Birthdays in Film & TV on June 5

  • 1878 William Franklin "Frank" Smith, American actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1895 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1905 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Margaret Rawlings, British actress (Roman Holiday), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Charles Fletcher, British pioneering physician and TV presenter (wrote the 1st report into the dangers of smoking), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Rose Hill, British stage and screen actress ('Allo 'Allo!; Nicholas Nickleby; Shot in the Dark), and lyric soprano (The Beggar's Opera), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Stan Jones, American songwriter ("Ghost Riders in the Sky"), and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1922 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Bill Hayes, American actor (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life), born in Harvey, Illinois
  • 1928 Robert Lansing, American actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, A Man for All Seasons, Chariots of Fire), born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Tony Richardson, English theater and film director (Tom Jones), born in Shipley, England (d. 1991)

Spalding GraySpalding Gray (1941-2004)

American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island

  • 1945 Klaus Wyborny, German filmmaker and actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
  • 1946 Gillian Hills, English actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1946 Stefania Sandrelli, Italian actress (Afredo, Key), born in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy
  • 1947 David Hare, English playwright and director (Plenty, The Hours, The Reader), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England
  • 1950 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1950 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), born in Washington, DC (d. 1990)
  • 1951 Ellen Foley, American pop singer (with Meatloaf - "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"), and actress (Night Court, 1984-85), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Suze OrmanSuze Orman (71 years old)

1951 American financial advisor, author and TV personality and author (The Suze Orman Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1952 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India

Kathleen KennedyKathleen Kennedy (69 years old)

1953 American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California

  • 1954 Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor (Şahsiyet series, EastEnders), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • 1954 Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida), born in Wilton Manors, Florida
  • 1960 Leslie Hendrix, American actress (Law & Order), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1961 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Jeff Garlin, American stand-up comedian and actor (The Goldbergs - "Murray"; Curb Your Enthusiasm - "Jeff"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Karen Sillas, American actress (Prime Suspect), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Ron Livingston, American actor (Band of Brothers), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1970 Izabella Scorupco, Polish Swedish actress (Golden Eye), born in Bialystok, Poland

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg (51 years old)

1971 American singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1971 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress (Nora), born in Corrinshego, Northern Ireland
  • 1972 Mike Bucci, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Chad Allen [Lazzari], American actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere), born in Cerritos, California
  • 1976 Ross Noble, British comedian (Have I Got News for You), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1977 Liza Weil, American actress (Gilmore Girls), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1977 Navi Rawat, American actress (The O.C.), born in Malibu, California
  • 1981 Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1984 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress, born in Cannes, France
  • 1987 Charlie Clements, English actor (Eastenders), born in Sidcup, England
  • 1987 Lara Worthington [Bingle], Australian model, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1998 Dave [David Omoregie], English rapper, singer-songwriter, actor (Psychodrama), born in London, England