Birthdays in Film & TV on May 3

  • 1889 Beulah Bondi, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1893 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1983)

Person of interestBing Crosby

1903 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1904 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)

Person of interestMary Astor

1906 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • 1910 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1915 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1917 George Gaynes, Dutch-American singer, actor and voice artist (Tootsie, Police Academy, General Hospital), born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)
  • 1921 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)

  • 1928 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Alex Cord [Alexander Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality, born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Lynn Farleigh, English actress (Lovers of Their Time), born in Bristol, England
  • 1946 Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1949 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in
  • 1952 Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1958 Kevin Kilner, American actor (Earth:Final Conflict), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958 Sandi Toksvig, Danish-British comedian and radio presenter, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1959 Ben Elton, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • 1960 Amy Steel, American actress (April Fool's Day), born in Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Jamie Reeves, British coal miner, strongman and professional wrestler (1989 World's Strongest Man), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • 1965 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian and actor (Marion & Geoff), born in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1965 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1966 Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • 1968 Debora Caprioglio, Italian actress (Big Game Hunter), born in Mestre, Italy
  • 1975 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress (7 Vidas), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1975 DulĂ© Hill, American actor (The West Wing), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1975 Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1979 Monsta Mack [Steven Carrasquillo], American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1984 Nam Sang-mi, South Korean actress and model, born in Yeongju, South Korea
  • 1985 Greg Raposo, American singer and actor, born in New York
  • 1986 Poppy Delevingne, British model and actress (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), born in London, England