May 1907 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 22 Plaza Cinema opens in Ottawa, Kansas, the world's oldest purpose-built movie theatre [1]

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 5 Benny Baker, American actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • May 7 Sam Baker, American silent film actor (The Missing Link; The Lost City; The Sea Beast), born in Taylor, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • May 8 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • May 11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)

Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)

May 12 American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), born in Hartford, Connecticut

  • May 14 Dick Bentley, Australian comedian and actor (The Glums), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1995)
  • May 21 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • May 22 Harry Ritz [Joachim], American vaudevillian, actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers - The Gorilla;, Hi'ya, Chum; Straight, Place and Show, solo cameo - Silent Movie), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1986)

Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)

May 22 English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey

John Wayne (1907-1979)

May 26 American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa