On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on April 5

  • 1692 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", born in Damery, Marne (d. 1730)
  • 1890 Fie Carelsen [Sophia de Jong], Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1975)

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

1900 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • 1901 Melvyn Douglas [Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg], American actor (Hud, Being There, Ghost Story), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), born in North Bergen, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Grady Sutton, American actor (The Bank Dick; The Pruitts of Southhampton), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Lord Buckley, American comedian, born in Tuolumne, California (d. 1960)

Person of interestBette Davis

1908 (Ruth Elizabeth) "Bette" Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
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Bette Davis
  • 1909 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Gordon Jones, American character actor (The Green Hornet, Flying Tigers, Abbott & Costello), born in Alden, Iowa (d. 1963)
  • 1912 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), born in Bedford, England (d. 1983)

Person of interestGregory Peck

1916 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

  • 1920 Robert Q. Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Roger Corman, American producer and director (Little Shop of Horrors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1928 Michael Bryant, British actor (Sakharov; Girly), born in London, England (d. 2002)

  • 1929 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1939 David Winters, American choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1940 Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel
  • 1941 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director, born in Newport, Wales
  • 1943 Max Gail, American Emmy Awrad winning actor (Barney Miller - "Wojo"; D.C. Cab: General Hospital; 42), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia), born in Amsterdam
  • 1946 Jane Asher, English actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney, born in Willesden, London
  • 1949 John Berg, American actor (Star Trek: Nemesis), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor (The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1952 Mitch Pileggi, American actor (The X-Files), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954 Christopher S. Nelson, American actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress (Jefferson in Paris), born in Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France
  • 1956 Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler, born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • 1961 Lisa Zane, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1968 Tasia Valenza, American actress (All My Children), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Thea Gill, Canadian actress
  • 1972 Krista Allen, American actress
  • 1973 Élodie Bouchez, French actress
  • 1974 Uhm Tae Woong, South Korean actor
  • 1976 Sterling K. Brown, American actor (The People v. O. J. Simpson, This is Us), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1980 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • 1982 Hayley Atwell, British-American actress (Captain America; Agent Cater), born in London, England
  • 1984 Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress
  • 1989 Lily James [Thomson], English actress (Cinderella), born in Esher, England
  • 1990 Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor
  • 2173 Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)