On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 24

  • 1855 Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor and playwright, born in London (d. 1934)
  • 1889 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), born in Västerås, Västmanland (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show, Crook Anonymous), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1931 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), born in Paris, France
  • 1938 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1941 Andrés García, Mexican-Dominican actor (Tiger Shark), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1943 Gary Burghoff, American actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1945 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1949 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 1953 Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • 1953 Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1960 Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)

Person of interestJohn C. Reilly

1965 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1966 Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • 1972 Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer (Everwood), born in Rye, New York
  • 1973 Dermot O'Leary, British-Irish television presenter (The X Factor), born in Colchester, Essex, England
  • 1974 Will Sasso, Canadian-American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges 2012), born in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1977 Kym Valentine, Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1978 Bryan Greenberg, American actor (How to Make It in America), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1979 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter and professional wrestler, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1980 Billy L. Sullivan, American actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1980 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1984 Sarah Hagan, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1986 Jordan Metcalfe, English actor (Genie in the House), born in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, England
  • 1989 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), born in Westminster, Vermont (d. 2005)
  • 1992 Travis T. Flory, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris), born in Fontana, California