On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in May 1944

  • May 5 Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • May 5 John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • May 5 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers - "Robin Colcord"), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • May 6 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), born in London (d. 1991)
  • May 7 Sivi Aberg, Swedish actress (Batman TV show), born in Gävle, Sweden
  • May 7 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Richard O'Sullivan, British comedy actor (Man About the House), born in Chiswick, London
  • May 10 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • May 14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge Lucas

May 14 George Lucas, American film director, screenwriter, and producer (Star Wars; Indiana Jones; American Graffiti), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 15 Gunilla Hutton, Goteborg Sweden, actress (Petticoat Junction)
  • May 16 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • May 19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • May 25 Frank Oz, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Hereford, England
  • May 25 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality (World's Wildest Police Videos), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • May 26 Sam Posey, American auto racer (12 Hours of Sebring 1975; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971 3rd) and TV commentator (ABC Sports), born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • May 28 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • May 29 Helmut Berger [Steinberger], Austrian film actor (Ludwig; Ash Wednesday; The Damned; Dorian Gray), born in Bad Ischl, Austria

About May 1944

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)