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Birthdays in Film & TV on May 10

Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

1838 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1865)

  • 1882 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1889 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)

Person of interestFred Astaire

1899 Fred Astaire [Austerlitz], 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 (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 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, film journalist
  • 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)

Person of interestPat Summerall

1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 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 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • 1938 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1940 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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 Lawrence Lau, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1953 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1953 Alex Foster, American jazz and session saxophonist (SNL Band; Mingus Big Band), born in Oakland, California
  • 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 Teri Copley, Arcadia California, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made)
  • 1961 Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress
  • 1965 Linda Evangelista, St Catherines Canada, supermodel (Elite)
  • 1968 Erik Palladino, American actor
  • 1968 Al Murray, British comedian
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1993 Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
  • 2000 Shyann McClure, American actress and model