May 2010 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

May 4 Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled incorrectly

Pro Wrestling

May 10 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Music Concert

May 13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers and Chic

  • May 23 63rd Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the Palme d'Or

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 1 Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California

Jensen Ackles

May 15 Actress and model Danneel Harris (33) weds actor Jensen Ackles (34) at the Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas, Texas

  • May 16 British comedian David Walliams (38) weds supermodel Lara Stone (26) at Claridge's Hotel in London

David Krumholtz

May 22 "Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz (32) weds actress Vanessa Britting (29) at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

  • May 28 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (46) weds Erin Kristine Ludwig at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California

Jane Lynch

May 31 Actress Jane Lynch marries clinical psychologist Lara Embry in Sunderland, Massachusetts (divorced 2014)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 21 American rapper and actor Nas (37) divorces American R&B singer Kelis (31) after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Danny Aiello III, American film and television stunt performer, stunt coordinator, and actor, dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • May 1 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers; As The World Turns), dies of natural causes at 91

Lynn RedgraveLynn Redgrave (1943-2010)

May 2 British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), dies of cancer at 67

  • May 4 Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 7 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million; Wheels), dies at 87
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American actress and Grammy Award-winning singer (Cabin in the Sky; Stormy Weather; The Wiz), dies at 92
  • May 23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • May 24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Lord Charles), dies at 79
  • May 24 Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • May 25 Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • May 26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • May 26 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (The Adventure of Sudsakorn), dies at 81
  • May 28 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), dies at 78
  • May 28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper (1936-2010)

May 29 American actor and director (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), dies at 74

  • May 31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • May 31 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (Mauri, Patu!), dies at 67
  • May 31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)