Birthdays in Film & TV on May 12

  • 1880 W Hupkes, engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938)
  • 1886 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), born (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Cleo Ridgely, American silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1991)

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1907 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)

  • 1910 Gordon Jenkins, Webster Grove Mo, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • 1914 Howard K Smith, LA, TV newsman (ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate)
  • 1918 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)

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1924 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

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  • 1936 Tom Snyder,American newscaster (The Tomorow Show, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1936 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • 1937 George Carlin, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1938 Millie Perkins, actress (Jane-Knots Landings), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938 Susan Hampshire, actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • 1942 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • 1943 Linda Dano, actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Linda Carlson, actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1947 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1948 Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Bruce Boxleitner, Elgin Ill, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King, Babylon 5)
  • 1950 Gabriel Byrne, actor (Hello Again, Cool World), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956 Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian

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1956 Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons", born in Springfield

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  • 1958 Beth Maitland, actress (Traci-Young & Restless)
  • 1958 Kim Greist, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1959 Ving Rhames, American actor
  • 1961 Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • 1961 Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1962 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Vanessa A. Williams, American actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Stephen Baldwin, actor (Beast, Lawrenceville Stories, Usual Suspects)
  • 1968 Scott Schwartz, American actor
  • 1968 Catherine Tate, British comedian
  • 1969 Kim Fields Freeman, actress (Tootie-Facts of Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Kevin Nalty, famed YouTuber
  • 1970 Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • 1971 Jamie Luner, actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1971 Doug Basham, American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Annette Albertson, Reno Nevada, Miss America-Nevada (1997)
  • 1972 Paul Stout, Saugus California, actor (Phillip-Scarecrow & Mrs King)
  • 1973 MacKenzie Astin, actor (Facts of Life, Garbage Pail Kids), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Kendra Kassebaum, American stage actress
  • 1974 Tiffany Stoker, Clovis California, Miss America (California-4th-1996)
  • 1976 Matthew P Newmark, actor (Joseph Carroll-Guns of Paradise)
  • 1977 Rebecca Herbst, American actress
  • 1978 Amy Wheaton, actress (Curse)
  • 1978 Jason Biggs, American actor (American Pie), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
  • 1981 Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999
  • 1986 Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress
  • 1992 Malcolm David Kelley, American actor
  • 1995 Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten, American actors (Everyone loves Raymond), born in Brownwood, Texas
  • 1995 Luke Benward, American actor