May 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 14 "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles", directed by Chantal Akerman, starring Delphine Seyrig and Jan Decorte, is released
  • May 17 NBC paid $5M for rights to show "Gone with the Wind" one time

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 19 27th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

  • May 23 28th Cannes Film Festival: "Chronicle of the Years of Fire" directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina wins the Palme d'Or

Music releaseMusic Single

May 26 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestJodhi May

May 1 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Actress
Jodhi May
  • May 3 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress
  • May 3 DulĂ© Hill, American actor
  • May 5 Christine Buschur, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1997)
  • May 9 Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
  • May 17 Kostas Sommer, Greek actor
  • May 17 Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
  • May 19 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • May 22 Cole Hauser, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22], born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 22 Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • May 23 Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • May 26 Nicki Aycox, American actress
  • May 27 Jamie Oliver, British chef and television personality
  • May 29 Shoshanna Lonstein, American fashion designer and ex-girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld, born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 6 Actor Sean Connery (44) weds Micheline Roquebrune in Casablanca


Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestMoe Howard

May 4 Moe Howard [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), dies at 77

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • May 9 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • May 11 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
  • May 13 Bob Wills [James Robert Wills], American actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 69
  • May 22 Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
  • May 22 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), dies at 90
  • May 28 Roy Roberts, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • May 30 Michel Simon, Swiss actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80