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, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
  • 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, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • 1911 Robert Taylor, actor (Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1913 Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
  • 1914 Anita Colby, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1914 David Brian, American actor (Accused of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
  • 1933 Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)
  • 1935 John Saxon, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935 Zakes Mokae, actor (Comedians), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1936 John Dancy, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Jackson, Texas
  • 1937 Alan Howard, theatre and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
  • 1946 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 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

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

  • 1957 Clayton Rohner, American actor
  • 1961 Tawny Kitaen, SD California, actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard)
  • 1963 James Wilder, actor (Scorchers, Zombie High, Murder 1), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1965 Scott William Winters, American actor
  • 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
  • 1972 Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1974 Jamie Lynn Bolding, Miss America-Florida (1997), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1974 Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1975 Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
  • 1975 Erin Gingrich, Miss America-Arizona (1997), born in Yuma, Arizona
  • 1975 Antony Cotton, English actor
  • 1976 Kwon Sang-woo, South Korean actor
  • 1980 Sophie Winkleman, English actress
  • 1987 Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress
  • 1987 Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Swiss model
  • 1993 Suzuka Ōgo, Japanese actress
  • 1993 Corey J. Smith, English actor
  • 2184 Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
  • 2186 Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)