Birthdays in Film & TV on December 5

  • 1890 Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American filmmaker and screenwriter (Metropolis), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)
  • 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, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), born in Slabtown, Tennessee (d. 1947)

Person of interestWalt Disney

1901 Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, American animator, (Mickey Mouse), producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Co., born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)

Animator Walt Disney
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  • 1905 Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Laura, Exodus), born in Wiznitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Abraham Polonsky, American writer and director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1977)
  • 1921 Alvin "Alvy" Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), born in Oakland, California (d. 2017)
  • 1924 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), 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, born in Brynmawr, Brecknockshire, Wales
  • 1942 Randy Kirby, American actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor (The Fugitive), born in Amsterdam
  • 1949 Lewis Arlt, American actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York

  • 1951 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Larry Zbyszko [Living Legend, Whistler], American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Brian Backer, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Dean Erickson, American actor and founder and CEO of Bionic Capital LLC, born in Maine
  • 1959 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1963 Carrie Hamilton, American actress (Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1966 Joseph Barbara, American actor (Joe Carlino-Another World), born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  • 1968 Lisa Marie [Sliwa], American actress (Mars Attack), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1968 Margaret Cho, American actress and comedienne (Face/Off), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Morgan J. Freeman, American film director (Hurricane Streets), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971 Kali Rocha, American actress (Liv and Maddie), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972 Angela Shelton, American actress and screenwriter (Tumbleweeds), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 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