On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in May 1894

  • May 2 Norma Talmadge, American silent screen actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)
  • May 5 Kit Guard, Danish actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous), born in Hals, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • May 10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • May 12 Cleo Ridgely, American silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)
  • May 28 Sammy White, American comedian and actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1960)
  • May 29 Beatrice Lillie, Canadian comedian and actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1989)
  • May 31 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts