actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1976 Alan Baxter, American actor (Big Town Girl,;Rags to Riches), dies at 67
  • 1982 Alfred Adam, French character actor, dies at 72
  • 1985 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, dies of cancer at 54
  • 1986 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, (Godspell), dies from complications of HIV/AIDS at 36
  • 1987 Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), dies of leukaemia at 56
  • 1990 Berta Waterstradt, German writer and actress, dies at 82
  • 1990 Jessica James, actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • 1993 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • 1995 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, dies at 73
  • 1996 Howard Smith, British diplomat and Director General of MI5, dies at 76

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000)

American actor (Prisoner of Zenda; Gunga Din), and decorated US naval officer (WWII Beach Jumpers), dies of a heart attack at 90

  • 2004 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), and broadcaster, dies of cancer at 73
  • 2006 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend, dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 2010 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million; Wheels), dies at 87
  • 2011 "Big" George Webley, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 2011 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • 2013 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), dies at 92
  • 2016 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), dies at 92
  • 2021 [Julie] Tawny Kitaen, American actress (Bachelor Party; Whitesnake videos; Witchboard), dies at 59
  • 2022 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress (The Surrogate Woman, Come Come Come Upward), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 55 [1]