May 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 29 "Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

Actor James Cagney
Actor
James Cagney
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Stephen Macht, American actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 3 Lynn Farleigh, English actress (Lovers of Their Time), born in Bristol, England
  • May 5 Amy Hill, American comedian and actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore), born in Deadwood, South Dakota
  • May 5 Mark Alalmo, US actor (Avenging Force), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 5 Marc Alaimo, American actor
  • May 12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • May 14 RĂ¼diger Vogler, German actor
  • May 19 Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • May 22 Barbara Parkins, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • May 23 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 10 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • May 29 John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60