Birthdays in Film & TV on May 26

  • 1850 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother, Een danstragedie, Stupid force) (d. 1930)
  • 1883 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1884 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Athens, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Norma Talmadge, American actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)

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1895 Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1971)

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Paul Lukas
  • 1907 Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)

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1907 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1979)

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John Wayne
  • 1908 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
  • 1909 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Ben Alexander, Goldfield, Nevada, American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
  • 1912 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), born in Ontario, Canada

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1913 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

  • 1914 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1915 Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • 1923 Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
  • 1923 James Arness, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1923 Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)
  • 1925 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Dirch Passer, Danish actor
  • 1927 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
  • 1932 Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
  • 1935 Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
  • 1939 Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
  • 1947 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • 1949 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
  • 1949 Pam Grier, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1949 Philip Michael Thomas, actor (Miami Vice), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1955 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • 1957 Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
  • 1959 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • 1961 Tarsem Singh, Indian film director
  • 1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1962 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1963 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
  • 1965 Hazel Irvine, British television presenter

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1966 Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (Fight Club, The King's Speech, Howards End), born in London, England

  • 1968 Pat Kenney, American professional wrestler
  • 1968 Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
  • 1969 Musetta Vander, South African actress
  • 1971 Matt Stone, American television producer
  • 1972 Patsy Palmer, British actress
  • 1975 Nicki Aycox, American actress
  • 1976 Benji Gregory, Encino California, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
  • 1977 Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
  • 1979 Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
  • 1979 Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
  • 1982 David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • 1991 Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress
  • 1996 Austin Michael Luciano, actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)