On This Day

May 1934 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Pete Barbutti, American comedian (Garry Moore Show), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 9 Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
  • May 10 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • May 10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • May 14 Si├ón Phillips, Welsh actress
  • May 18 Dwayne Hickman, American actor (Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 19 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate)
  • May 25 David Burke, English actor (The Woman in Black), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 27 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screenwriter (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • May 29 Nanette Newman, English writer and actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage), born in Northampton, England
  • May 31 Jim Hutton, Binghamton NY, actor (Ellery Queen)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 29 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65