May 1992 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 9 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • May 9 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • May 13 Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
  • May 18 45th Cannes Film Festival: "Den goda viljan" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 19 US VP Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being a single mother and as a poor example of family values

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Courtney Jines, American actress
  • May 7 Gavin Hetherington, British actor
  • May 12 Malcolm David Kelley, American actor
  • May 18 Spencer Breslin, American actor
  • May 20 Jack Gleeson, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Cork
  • May 21 Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
  • May 24 Travis T. Flory, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

May 3 Beverly Hills 90210 actress Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs

  • May 23 "Once and Again" actress Sela Ward (35) weds actor Howard Sherman (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 23 Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 29 Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Philip Dunne, screenwriter, dies of cancer at 84

Person of interestGeorge Murphy

May 3 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), dies of leukemia at 89

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • May 5 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64

Person of interestMarlene Dietrich

May 6 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • May 8 Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
  • May 10 John Lund, American actor (High Society, Wackiest Ship in the Army), dies at 81
  • May 12 Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59
  • May 12 Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)
  • May 15 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • May 16 Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
  • May 17 George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • May 18 Marshall Thompson, actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
  • May 18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • May 24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
  • May 25 Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
  • May 27 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
  • May 27 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
  • May 29 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 29 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • May 30 Daniel Addes, actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59