Birthdays in Film & TV on May 18

  • 1890 Mary Charleson, Irish-American silent film actress (Upstairs And Down), born in Dungannon, Ireland (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Walter Fitzgerald, English actor, born in Devonport, England (d. 1976)

Frank CapraFrank Capra (1897-1991)

Italian-American Academy Award-winning film director (It's a Wonderful Life; It Happened One Nigh; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), born in Bisacquino, Italy

  • 1897 Jack Raine, British actor (Quartet), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1903 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa; Last Mile; 5 Star Final; Front Page), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1967)

Fred PerryFred Perry (1909-1995)

English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), born in Stockport, England

  • 1911 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1912 Richard Brooks, American film director (Blackboard Jungle; In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912 [Pierino] Perry Como, American singer ("Catch A Falling Star") and TV personality (The Perry Como Show), born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1917 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), born in Mogliano, Marche, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1924 Priscilla Pointer, American actress (Carrie; Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke; Mig og mafiaen), born in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1980)
  • 1928 Pernell Roberts, American actor (Bonanza - "Adam"; Trapper John, M.D.), born in Waycross, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1931 Robert Morse, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen singer and actor (Mad Men; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 2022)
  • 1934 Dwayne Hickman, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; How to Stuff a Wild Bikini), and network executive, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1941 Diane McBain, American actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1941 Miriam Margolyes, British-Australian character actress (Babe; Romeo and Juliet), born in Oxford, England
  • 1943 James Reiher 'Deuce', American professional wrestler, born in Fiji
  • 1943 Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, born in Suva, British Fiji (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Andreas Katsulas, American actor (Babylon 5), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Candice Azzara, American actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • 1950 Thomas Gottschalk, German radio and TV host (Telespiele), born in Bamberg, Germany
  • 1951 Denny Dillon, American comedian (SNL, Dream On), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1951 James Stephens, American actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York

Yun Fat ChowYun Fat Chow (67 years old)

1955 Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • 1958 Toyah Wilcox, English singer ("I Want to Be Free"), actress, and Mrs. Robert Fripp, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1962 Mike Darnell, American television executive 'the King of Reality TV' (Fox, Warner Bros), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tina FeyTina Fey (52 years old)

1970 American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live; 30 Rock), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

  • 1971 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter, born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1987 Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and model and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1988 Ryan Cooley, Canadian television actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation), born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • 1992 Spencer Breslin, American actor, born in New York City
  • 1997 Alana Etheridge, American actress, born in San Diego, California