May 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee

Film release premierFilm Release

May 11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released

  • May 16 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 20 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 25 26th Cannes Film Festival: "The Hireling" directed by Alan Bridges and "Scarecrow" directed by Jerry Schatzberg jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter (The Lives of Others), born in Cologne, Germany
  • May 5 Tina Yothers, actresss (Jennifer-Family Ties), born in Whittier, California
  • May 9 Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • May 11 James Haven, American actor
  • May 12 MacKenzie Astin, actor (Facts of Life, Garbage Pail Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 12 Kendra Kassebaum, American stage actress
  • May 13 Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Miss America-Idaho (1996), born in Boise, Idaho
  • May 13 Michelle Mouser, Miss USA-Ohio (1997)
  • May 14 Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • May 16 Jason Acuña "Wee-Man", American television personality
  • May 16 Tori Spelling, American actress and reality TV star (90210), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 17 Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005)
  • May 17 Sasha Alexander, American television actress
  • May 20 Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • May 21 Noel Fielding, British comedian
  • May 22 Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
  • May 23 Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
  • May 25 Demetri Martin, American comedian
  • May 25 Molly Sims, American model and actress
  • May 27 Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
  • May 29 Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county California, playmate (Oct, 1992)
  • May 29 Anthony Azizi, American actor
  • May 30 Christine Pavone, Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)
  • May 30 Leigh Francis, British comedian

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Alan Carney [David Boughal], American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Take it from Me), dies at 61
  • May 10 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), dies at 62
  • May 10 Loren Tindall, American actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost), dies of heart attack at 51
  • May 11 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • May 12 Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
  • May 21 George Breakstone, actor and director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • May 21 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), dies at 53
  • May 23 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies of cancer at 57
  • May 29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)