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)

James StewartJames Stewart (1908-1997)

American actor (The Philadelphia Story; It's a Wonderful Life; Mr Smith Goes to Washington; Vertigo), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania

  • 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

CherCher (76 years old)

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

  • 1948 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • 1951 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • 1955 Anton Corbijn, Dutch photographer, music video director (Depeche Mode; U2), and film director (The American), born in Strijen, Netherlands
  • 1955 Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Indian poet and film and theater lyricist ("Vidhata Thalapuna"), born in Anakapalle, India (d. 2021)
  • 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 John Billingsley, American actor
  • 1960 Tony Goldwyn, American actor (Ghost, Scandal), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • 1966 Gina Ravera, American actress
  • 1966 Mindy Cohn, American actress (The Facts of Life - "Natalie"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
  • 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

Louis TherouxLouis Theroux (52 years old)

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

  • 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 Madeleine Humphries, Filipina-American actress and TV presenter, born in California
  • 1990 Josh O'Connor, English actor (The Crown), born in Southampton, England
  • 1992 Jack Gleeson, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Cork