May 1895 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 20 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
  • May 24 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood

Birthdays in Film & TV

Rudolph ValentinoRudolph Valentino (1895-1926)

May 6 Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy

  • May 9 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • May 14 Lew Lehr, American comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • May 15 Charles Lamont, American actor and director (Abbott & Costello films), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1993)
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, American pianist, organist, composer (Disney staff, 1930's; The Lord's Prayer), and educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Paul LukasPaul Lukas (1895-1971)

May 26 Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary