On This Day

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)
  • 1912 Phil Silvers, American comedian (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, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1952 Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
  • 1952 Frances Fisher, English-born actress

  • 1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 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 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

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

1963 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • 1963 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • 1964 Katie Wagner, American TV personality, model, entertainment reporter and daughter of Robert Wagner (MTV), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Tim Blake Nelson, American actor, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1968 Jeffrey Donovan, American actor
  • 1970 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • 1970 Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • 1972 Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • 1973 James Haven, American actor
  • 1974 Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 BenoĆ®t Magimel, French actor
  • 1977 Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • 1978 Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress
  • 1981 Austin O'Brien, American actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1982 Jonathan Jackson, actor (Lucky-General Hospital), born in Orlando Florida

Person of interestCory Monteith

1982 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2013)

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 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

Person of interestHolly Valance

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

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance