May 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 14 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
  • May 28 The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 28 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Jackie Jackson [Sigmund], American rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 7 Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • May 8 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 9 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • May 14 Season Hubley [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • May 18 Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • May 18 James Stephens, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • May 19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • May 21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian, writer, actor (SNL), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Don Warrington [Donald Williams], Trinidadian-born British actor (Rising Damp), born in Trinidad
  • May 25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • May 30 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 5 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

Person of interestWarner Baxter

May 7 Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), dies at 62

  • May 29 Fanny Brice, American Zeigfield Girl and commedienne (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59