On This Day

Actors and Actresses Born in May 1897

Frank Capra

May 18 Frank Capra, Italian-American Academy Award-winning film director (It's a Wonderful Life; It Happened One Nigh; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

  • May 18 Jack Raine, British actor (Quartet), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • May 28 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • May 31 Margalo Gillmore, British actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society), born in London, England (d. 1986)