Birthdays in Film & TV on May 25

  • 1878 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)
  • 1882 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), born in Pomona, California (d. 1959)
  • 1882 Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Postman's Knock), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1969)
  • 1905 Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1909 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
  • 1913 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1915 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, American actress and singer (Night and Day, Kay Kyser Band), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), born in Eureka, California (d. 1965)
  • 1925 Jeanne Crain, American actress (Man Without a Star, Pinky), born in Barstow California (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Claude Akins, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On), born in Nelson, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1931 John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1931 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship), born in Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
  • 1935 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1939 Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)

Person of interestIan McKellen

1939 Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor (Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire

  • 1943 Leslie Uggams, American singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • 1944 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality
  • 1947 Karen Valentine, actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1948 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • 1951 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • 1955 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1956 Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1957 Hillary Bailey Smith, actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Cathryn Harrison, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • 1959 Julian Clary, British television personality
  • 1961 Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
  • 1963 Mike Myers, Canadian comedian (SNL, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]
  • 1965 Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
  • 1965 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker

Person of interestAnne Heche

1969 Anne Heche, American actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano), born in Aurora, Ohio

Actress Anne Heche
Anne Heche
  • 1969 Matt Borlenghi, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Lindsay Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • 1970 Sidney Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • 1971 Justin Henry, American actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles), born in Rye, New York
  • 1973 Demetri Martin, American comedian
  • 1973 Molly Sims, American model and actress
  • 1976 Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
  • 1976 Ethan Suplee, American actor
  • 1980 Jae Hee, South Korean actor
  • 1983 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
  • 1984 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, 2005 Miss World
  • 1985 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
  • 1986 Juri Ueno, Japanese actress