Birthdays in Film & TV on May 23

  • 1882 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)

Douglas FairbanksDouglas Fairbanks (1883-1939)

American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado

  • 1890 Herbert Marshall, English actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • 1898 Frank McHugh, American actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Ralph Dunn, American actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), born in Titusville, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Walter Reisch, American screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • 1910 (Benjamin) "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird"), and actor (Chico and the Man - "Louie", The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American gig 0bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor ("Begin the Beguine"), and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1912 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun; Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven; The Red Shoes), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1998)
  • 1919 Betty Garrett, American stage and screen comedian, singer, dancer, and actress (All In The Family - "Irene"; Laverne & Shirley - "Edna"), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1919 William LeMassena, American stage and screen actor (All That Jazz; As The World Turns, 1985-92), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1993) [1]
  • 1920 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres; The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • 1921 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921 Loren Tindall, American actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost), born in Hastings, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • 1921 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • 1928 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy; An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1928 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Rosemary Clooney, American singer ("Come On-a My House"), and actress (White Christmas), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1931 Barbara Barrie [Berman], American actress and author (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • 1935 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer and actor, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Charles Kimbrough, American stage and screen actor (Murphy Brown - "Jim"; Disney's Hunchbak of Notre Dame), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1938 Graham "Johnny" Ball, British TV personality and mathematics educator (Play School), born in Bristol, England
  • 1942 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942 Zalman King, American actor and director (Wild Orchid), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
  • 1945 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • 1946 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • 1950 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951 Don Warrington [Donald Williams], Trinidadian-born British actor (Rising Damp), born in Trinidad
  • 1952 Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
  • 1956 Buck Showalter, American baseball manager (AL Manager of the Year 1994, 2004, 14; NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles) and analyst (ESPN, YES network), born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1957 Mark Arnold, American actor

Drew CareyDrew Carey (64 years old)

1958 American actor & comedian (Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1959 Linden Ashby, American actor (Mortal Kombat), born in Atlantic Beach, Florida
  • 1959 Robert "Bob" Mortimer, British comedian, podcast presenter, and actor, born in Acklam, England
  • 1962 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • 1962 Karen Duffy [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965 Melissa McBride, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1965 Tom Tykwer, German film director
  • 1968 Guinevere Turner, American actress
  • 1970 Nanette Burstein, American director and producer
  • 1971 Laurel Holloman, American actress
  • 1973 Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
  • 1974 Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Seven Swords), born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • 1976 Kelly Marie Monaco, playmate (April, 1997), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Richard Ayoade, English comedian, actor and director (The IT Crowd), born in London, England
  • 1978 Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player
  • 1979 Josh Cooley, American animator, screenwriter (Inside Out), and Academy Award-winning director (Toy Story 4), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1980 Chrisl Gethard, American comedian, writer, talk show host and podcaster (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1980 Lane Garrison, American actor
  • 1983 Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
  • 1983 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1984 Adam Wylie, actor (Picket Fences)
  • 1986 Ryan Coogler, American director and screenwriter (Fruitvale Station, The Black Panther), born in Oakland, California
  • 1999 James Charles [Dickinson], American internet personality and model (Cover Girl), born in Bethlehem, New York