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)
  • 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 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (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)
  • 1914 Leo Lerman, American writer and editor (Condé Nast Publications), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 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 musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), 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 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, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • 1936 Charles Kimbrough, actor (Murphy Brown)
  • 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
  • 1952 Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
  • 1957 Mark Arnold, American actor

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

Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
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  • 1959 Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
  • 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 Kimber West, playmate (Feb 1997), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975 Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • 1976 Kelly Marie Monaco, playmate (April, 1997), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Melanie Joyce Bell, Miss America-New Jersey (1997), born in Vernon, New Jersey
  • 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