On This Day

May 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

May 15 "Farrah's Story" documentary following Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer airs on NBC in the US

Television Premiere

May 19 TV musical show "Glee" starring Jane Lynch, Michael Morrison, Lea Michele and an ensemble cast premieres on Fox

  • May 24 62nd Cannes Film Festival: "The White Ribbon" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or

Weddings in Film & TV

Maggie Gyllenhaal

May 2 Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (32) weds film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (38) in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy

  • May 4 Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
  • May 8 Irish "Westlife" singer Kian Egan (29) weds British actress Jodi Albert (25) in Barbados
  • May 9 "The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California
  • May 16 Actress Jennifer Freeman (23) weds NBA guard Earl Watson (29) in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 4 Dom Deluise, American comedian, actor (b. 1933)
  • May 4 Jane Randolph, American actress (Cat People, Railroaded!), dies of complications after hip surgery at 93
  • May 13 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • May 14 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA Championship 1959), dies of head injuries from a fall at 82
  • May 15 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor, pilot and radio announcer, dies at 86
  • May 17 Jung Seung-hye, South Korean film producer (b. 1965)
  • May 18 Wayne Allwine, American voice actor, dies at 62
  • May 20 Lucy Gordon, British model and actress (b. 1980)
  • May 21 Joan Alexander [Louise Abrass], American actress (The New Adventures of Superman, The Tales of Hoffmann), dies of an intestinal ailment at 94
  • May 28 Terence Alexander, English actor (Bergerac), dies at 86