Birthdays in Film & TV on May 25

Person of interestBill Robinson

1878 Bill Robinson "Bojangles", American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, The Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
  • 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