On This Day

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, American newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1909 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1912 Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (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, American actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1996)t
  • 1934 David Burke, English actor (The Woman in Black), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1935 Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1939 Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), born in McLemoresville, Tennessee (d. 2010)

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 and actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Frank Oz, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Hereford, England
  • 1944 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality (World's Wildest Police Videos), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • 1947 Karen Valentine, American actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1951 Bob Gale, American screenwriter (Back to the Future), born in University City, Missouri
  • 1955 Connie Selleca, American actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1956 Tatsutoshi Goto, Japanese professional wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
  • 1957 Hillary B. Smith, American actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Cathryn Harrison, English actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • 1959 Julian Clary, English television personality, born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • 1961 Hiro Saito, Japanese professional wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary), born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1963 Mike Myers, Canadian comedian (SNL, Wayne's World), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • 1965 Roef Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1965 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)

Person of interestAnne Heche

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

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche

  • 1969 Matt Borlenghi, Italian-American actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Lindsay Greenbush, American twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Michael Benyaer, Canadian-American actor (Deadpool) and writer (Pilot One), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970 Robert Croft, Welsh cricket spin bowler, broadcaster (England 21 Tests, 49 wickets; Sky Sports), born in Morriston, Swansea
  • 1970 Sidney Greenbush, American twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actor, born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1971 Justin Henry, American actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles), born in Rye, New York
  • 1973 Demetri Martin, American comedian (We Bare Bears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1973 Molly Sims, American model and actress, born in Murray, Kentucky
  • 1976 Cillian Murphy, Irish actor (28 Days Later), born in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland
  • 1976 Ethan Suplee, American actor (American History X), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1980 Jae Hee, South Korean actor (Sassy Girl Chun-hyang), born in Seoul
  • 1983 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor (Kalyug), born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 1984 Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic actress and beauty queen who won 2005 Miss World, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1985 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress (Floribella), born in Massarelos, Porto, Portugal
  • 1986 Juri Ueno, Japanese actress (Last Friends), born in Kakogawa, Hyōgo, Japan