On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 14

  • 1841 Sir Squire Bancroft [Butterfield], British actor and manager known for creating 'drawing-room comedy' (Haymarket), born in Rotherhithe, London (d. 1926)
  • 1883 Julian Eltinge [Dalton], American vaudeville, Broadway, and silent film female impersonator star (The Crinoline Girl), born in Newtownville, Massachusetts (d. 1941)
  • 1888 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England (d. 1946)
  • 1895 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1903 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1906 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Dick Bentley, Australian comedian and actor (The Glums), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1921 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1926 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 1984)
  • 1929 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), born in South Kensington, London (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Lajos Kovacs, Hungarian actor (Wings of Desire)
  • 1933 Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • 1934 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • 1937 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)

  • 1942 Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • 1944 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge Lucas

1944 George Lucas, American film director, screenwriter, and producer (Star Wars; Indiana Jones; American Graffiti), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1947 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2006)
  • 1948 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1950 Mark Blum, American actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1951 Season Hubley [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1957 Big Van Vader [Leon White ], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), born in Lynwood, California (d. 2018)
  • 1959 Patrick Bruel [Benguigui], Algerian-French actor (Coup of Sirocco), rock vocalist ("Marre de cette nana-là" - "Fed Up With That Chick"), and world class poker player, born in Tlemcen, Algeria
  • 1960 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, Golf Channel), born in Auckland, NZ
  • 1960 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 2009)
  • 1961 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • 1961 Ulrike Folkerts, German actress
  • 1964 Nancy Sorel, actress (Generations, Black Foix)
  • 1966 Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • 1968 Greg Davis, Welsh-born, British stand-up comedian, actor, and former secondary school teacher (We Are Klang, The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo, Taskmaster), born in St Asaph, Denbighshire

Person of interestCate Blanchett

1969 Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • 1969 Sabine Schmitz, German professional motor racing driver, and television personality (Top Gear), born in n Adenau, West Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1970 Natasha Ryan, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Gabriel Mann [Mick], American actor (Bourne films - "Danny Zorn"; Revenge -"Norman"), born in Middlebury, Vermont
  • 1973 Anais Granofsky, Canadian actress and director
  • 1974 Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
  • 1974 Jennifer Allan, American model
  • 1976 Martine McCutcheon, British actress
  • 1977 Sophie Anderton, English model and television personality
  • 1977 Ada Nicodemou, Australian actress
  • 1983 Amber Tamblyn, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1983 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • 1985 Sally Martin, American actress
  • 1986 Camila Sodi, Mexican actress
  • 1993 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer (iCarly), born in Los Angeles, California