Birthdays in Film & TV on February 5

  • 1879 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • 1902 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer and Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • 1906 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Peg Entwistle, Welsh actress, born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 1932)
  • 1912 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1973)
  • 1919 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian and actor (Sayonara, Five Weeks in a Balloon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Bernard Kalb, American journalist, moderator, lecturer and author, one of the most respected broadcast journalists of his time (CBS News, NYT, Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer
  • 1927 Robert Brown, American actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1927 Val Dufour, American actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Nick Georgiade, American actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1941 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • 1943 Michael Mann, actor and director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
  • 1947 David Ladd, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Christopher Guest, American actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • 1954 Roseanne Katan, American model and playmate (Sep 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Debra Jo Fondren, playmate of year (September, 1977), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
  • 1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • 1964 Laura Linney, American actress (The Truman Show, Mystic River), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Chris Parnell, American actor
  • 1968 Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
  • 1969 Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
  • 1971 Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • 1972 Erin Phillips, Miss America-Missouri (1996), born in Mexico, Missouri,
  • 1972 Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
  • 1973 Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)
  • 1976 Tony Jaa, Thai actor and martial artist, born in Surin, Thailand
  • 1976 Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor
  • 1978 Shawn Reaves, American actor
  • 1981 Nora Zehetner, American actress
  • 1985 Crystal Hunt, American actress
  • 1989 Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress
  • 1989 Jeremy Sumpter, American actor