May 1995 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 6 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • May 20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

  • May 28 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Kelsey Lewis, American actress, born in Lancaster, California
  • May 12 Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten, American actors (Everyone loves Raymond), born in Brownwood, Texas
  • May 12 Luke Benward, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 7 Eldest son of Shirley Jones and screenplay writer Shaun Cassidy (36) weds actress Susan Diol (30) in Westwood, California
  • May 20 "Eagles" singer Don Henley (47) weds model Sharon Summerall (33) in Malibu

HeartWedding of Interest

May 20 "Broadcast News" actress Holly Hunter (37) weds cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (35)

Actress Holly Hunter
Actress
Holly Hunter
Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński

HeartWedding of Interest

May 27 "Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu

Actress Lisa Kudrow
Actress
Lisa Kudrow

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), dies from kidney disease at 83
  • May 3 Michael Horden, actor (Fool, Green Man, Scoop), dies at 83
  • May 6 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • May 10 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • May 11 William John Phillips, British actor (Nothing but a Man, Z-Cars), dies at 80
  • May 12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 15 Edouard Dermit, actor (Testament of Orpheus), dies at 69
  • May 15 Eric Richard Porter, actor (Crucible, Hennessy), dies at 67
  • May 15 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), dies of colon cancer at 67
  • May 16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • May 18 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), dies at 91

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

May 18 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

  • May 18 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), dies at 95
  • May 22 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), dies at 83
  • May 25 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), dies at 68
  • May 26 Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
  • May 26 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • May 28 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57