Birthdays in Film & TV on May 1

  • 1901 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Leila Hyams, American actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • 1913 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), born in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Danielle Darrieux, French actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
  • 1917 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)

Jack PaarJack Paar (1918-2004)

American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), born in Canton, Ohio

  • 1919 Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Twin Peals, Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Art Fleming [Fazzin], American actor, and TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1964-75, 1978-79), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screenwriter (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • 1935 Ann Robinson, American actress
  • 1937 Una Stubbs, English actress (Till Death Us Do Part; Sherlock - "Mrs. Hudson"), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (d. 2021)

Max RobinsonMax Robinson (1939-1988)

1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1939 Ray Aranha, American actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1941 Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
  • 1942 Stephen Macht, American actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Joy Harmon, American actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946 Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • 1946 Joanna Lumley, British actress (Absolutely Fabulous, OHM's Secret Service), born in Kashmir, India
  • 1949 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1950 Dann Florek, American actor (Law & Order), born in Flat Rock, Michigan
  • 1954 Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1956 Byron Stewart, Baxter Springs Ks, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
  • 1957 Kow Otani, Japanese composer for anime, film and video games (Gamera), born in Toyko, Japan
  • 1966 Charlie Schlatter, American actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Scott Coffey, HI, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)

Tim McGrawTim McGraw (55 years old)

1967 American country musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana

  • 1968 Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • 1971 Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • 1975 Austin Croshere, American basketball forward (Indiana Pacers) and broadcaster (Fox Sports Indiana Pacers analyst), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Darius McCrary, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters)
  • 1978 James Badge Dale, American actor (24; The Departed; Parkland; The Pacific), born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1978 Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
  • 1979 Ben Easter, American actor
  • 1979 Daniel Letterle, American actor (Camp), born in Northfield, Ohio
  • 1980 Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • 1982 Jamie Dornan, Irish actor (Fifty Shades of Grey), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1982 Katya [Brian McCook] American drag queen, comedian and TV performer (The Trixie and Katya Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1984 Farah Fath, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1985 Drew Sidora, American actress
  • 1987 Matt Di Angelo, English Actor (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1988 Nicholas Braun, American actor (Succession), born in Bethpage, New York
  • 1991 Creagen Dow, American actor
  • 1997 Ariel Gade, American actress