On This Day in Film & TV for May 26

Events in Film & TV

  • 1913 US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1963 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth

Music releaseMusic Single

1975 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1982 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz Guney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 US President President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1987 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
  • 2002 55th Cannes Film Festival: "The Pianist" directed by Roman Polanski wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2013 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1850 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother, Een danstragedie, Stupid force) (d. 1930)
  • 1883 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1884 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Athens, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Norma Talmadge, American actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1971)

Actor Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
  • 1907 Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)

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1907 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1979)

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 1908 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
  • 1909 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Ben Alexander, Goldfield, Nevada, American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
  • 1912 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), born in Ontario, Canada

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1913 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

  • 1914 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1915 Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • 1923 Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
  • 1923 James Arness, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1923 Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)
  • 1925 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Dirch Passer, Danish actor
  • 1927 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
  • 1932 Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
  • 1935 Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
  • 1939 Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
  • 1947 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • 1949 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
  • 1949 Pam Grier, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1949 Philip Michael Thomas, actor (Miami Vice), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1955 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • 1957 Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
  • 1959 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • 1961 Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
  • 1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1962 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1963 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
  • 1965 Hazel Irvine, British television presenter

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1966 Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (Fight Club, The King's Speech, Howards End), born in London, England

  • 1968 Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
  • 1968 Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
  • 1969 Musetta Vander, South African actress
  • 1971 Matt Stone, American television producer
  • 1972 Patsy Palmer, British actress
  • 1975 Nicki Aycox, American actress
  • 1976 Benji Gregory, Encino California, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
  • 1977 Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
  • 1979 Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
  • 1979 Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
  • 1982 David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • 1991 Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress
  • 1996 Austin Michael Luciano, actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Actress Annette Bening (25) weds J. Steven White

  • 1996 "Seinfield" actor-comedian Wayne Knight (41) weds makeup artist Paula Sutor (44) in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 2013 "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul (33) weds Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1959 Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
  • 1963 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
  • 1966 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
  • 1966 Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
  • 1967 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • 1971 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • 1977 Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
  • 1978 Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
  • 1979 George Brent, American actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
  • 1991 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • 1993 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • 1995 Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
  • 1995 Severn Darden, American actor (Second City), dies at 65
  • 2001 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67

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2005 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

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2008 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 2010 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)