On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 29

  • 1894 Beatrice Lillie, Canadian comedian and actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1989)

Person of interestBob Hope

1903 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, born in London (d. 2003)

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
  • 1905 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), born in Holt, England (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman; The Parallax View), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1918 Herb Shriner, American humorist and TV host (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1970)
  • 1918 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die, Silver Streak), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), born in Tarnów, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Katie Boyle [Lady Sander Saunders], Italian born British actress and broadcaster (Eurovision), born in Florence, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Nanette Newman, English writer and actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage), born in Northampton, England
  • 1936 Arlene McQuade, American actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), and actress born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1988)
  • 1941 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Helmut Berger [Steinberger], Austrian film actor (Ludwig; Ash Wednesday; The Damned; Dorian Gray), born in Bad Ischl, Austria
  • 1946 Robin Johnson, American actress (Times Square: Baby, It's You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Anthony Geary, American actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville, Utah
  • 1948 Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England
  • 1948 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor, born in Mammola, Italy

Person of interestDanny Elfman

1953 Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 1953 Karla DeVito, American stage and screen actress and singer, born in Mokena, Illionis
  • 1954 Pankaj Kapoor, Indian actor (Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Raakh), born in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • 1956 LaToya Jackson, American singer ("If You Feel the Funk"), and model, born in Gary, Indiana

Person of interestAnnette Bening

1958 Annette Bening, American actress (Grifters, Bugsy, American Beauty), born in Topeka, Kansas

  • 1959 Rupert Everett, British actor (Another Country, My Best Friend's Wedding), born in Burnham Deepdale, England
  • 1960 Adrian Paul, English actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1961 David Palmer, British drummer (ABC - The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • 1962 Perry Fenwick, English actor, born in Canning Town, London
  • 1963 Lisa Whelchel, American actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963 Tracey E. Bregman, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1969 Anthony Azizi, American actor (Idris-Lost, Eagle Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1974 Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks

Person of interestMelanie Brown

1975 Mel B {Melanie Brown], English pop singer "Scary Spice" (Spice Girls), and television personality (America's Got Talent; X-FActor), born in Leeds, England

  • 1975 Shoshanna Lonstein, American fashion designer and ex-girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld, born in NYC, New York
  • 1976 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball infielder/outfielder, broadcaster (Baltimore Orioles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1976 Yūsuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
  • 1977 Danny Gerard, American actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1978 Adam Rickitt, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Crewe, England
  • 1979 Brian Kendrick, American pro wrestler (WWE cruiserweight tag team champion), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • 1982 Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model (Sports Illustrated), born in Itabira, Brazil
  • 1982 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1983 Richard Jackson, American actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell), born in Redlands, California

Person of interestLaverne Cox

1984 Laverne Cox, American actress and LGBT advocate, born in Mobile, Alabama

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox
  • 1986 Dylan Postl, American professional wrestler (Hornswaggle), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • 1986 Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican-American fashion model
  • 1987 Alessandra Toreson, American actress, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1989 Riley Keough, American actress and model, grand daughter of Elvis Presley, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1991 Kristen Alderson, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania