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, English playwright and actor (The Madness of King George, The History Boys), born in Armley, Leeds
  • 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 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • May 18 Dwayne Hickman, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), and network executive, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022) [1]
  • 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, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Binghamton, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

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