On This Day

May 2001 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music awardsMusic Awards

May 8 36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-Songwriter
Natalie Maines
  • May 13 47th British Academy Television Awards: "Da Ali G Show" Best Comedy, "Clocking Off" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 16 "Mulholland Drive", directed by David Lynch, starring Justin Theroux and Naomi Watts, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts

  • May 25 54th Cannes Film Festival: "The Son's Room" directed by Nanni Moretti wins the Palme d'Or

Weddings in Film & TV


LovePerson of Interest

May 6 Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper
  • May 11 Actress Suzanne Pleshette (64) weds actor Tom Poston (79) at Manhattan's City Hall
  • May 12 American actor Eddie Cibrian (28) weds TV personality Brandi Glanville (28) at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 22 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
  • May 2 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), dies at 39
  • May 10 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • May 12 [Pierino] Perry Como, American singer (Catch A Falling Star) and TV personality (The Perry Como Show) dies at 89
  • May 13 Jason Miller, American actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), dies at 62
  • May 22 Jack Watling, British actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), dies at 78
  • May 22 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), dies at 70
  • May 26 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67
  • May 27 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), dies at 71
  • May 31 Arlene Francis, American actress and radio and television personality (What's My Line?), dies at 93