Birthdays in Film & TV on May 2

  • 1853 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), born in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium (d. 1928)
  • 1869 (Frederick) Tyrone Power Sr., British-American stage and screen actor (The Big Trial; The Test of Donald Norton), born in London, England (d. 1931)
  • 1894 Norma Talmadge, American silent screen actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)
  • 1898 Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), born in Peckham, South London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Erin O'Brien-Moore, American actress (Peyton Place, Our Little Girl), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1979)
  • 1908 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front; Gone With The Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Nigel Patrick, British actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), born in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • 1925 John Neville, English theatre and film actor, born in Willesden, London (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2009)
  • 1930 Bernard Slade [Newbound], Canadian screenwriter (The Flying Nun; The Partridge Family), and playwright (Same Time, Next Year; Romantic Comedy), born in St. Catherines, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "George Shumway"), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Bruce Glover, American actor (Diamonds are Forever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935 Lance LeGault, American actor (The A-Team), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Quinn Redeker, American actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless), born in Woodstock, Illinois
  • 1937 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Rhoda - "Carlton, the doorman"; Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1937 Ted [Samuel Frederick] Dabney, American engineer, founder of Atari (Pong), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Regina Carrol, American actress (Jessi's Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1992)
  • 1945 Bianca Jagger [Blanca Pérez-Mora Macías], Nicaraguan model and socialite who married Mike Jagger, born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • 1946 David Suchet, British actor (Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Way We Live Now), born in Paddington, London, England
  • 1949 Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and broadcaster (Gardener's World), born in Iilkley, England
  • 1950 Randy Colley (Moondog Rex), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), born in Alexander City, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1952 Christine Baranski, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen (Rumors; The Good Wife; Cybill - "Maryann"; The Birdcage), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952 Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress, born in Tokyo
  • 1954 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, born in Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1959 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1960 Stephen Daldry, English film director (Billy Elliot; The Hours), born in Dorset, England
  • 1962 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • 1962 Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1963 Brian Tochi, American actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor, born in Otawara, Tochigi, Japan
  • 1968 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress, born in Merlimau, Malacca, Malaysia

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson (50 years old)

1972 American pro wrestler (WCW C'ship x 2; WWE C'ship x 8; Royal Rumble 2000), actor and producer (Baywatch, Jumanji), born in Hayward, California

  • 1972 Pandora Boxx [Michael Steck], American drag queen, comedian and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Jamestown, New York
  • 1973 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter (The Lives of Others), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1975 Kate Baldwin, American stage actress and singer (Hello, Dolly!), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1977 Jenna Von Oy, American actress (Blossom - "Seven"), born in Danbury, Connecticut
  • 1980 (Elizabeth) "Ellie" Kemper, American actress (The Office -"Erin"; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1983 Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model (Miss Switzerland 2006), born in Monte Carasso, Ticino, Switzerland

Lily AllenLily Allen (37 years old)

1985 English singer-songwriter ("It's Not Me, It's You") and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

  • 1986 James Kirk, Canadian actor (She's the Man), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1990 Kay Panabaker, American actress (Moondance Alexander), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1995 Kelsey Lewis, American actress, born in Lancaster, California
  • 2000 Angel Sy, Filipina child actor, born in Bulacan, Philippines