May 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

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 Westlife singer Kian Egan (29) weds 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 (b.1947)
  • 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