On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 21

  • 1882 Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier, Hostage Rights of Aemstel), (d. 1950)
  • 1887 Mabel "Nell" Taliaferro, American actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1899 Ralph Sanford, American actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Dorothy Tree [Triebitz], American actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Confessions Of A Nazi Spy; The Asphalt Jungle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1917 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy], British actress (Genevieve, The Constant Husband, Les Girls), born in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1959)
  • 1928 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Desmond Wilcox, English broadcaster (BBC, ITV), born in Welwyn Garden City, England (d. 2000)
  • 1938 David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1945 Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)

  • 1947 Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor (Titanic), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1948 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian, writer, actor (SNL, 1975-80; 1985-90), born in NYC, New York

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1952 Mr. T [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

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  • 1954 Marina Langner, German beauty queen, Miss World runner-up (1975), born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1957 Judge Reinhold, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1957 Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress (The Fourth Man), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1959 Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Mohanlal, Indian actor, born in Elanthoor, India
  • 1964 Annabel Schofield, Welsh actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas), born in Llanelli, Wales
  • 1964 Nancy Daus, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1964 Carolyn Lawrence, American actress and voice actress (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966 Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • 1968 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, born in Quezon City, Philippines (d. 1985)
  • 1969 Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
  • 1971 Eric Nies, American reality TV personality (MTV Real World, Grind)
  • 1973 Noel Fielding, British comedian (The Mighty Boosh, The Great British Baking Show), born in London, England
  • 1974 Fairuza Balk, American actress (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging), born in Point Reyes, California
  • 1975 Abbas [Mirza Abbas Ali], Indian Tamil film actor and model (Kadhal Desam), born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • 1980 Chris Raab, American television personality, born in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 1984 Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
  • 1985 Kano [Robinson], English rapper and actor, born in London, England
  • 1987 Ashlie Brillault, American actress (Lizzie Guire), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1991 Sarah Ramos, American actress (Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 Olivia Olson, American singer and actress (Love Actually - "Joanna"), born in Los Angeles, California