May 1946 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

May 2 "The Postman Always Rings Twice" film based on the novel by James M. Cain, directed by Tay Garnett and starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is released

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • May 9 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
  • May 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" musical by Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields opens at Imperial Theater NYC, starring Ethel Merman and featuring "There's no Business Like Show Business"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • May 1 Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
  • May 2 David Suchet, English actor (The Way We Live Now), born in London
  • May 3 Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 5 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
  • May 6 Susan Brown, actress (Gail Baldwin-General Hospital)
  • May 9 Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
  • May 10 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • May 13 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), born in Rugby (d. 2017)
  • May 18 Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • May 19 Diedre Lenihan, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 19 Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)

Person of interestAndré the Giant

May 19 André the Giant, French professional wrestler, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant

Person of interest Cher

May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • May 21 Ronald Bear, actor and director (Make-up), born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 23 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • May 27 Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • May 28 Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
  • May 29 Robin Johnson, actress (Times Square), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 2 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine

HeartWedding of Interest

May 6 Comedian Stan Laurel (55) marries for the 5th time actress Ida Kitaeva (47)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel