Birthdays in Film & TV on March 5

  • 1874 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British stage and screen character actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Mrs. Miniver; Bells of St Mary), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • 1879 Walter Long, American actor (Moby-Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), born in Nashua, New Hampshire (d. 1952)
  • 1891 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1894 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England (d. 1963)
  • 1905 Sophie Stewart, Scottish actress (As You Like It; Under the Red Robe), born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1977)

Rex HarrisonRex Harrison (1908-1990)

English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England

  • 1910 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Stanton, Iowa (d. 1996)
  • 1922 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (CEO of CBS Television, 1985-96; co-founder of Loews Corp), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, Abbott & Costello Show), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1927 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1934 James B Sikking, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Lt. Howard Hunter"; Star Trek 3; Doogie Howser), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934 Nicholas Smith, English actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Surrey, England (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Dean Stockwell, American stage and screen actor (The Werewolf of Washington; Blue Velvet; Quantum Leap), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1939 Charles Fuller, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (A Soldier's Play; Zooman and the Sign; The Brownsville Raid), and screenwriter (A Soldier's Story; A Gathering of Old Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d.2022) [1]
  • 1939 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist (Joni Mitchell; Captain & Tenille; Fleetwood Mac), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1939 Samantha Eggar, English actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1940 Malcolm Hebden, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Chester, England
  • 1943 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Paul Sands, comedian and actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Michael Warren, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ofc. Bobby Hill"), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1947 (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, British musical theater singer and actress (Evita; Sunset Boulevard), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1950 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1954 Marsha Warfield, American comedian, and actress (Night Court, 1986-92 - "Roz"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Penn JillettePenn Jillette (67 years old)

1955 American magician (Penn & Teller) and author (God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts

  • 1956 Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress

Andy GibbAndy Gibb (1958-1988)

British singer-songwriter, stage performer, and teen idol ("I Just Want to Be Your Everything"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England

  • 1958 William "Bill" Timoney, American actor, voice actor, director, script writer and producer (Addicted to Love, All My Children), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1959 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • 1966 Aasif Mandvi [Mandviwala], British-American comedian, actor, and writer (The Mystic Masseur; The Daily Show, 2006-15; Today's Special), born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India
  • 1969 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1970 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Yuri Lowenthal, American anime and cartoon actor, born in Alliance, Ohio,

Eva MendesEva Mendes (48 years old)

1974 American actress (Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious), born in Miami, Florida

Kevin ConnollyKevin Connolly (48 years old)

1974 American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus), born in Patchogue, New York

  • 1974 Matt Lucas, English comedian
  • 1975 Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • 1975 Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)
  • 1976 Katerina Matziou, Greek actress
  • 1978 Kimberly McCullough, California, actress (Robin-General Hospital)
  • 1981 Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
  • 1982 Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
  • 1985 Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
  • 1989 Jake Lloyd, American actor (The Phantom Menace), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1996 Taylor Hill, American model (Victoria's Secret), born in Palatine, Illinois