May 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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May 6 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise

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May 12 3rd time "Saturday Night Live" uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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May 12 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • May 15 Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
  • May 17 "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI
  • May 18 TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs

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May 19 "Elvis" TV Drama about early life of Elvis Presley last airs on ABC

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • May 21 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
  • May 21 43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Kay Panabaker, American actress (Moondance Alexander), born in Orange, Texas
  • May 17 Leven Rambin, American actress
  • May 30 Dean Collins, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 5 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] American western actor (Cat of Rockies, El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 69
  • May 2 David Rappaport, 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), shoots himself at 38
  • May 6 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • May 7 Jessica James, actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • May 10 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61

Person of interestJim Henson

May 16 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • May 16 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64
  • May 18 Jill Ireland, English actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • May 21 Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 22 Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • May 25 Victor "Vic" Tayback, American actor (Mel Sharples-"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • May 28 Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71