May 1948 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 3 1st broadcast of "CBS Evening News" - longest running network news show in the US
  • May 14 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 3 Chris Mulkey, American actor
  • May 6 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • May 8 Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • May 8 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • May 12 Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 16 Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • May 18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • May 21 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • May 27 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • May 29 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • May 29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • May 30 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 15 Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds singer Tony Martin (34)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 24 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • May 29 May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82