Birthdays in Film & TV on December 5

  • 1892 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Laura, Exodus)
  • 1916 Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1977)
  • 1921 Alvy Moore, actor (Mr Kimball-Green Acres)
  • 1921 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital), born in Oakland, California (d. 2017)
  • 1924 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1939 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, born in Exin (d. 1986)
  • 1940 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
  • 1942 Randy Kirby, actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
  • 1949 Lewis Arlt, actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1951 Morgan Brittany, [Suzanne Cupito], actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
  • 1956 Brian Backer, American actor
  • 1958 Dean Erickson, American actor
  • 1959 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1963 Carrie Hamilton, Carol Burnett's daughter/actress (Fame)
  • 1966 Joseph Barbara, New Symrna Fla, actor (Joe Carlino-Another World)
  • 1968 Lisa Marie [Sliwa], actress (Mars Attack), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1968 Margaret Cho, actress/comedienne (Face/Off)
  • 1969 Morgan J. Freeman, American film director
  • 1971 Kali Rocha, American actress
  • 1972 Angela Shelton, American actress & writer
  • 1973 Shalom Harlow, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1975 Paula Patton, American actress
  • 1976 Amy Acker, American actress
  • 1979 Nick Stahl, American actor
  • 1980 Shizuka Ito, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
  • 1981 Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress
  • 1985 Frankie Muniz, American actor
  • 1988 Ross Bagley, American actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Giorgio Cantarini, Italian actor