On This Day

May 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series TV show "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")

  • May 4 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • May 9 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • May 17 Lupita Jones, 23, of Mexico, crowned 40th Miss Universe
  • May 20 44th Cannes Film Festival: "Barton Fink" directed by Ethan and Joel Coen wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 1 Creagen Dow, American actor
  • May 21 Sarah Ramos, American actress (Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Kristen Alderson, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

May 1 Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy

LoveWedding of Interest

May 3 American singer Andy Williams weds 2nd wife Debbie Hass

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • May 4 Actress Sharon Gless and producer Barney Rosenzeig marry

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 3 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77
  • May 5 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), dies from a brain lymphoma at 33
  • May 6 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), dies at 87
  • May 8 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • May 15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • May 15 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • May 16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • May 18 Edwina Booth, American actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
  • May 19 Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
  • May 22 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • May 24 Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • May 26 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • May 29 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), dies of cancer at 77
  • May 30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74