May 1999 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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May 4 "The Mummy" film directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah premieres in the US

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • May 9 45th British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

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May 19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 21 All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history
  • May 23 52nd Cannes Film Festival: "Rosetta" directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 23 James Charles [Dickinson], American internet personality and model (Cover Girl), born in Bethlehem, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 1 "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
  • May 8 "ER" actor Goran Visnjic (34) weds Croatian artist Ivana Vrdoljak
  • May 14 "Sunset Beach" actor Clive Robertson (33) weds actress Libby Purvis (30) at sunset on Necker Island

HeartWedding of Interest

May 21 NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

HeartWedding of Interest

May 30 "The Goodbye Girl" actor Richard Dreyfuss (51) weds accountant Janelle Lacey in Los Angeles


Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 8 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), dies at 78
  • May 8 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), dies at 67
  • May 8 Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
  • May 12 Penny Santon [Pierina Burlando], American actress (Fletch, Roll Out, Matt Houston), dies at 82
  • May 17 Henry Jones, American actor (Vertigo, Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), dies from complications from a fall at 86
  • May 19 Candy Candido [Jonathan Joseph Candido], American actor and radio performer (Peter Pan, The Great Mouse Detective), dies at 85
  • May 21 Vanessa Brown [Smylla Brind], Austrian-born American actress (My Favorite Husband), dies at 71
  • May 23 Owen Hart, Canadian-American professional wrestler, dies at 34