On This Day

May 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 7 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 6 Ben Masters, American actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right), born in Corvalis, Oregon
  • May 6 Alan Dale, New Zealand born actor (Neighbours), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • May 9 Anthony Higgins, British actor (A Walk with Love and Death, Something for Everyone), born in East Northamptonshire, England
  • May 10 Meg Foster, American actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • May 12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter, born in Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • May 13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • May 14 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2006)
  • May 16 Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • May 18 Candice Azzara, American actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 21 Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor (Titanic), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • May 25 Karen Valentine, American actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • May 26 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • May 28 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • May 29 Anthony Geary, American actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville, Utah

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 31 Adrienne Ames [McClure], American actress (Black Sheep; 24 Hours), dies of cancer at 39