May 1958 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 5 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting

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May 8 "Dracula" film starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, directed by Terence Fisher is the first Hammar Horror film released

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May 9 "Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

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May 15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • May 18 11th Cannes Film Festival: "The Cranes Are Flying" directed by Mikhail Kalatozov wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 3 Kevin Kilner, American actor (Earth:Final Conflict), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 3 Sandi Toksvig, Danish-British comedian and radio presenter, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 6 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • May 12 Beth Maitland, actress (Traci-Young & Restless)
  • May 12 Kim Greist, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • May 13 Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
  • May 15 Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, TV host (Ron Reagon Show) and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagon

Person of interestDrew Carey

May 23 Drew Carey, American actor & comedian (Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • May 27 Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)

Person of interestAnnette Bening

May 29 Annette Bening, American actress (Grifters, Bugsy, American Beauty), born in Topeka, Kansas

  • May 30 Ted McGinley, actor (Love Boat, MWC, Dynasty), born in Newport Beach, California
  • May 31 Kyle Secor, actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide), born in Tacoma, Washington

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 7 "The Mark of Zorro" actor Tyrone Power (44) weds Debbie Ann Minardos

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 9 Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47

Person of interestRonald Colman

May 19 Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), dies at 67

  • May 27 Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46