On This Day in Film & TV for May 14

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood", directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland is released

  • 1948 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
  • 1964 17th Cannes Film Festival: "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" directed by Jacques Demy wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1972 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win
  • 1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1975 "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles", directed by Chantal Akerman, starring Delphine Seyrig and Jan Decorte, is released
  • 1979 "Stalker", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Alexander Kaidanovsky and Anatoli Solonitsyn, is released
  • 1989 Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs on NBC with a 36 million audience
  • 1989 Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 2000 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Release

2013 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon ("The Da Vinci Code"), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1888 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England (d. 1946)
  • 1895 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1903 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1906 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1976)
  • 1916 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1921 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1926 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • 1929 Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Lajos Kovacs, Hungarian actor (Wings of Desire)
  • 1933 Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • 1934 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • 1937 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
  • 1942 Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • 1944 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England

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1944 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1947 Tamara Dobson, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1950 Mark Blum, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1951 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1957 Leon White, American professional wrestler
  • 1959 Connie Brighton, playmate (Sept, 1982), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1959 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • 1960 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • 1961 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • 1961 Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • 1964 Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
  • 1966 Marianne Denicourt, French actress

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1969 Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • 1970 Natasha Ryan, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Gabriel Mann, American actor
  • 1973 Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • 1974 Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
  • 1974 Jennifer Allan, American model
  • 1976 Martine McCutcheon, British actress
  • 1977 Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality
  • 1977 Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
  • 1983 Amber Tamblyn, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1983 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • 1985 Sally Martin, American actress
  • 1986 Camila Sodi, Mexican actress
  • 1993 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1994 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Actor Antonio Banderas (35) weds actress Melanie Griffith (38) at the Westminster register office in London

  • 1999 "Sunset Beach" actor Clive Robertson (33) weds actress Libby Purvis (30) at sunset on Necker Island
  • 2005 The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jason Priestley (35) weds British makeup artist Naomi Lowde at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1938 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
  • 1962 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1969 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • 1970 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • 1980 Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
  • 1982 Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73
  • 1987 Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
  • 1994 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies

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1998 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 2003 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • 2003 Robert Stack, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • 2017 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer (Sopranos), Chairman of Paramount Pictures, dies of cancer at 59
  • 2017 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), dies at 68