May 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • May 13 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
  • May 20 38th Cannes Film Festival: "When Father Was Away on Business" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Drew Sidora, American actress

Person of interestLily Allen

May 2 Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter (It's Not Me, It's You) and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • May 5 Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, illustrator and singer
  • May 8 Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress
  • May 14 Sally Martin, American actress
  • May 16 Stanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor
  • May 21 Kano [Robinson], English rapper and actor, born in London
  • May 22 Caridee English, American Model
  • May 25 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 George Pravda, Czech actor, dies at 68
  • May 2 Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery
  • May 6 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (b. 1968)
  • May 7 Dawn Addams, American actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, dies of cancer at 54
  • May 8 Adolphus "Dolph" Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), dies of cancer at 64
  • May 8 Redmond "Edmond" O'Brien, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
  • May 11 Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
  • May 15 Jackie Curtis, actor (Underground USA), dies of a drug overdose at 38

Person of interestMargaret Hamilton

May 16 Margaret Hamilton, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

  • May 17 Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72
  • May 18 Tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
  • May 20 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
  • May 21 Julie Vega, Philippine Actress (b. 1968)
  • May 27 Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
  • May 29 Madge West, American actress (McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93