On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in May 1949

  • May 1 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • May 2 Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and broadcaster (Gardener's World), born in Iilkley, England
  • May 3 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • May 4 Sybil Danning, Austrian-American actress (Chained Heat), born in Wels, Austria
  • May 5 Anna Bergman, Swedish actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 7 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d.1993)
  • May 13 Franklyn Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Car Wash, The Jazz Singer, Bridesmaids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Zoe Wanamaker, American actress (Raggedy Rawney), born in NYC, New York
  • May 15 Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
  • May 24 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Roger Deakins

May 24 Roger Deakins, English cinematographer (Blade Runner 2049), born in Torquay, Devon, England

Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Roger Deakins
  • May 26 Dayle Haddon, Canadian model and actress (North Dallas Forty; Bedroom Eyes), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 26 Pam Grier, American actress (The Big Bird Cage; Jackie Brown; The L-Word), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • May 26 Philip Michael Thomas, American actor (Miami Vice - "Tubbs"), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 28 Sue Holderness, English actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers), born in London, England
  • May 31 Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois

About May 1949

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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