On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 13

  • 1854 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates, Lost & Found, Silvia Silombra), born in Amsterdam, Netherland (d. 1926)
  • 1889 Merie Earle [Ireland], American film and television character actress (The Waltons - "Maude Gormley"), born in Morrow, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1891 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • 1903 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude, The Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • 1928 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
  • 1937 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital, Girl With Something Extra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1939 Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
  • 1941 Senta Berger, Austrian stage and screen actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1943 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood, Slow Days, Fast Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 1946 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), born in Rugby (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • 1949 Franklyn Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Car Wash, The Jazz Singer, Bridesmaids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Zoe Wanamaker, American actress (Raggedy Rawney), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • 1956 Richard Madeley, British TV presenter, journalist, columnist and novelist (Richard & Judy, The Wright Stuff), born in Romford, Essex
  • 1957 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1958 Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
  • 1960 Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
  • 1962 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • 1962 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1962 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian

Person of interestStephen Colbert

1964 Stephen Colbert, American comedian and TV host (The Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), born in Washington, D.C.

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
  • 1964 Tom Verica, American actor
  • 1965 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • 1965 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be A Star winner- 1988), born in Dunedin, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1974 Brian Geraghty, American actor
  • 1977 Neil Hopkins, American actor
  • 1977 Samantha Morton, English actress
  • 1980 Waka Inoue, Japanese gravure idol and actress
  • 1981 Sunny Leone, Canadian born Indian American model and actress, born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1981 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • 1981 Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
  • 1984 Caitlin Murphy, Australian actress and Model

Person of interestLena Dunham

1986 Lena Dunham, American actress, writer and producer (Girls), born in New York City

Writer, Actress and Producer Lena Dunham
Writer, Actress and Producer
Lena Dunham
  • 1986 Giuliana Marino, German model, Playboy Playmate (Apr 2005, Playmate of the Year 2006), born in Nuremberg, Germany

Person of interestRobert Pattinson

1986 Robert Pattinson, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

  • 1987 Hunter Parrish [Tharp], American screen and stage actor (Weeds; Spring Awakening) born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1993 Debby Ryan, American actress (The Suite Life on Deck), born in Huntsville, Alabama.