Birthdays in Film & TV on May 27

  • 1874 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), born in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (d. 1929)
  • 1879 Lucile Watson, Canadian actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance), born in Québec, Canada (d. 1962)
  • 1890 Fritzi Brunette, American actress, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1943)
  • 1892 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Kam Fong [Chun], American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), born in Kalihi, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2002)

Person of interestChristopher Lee

1922 Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1934 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Allan Carr, American producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Davina Phillips, actress
  • 1943 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1943 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1948 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • 1955 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1955 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1956 Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1958 Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
  • 1961 Cathy Silvers, actress (Happy Days, Foley Square), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Peri Gilpin, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1962 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, TV actress (Passioni), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1962 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • 1964 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • 1965 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Dondre Whitfield, American actor

Person of interestJoseph Fiennes

1970 Joseph Fiennes, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • 1971 Monika Schnarre, US actress (Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1971 Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind ), born in London
  • 1973 Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
  • 1975 Jamie Oliver, British chef and television personality, born in Claverling, England
  • 1981 Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor