May 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 2 WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 22 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • May 23 15th Cannes Film Festival: "Keeper of Promises" directed by Anselmo Duarte wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

May 29 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 31 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 2 Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • May 2 Stephen Daldry, English film director, born in Dorset, England
  • May 2 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • May 4 Tracy Vaccaro, playmate (October, 1983), born in Glendale, California
  • May 9 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 13 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian

Person of interestCraig Ferguson

May 17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • May 20 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
  • May 22 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • May 23 Karen Duffy, [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • May 26 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 26 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • May 27 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, TV actress (Passioni), born in Naples, Italy
  • May 27 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • May 28 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • May 29 John D. LeMay, American actor
  • May 30 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 31 Sebastian Koch, German actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London


Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 7 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), dies at 77
  • May 13 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), dies of cancer at 60
  • May 14 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)