On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on March 5

  • 1874 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), 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)

Person of interestRex Harrison

1908 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England (d. 1990)

  • 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)
  • 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, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)
  • 1934 Nicholas Smith, English actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Surrey, England (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)

  • 1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1939 Samantha Eggar, English actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1940 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • 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 - "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, English singer and actress
  • 1950 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1954 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • 1955 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1958 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, stage performer, and teen idol ("I Just Want to Be Your Everything"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England (d. 1988)

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 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, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1969 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1970 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter

Person of interestKevin Connolly

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

  • 1974 Matt Lucas, English comedian

Person of interestEva Mendes

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

Actress Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
  • 1975 Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)
  • 1975 Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • 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