On This Day

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)

Person of interestDouglas Fairbanks

1883 Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1939)

  • 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)
  • 1903 Walter Reisch, American screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • 1910 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor ("Begin the Beguine"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Benjamin "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("Television Blues"), and actor (Chico and the Man; The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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
  • 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, actor (Murphy Brown)
  • 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, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (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

Person of interestDrew Carey

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

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey
  • 1959 Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
  • 1959 Robert "Bob" Mortimer, British comedian, podcast presenter, and actor, born in Acklam, England
  • 1962 Karen Duffy [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • 1964 Staci Greason, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965 Tom Tykwer, German film director
  • 1965 Melissa McBride, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 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
  • 1980 Lane Garrison, American actor
  • 1983 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker
  • 1983 Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
  • 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