Birthdays in Film & TV on May 17

  • 1888 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Lake Mills, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1905 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1907 Horace McMahon, South actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1909 Magda Schneider, German actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), born in Bavaria, German (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Maureen O'Sullivan, Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice)
  • 1911 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)
  • 1936 Dennis Hopper, American actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • 1938 Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1938 Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
  • 1941 Grace Zabriskie, American actress
  • 1953 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953 Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
  • 1955 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1956 Bob Saget, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist
  • 1959 Jim Nantz, American broadcaster
  • 1960 Fiona Hutchison, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Miami, Florida

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1962 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

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1965 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
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Trent Reznor
  • 1967 Cameron Bancroft, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1967 Debbie Dutch, Titusville NJ, actress (Hell's Paradox)
  • 1969 Paige Turco, actress (Melanie-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Thom Filicia, American television personality
  • 1973 Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1973 Sasha Alexander, American television actress
  • 1974 Marcia Turner, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
  • 1975 Kostas Sommer, Greek actor
  • 1975 Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
  • 1981 R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
  • 1986 Tahj Mowry, American actor
  • 1988 Nikki Reed, American actress
  • 1990 Leven Rambin, American actress