May 1940 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 5 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
  • May 7 John Irvin, English actor (Moment in Time), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  • May 9 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
  • May 10 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 11 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • May 15 Paul Rudd, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 19 Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
  • May 19 Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
  • May 22 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
  • May 22 Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
  • May 28 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • May 30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 25 Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director, dies at 67
  • May 28 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), dies at 70
  • May 28 Walter Connolly, American actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies from a stroke at 53