On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 19

  • 1904 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), born in Kent, England (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Daniel Gélin, French actor (Obsession, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire (d. 2002)
  • 1922 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1926 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter
  • 1932 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1934 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate)
  • 1935 David Hartman, American actor and TV personality (Good Morning America), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1937 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), born in Dharwad, British India (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Henry Herbert, 17th earl of Pembroke, English peer and director (Emily) (d. 2003)
  • 1939 James Fox, English actor (The Servant), born in London, England
  • 1939 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-born American actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong), born in Hong Kong
  • 1940 Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)

  • 1940 Joan Staley, American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov, 1958), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941 Nora Ephron, NY, novelist/screenwriter/director (Michael, Heartburn), (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • 1944 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1946 Diedre Lenihan, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1946 Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)

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1946 André the Giant, French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

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  • 1948 Grace Jones, Jamaican-American disco singer ("Slave to the Rhythm"), and actress (A View To A Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • 1951 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 1953 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1956 Steve Ford, actor (Young & Restless)/son of President Gerald Ford
  • 1961 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • 1965 Joshua Beckett [Joshua Rifkind], American actor (Marshall Chronicles), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1965 Maile Flanagan, American actress (Naruto, Lab Rats), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1966 Polly Walker, British actress
  • 1966 Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • 1968 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • 1971 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1974 Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indian actor (Gangs of Wasseypur- Faizal Khan), born in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1975 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • 1979 Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress
  • 1980 Drew Fuller, American actor/model
  • 1981 Calico Cooper, American actress (Lila Black-Bloomers) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Jessica Fox, British actress
  • 1986 Eric Lloyd, American actor
  • 2003 JoJo Siwa, American dancer, singer and YouTube personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska