Birthdays in Film & TV on May 10

John Wilkes BoothJohn Wilkes Booth (1838-1865)

American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland

  • 1882 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Max Steiner, Austrian-American film score composer (King Kong; Casablanca: Gone With The Wind), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer(Academy Award, 1954 - High & Mighty; Wild Is The Wind), and conductor, born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1979)

Fred AstaireFred Astaire (1899-1987)

American stage and screen tap dancer, singer ("Night And Day"; "Cheek To Cheek"; "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"), and actor (Royal Wedding; Easter Parade; Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 1902 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Harold Myers, British film journalist (Variety), born in Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Salah Abou Seif [Salah Abu Saif], Egyptian film director (Bidaya wa Nihaya), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1922 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)

Pat SummerallPat Summerall (1930-2013)

American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida

  • 1931 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Francoise Fabian, French actress (Happy New Year), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1934 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1938 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1938 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1940 Taurean Blacque [Herbert Middleton Jr], American stage and screen actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. Neal Washington"), and adoption advocate, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • 1943 David Clennon, American actor
  • 1944 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1946 Maureen Lipman, actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks)
  • 1947 Meg Foster, American actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Alex Foster, American jazz and session saxophonist (SNL Band; Mingus Big Band), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1953 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1954 Jeff Apple, American film producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954 Michael Hagerty, American actor (Overboard, Inspector Gadget), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1960 Victoria Rowell, American actress (The Young & The Restless - "Drucilla"), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1961 Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • 1961 Teri Copley, Arcadia California, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
  • 1965 Linda Evangelista, Canadian supermodel (Elite), born in St Catherines, Canada
  • 1968 Al Murray, British comedian
  • 1968 Erik Palladino, American actor
  • 1969 Judson Mills, Purcellville Va, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns)
  • 1970 Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • 1970 Sally Phillips, English comedian and actress (Smack the Pony, Miranda), born in Hong Kong
  • 1971 Adriano Giannini, Italian actor (Swept Away (2002 re-make)), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1972 Emma Ridley, American actress (Return to Oz, Boy Meets World), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1977 Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • 1978 Kenan Thompson, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1981 Katori Hall, American playwright and actress (The Hot Wing King), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1982 Despina Caldis, Greek-Australian actress
  • 1989 Lindsey Shaw, American actress (Paige McCullers-Pretty Little Liars), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1993 Mirai Shida, Japanese actress (14-year-old Mother), born in Kanagawa, Japan