May 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 24 Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 27th Cannes Film Festival: "The Conversation" directed by Francis Ford Coppola wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 28 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win, 1st Daytime Award presentation


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 7 Breckin Meyer, American actor
  • May 11 Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
  • May 11 BenoĆ®t Magimel, French actor
  • May 13 Brian Geraghty, American actor
  • May 14 Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
  • May 14 Jennifer Allan, American model
  • May 15 Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
  • May 16 Adam Richman, American TV personality (Man v Food), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 17 Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
  • May 19 Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indian actor (Gangs of Wasseypur- Faizal Khan), born in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh
  • May 22 Sean Gunn, American actor
  • May 22 A. J. Langer, American actress
  • May 23 Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Seven Swords), born in Hong Kong
  • May 24 Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
  • May 28 Alicia Minshew, American actress
  • May 29 Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks
  • May 30 Cee-Lo Green [Thomas Callaway], American Grammy winning singer-songwriter (Crazy, F*** You), reality TV judge (The Voice), record producer, and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 6 Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 4 John Wengraf, Austrian actor (12 to the Moon, Pride & Passion), dies at 77
  • May 10 Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), dies at 74
  • May 17 Charles Braswell, American actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
  • May 25 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), dies at 91