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: "The Dick Van Dyke Show", E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

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
  • 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

  • 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 interestPaul Lukas

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

Actor Paul Lukas
Actor
Paul Lukas
  • 1904 George Formby, British singer and comedian, born in Wigan, Lancashire, England (d. 1961)

Person of interestJohn Wayne

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

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • 1908 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
  • 1909 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 1969)
  • 1912 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1912)

Person of interestPeter Cushing

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

  • 1914 Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1915 Sam Edwards, American actor (Captain Midnight, Twelve O'Clock High), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • 1923 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1923 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Roy Dotrice, British actor (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Amadeus) and narrator (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), born in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 2014)
  • 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

Person of interestHelena Bonham Carter

1966 Helena Bonham Carter, British actress (Harry Potter, Fight Club, The King's Speech, Enid, The Wings of the Dove), 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

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul (33) weds Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

Actor Aaron Paul
Actor
Aaron Paul

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, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), dies of a medication overdose 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, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), dies of cardiac arrest 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 (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • 1995 Friz Freleng, American animator (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 88
  • 2001 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67

Person of interestEddie Albert

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

Person of interestSydney Pollack

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)