On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on August 5

  • 1887 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), born in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), born in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1890 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1891 Donald Kerr, American actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat), born in Eagle Grove, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), born in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2000)
  • 1906 John Huston, American director and writer (African Queen, Chinatown), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1914 Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1914 David Brian, American actor (Accused of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me in St. Louis, Warlock), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Joan Weldon, actress (So This is Love, Them), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1935 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 20200
  • 1935 Zakes Mokae, actor (Comedians), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1936 John Dancy, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Jackson, Texas
  • 1937 Alan Howard, English theater and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1945 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1945 Jo Collins, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964, Playmate of the Year 1965), born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • 1946 Erika Slezak, actress (Viki-One Life to Live), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950 Holly Palance, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 John Jarratt, Australian actor, director and producer (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in Wollongong, Australia

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1956 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • 1961 Tawny Kitaen, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 Jonathan Silverman, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970 James Gunn, American filmmaker (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1974 Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1975 Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
  • 1975 Antony Cotton, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Bury, England
  • 1976 Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor (Stairway to Heaven), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • 1980 Sophie Winkleman, English actress, born in London, England
  • 1987 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress (Bommarillu), born in Bombay, India
  • 1987 Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model, born in Magnitogorsk, Russia
  • 2184 Christine Lauren Chapel, (Star Trek), born in Davenport Heights, Vermont
  • 2186 Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)