May 1909 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Howard Da Silva [Silverblatt], American actor (1776, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dahlia), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • May 15 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1984)
  • May 16 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1960)
  • May 17 Magda Schneider, German actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), born in Bavaria, German (d. 1996)
  • May 18 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (Wimbledon, 1934-36), born in Stockport, England (d. 1995)
  • May 20 John Arkell, director of administration (BBC)
  • May 25 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
  • May 26 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 20 Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)