On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 20

  • 1899 Estelle Taylor, American actress (The Ten Commandments), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1958)
  • 1901 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1905 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)

Person of interestJames Stewart

1908 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

  • 1909 John Arkell, director of administration (BBC)
  • 1915 Peter Copley, British actor (Victim, Kingdom of Heaven, King & Country), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2008)
  • 1919 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1920 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), born in Leicester, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Edith Fellows, American actress (Pennies From Heaven, She Married Her Boss), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1927 David Hedison, American actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1930 James McEachin, American actor and author (Perry Mason, Harry-Tenafly), born in Rennert, North Carolina
  • 1933 Constance Towers, American actress (Capitol, Shock Corridor, Naked Kiss), born in Whitefish, Montana
  • 1936 Anthony Zerbe, Cal, actor (Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr Tibbs)
  • 1938 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • 1941 John Strasberg, American actor

  • 1943 Al Bano [Albano Carrisi], Italian-Albanian pop singer, actor, and winemaker, born in Cellino San Marco Italy

Person of interest Cher

1946 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer ("I Got You Babe"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), and actress (Mask; Moonstruck), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • 1948 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • 1951 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • 1955 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer (Three Colors film trilogy), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland
  • 1956 Dean Butler, American actor
  • 1958 Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, TV host (Ron Reagon Show) and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagon
  • 1959 Bronson Pinchot, American actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Tony Goldwyn, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 John Billingsley, American actor
  • 1962 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
  • 1963 Brian Nash, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965 Fia Porter, Mexia Tx, actress (Audrey Ames-One Life to Live)
  • 1965 Ted Allen, American television host
  • 1966 Mindy Cohn, American actress (The Facts of Life - "Natalie"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
  • 1966 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • 1966 Gina Ravera, American actress
  • 1967 Gabriele Muccino, Italian film director
  • 1968 Timothy Olyphant, American stage and screen actor (Deadwood; Justified; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1969 Brian Gerard James, American professional wrestler

Person of interestLouis Theroux

1970 Louis Theroux, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....), born in Singapore

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux
  • 1973 Elsa [Lunghini], French singer ("T'en va pas" - "Don't Go Away") and actress, born in Paris, France
  • 1977 Angela Goethals, American actress (VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1977 Matt Czuchry, American actor
  • 1977 Miriam Parrish, American television actress
  • 1983 Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
  • 1988 Carla Humphries, Filipina actress
  • 1990 Josh O'Connor, English actor (The Crown), born in Southampton, England
  • 1992 Jack Gleeson, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Cork