On This Day

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 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • 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)

Person of interestJack Paar

1918 Jack Paar, American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2004)

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • 1919 Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Twin Peals, Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • 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), born in Welwyn Garden City

Person of interestMax Robinson

1939 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • 1939 Ray Aranha, 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)
  • 1966 Charlie Schlatter, American actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Scott Coffey, HI, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)

Person of interestTim McGraw

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

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 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

Person of interestJodhi May

1975 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Jodhi May
  • 1976 Darius McCrary, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters)
  • 1978 Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
  • 1979 Ben Easter, American actor
  • 1980 Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • 1981 Daniel Letterle, American actor (Camp), and singer, born on Northfield, Ohio
  • 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
  • 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