Birthdays in Film & TV on May 11

  • 1841 Ernst von Possart, German actor and theatre director (Bayerische Hoftheater), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1921)
  • 1892 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Most Foul, The V.I.P.s), born in London (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)
  • 1912 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2001)

Phil SilversPhil Silvers (1912-1985)

American comedian and actor (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1920 Denver Pyle, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Mort Sahl, American stand-up comedian, political satirist, writer, and TV personality (The Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • 1935 Doug McClure, American actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • 1950 Jeremy Paxman, English broadcaster (University Challenge, Newsnight), born in Leeds, England
  • 1952 Darrow Igus, American comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1952 Frances Fisher, English-American actress (Titanic, Watchmen), born in Milford on Sea, England
  • 1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1952 Renaud [Séchan], French pop singer, composer, and actor, born in Paris, France
  • 1952 Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
  • 1952 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • 1953 Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1953 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1954 John Clayton, American sports journalist/reporter (The Pittsburgh Press, The News Tribune; ESPN), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • 1954 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • 1956 Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • 1959 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • 1961 Diana Lee[-Hsu], American actress (Licence to Kill), and model (Playboy playmate May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson (1963-2009)

English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London

  • 1963 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • 1964 Katie Wagner, American TV personality, model, entertainment reporter (MTV), and daughter of actor Robert Wagner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Watchmen), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1966 Julian Joseph, British jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, (Dance of the Three Legged Elephants), and broadcaster (BBC), born in London, England
  • 1968 Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • 1970 Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • 1970 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • 1972 Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • 1973 James Haven, American actor
  • 1974 Benoît Magimel, French actor
  • 1974 Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • 1978 Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress, born in Pont-Audemer, France
  • 1981 Austin O'Brien, American actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man), born in Eugene, Oregon

Cory MonteithCory Monteith (1982-2013)

Canadian actor and singer (Glee; Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta

  • 1982 Jonathan Jackson, actor (Lucky-General Hospital), born in Orlando Florida

Holly ValanceHolly Valance (39 years old)

1983 Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • 1983 Matt Leinart, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1995 Shira Haas, Israeli actress (Unorthodox), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1997 Lana Condor, American actress (To All the Boys I've Loved Before), born in Cần Thơ, Vietnam
  • 1999 Sabrina Carpenter, American actress (Girl Meets World) and singer, born in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania