Birthdays in Film & TV on May 30

  • 1853 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), born (d. 1890)
  • 1871 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (Phantom), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), born in Booklyn, New York (d. 1936)
  • 1902 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Inge Meysel, German actress (None, Ida Rogalski), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Douglas Fowley, American actor (Singin' in the Rain, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), born in Marian Glas, Anglesey, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1920 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1923 James "Jimmy" Lydon, American actor (Twice Blessed, Life with Father), born in Harrington Park, New Jersey
  • 1927 Norman "Clint" Walker, American actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen), born in Hartford, Illinois
  • 1927 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger, The Bourne Identity), born in Kochel, Bavaria (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Keir Dullea, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936 Ruta Lee, actress (Operation Eichmann, Marjorie Morningstar)

  • 1939 Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1945 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Norman Eshley, English actor
  • 1948 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1950 Paresh Rawal, Indian Bollywood actor (Woh Chokri, Woh Chokri), born in Bombay, India
  • 1951 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • 1953 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1955 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas
  • 1958 Ted McGinley, actor (Love Boat, MWC, Dynasty), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1961 Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • 1961 Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
  • 1961 Harry Enfield, Horsham, West Sussex, English comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
  • 1962 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Lynda Wiesmeier, playmate (Jul, 1982), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Sally Dyvenor [Whittaker], English actress (Coronation Street), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • 1965 Tammy Parks, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Rockville Centre, New York

Person of interestIdina Menzel

1971 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer born in Queens, New York

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 1973 Christine Pavone, Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)
  • 1973 Leigh Francis, British comedian
  • 1974 Cee-Lo Green [Thomas Callaway], American Grammy winning singer-songwriter (Crazy, F*** You), reality TV judge (The Voice), record producer, and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1976 Omri Hairi Katz, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Rachael Stirling, British actress
  • 1979 Kugimiya Rie, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1981 Blake Bashoff, American actor
  • 1990 Dean Collins, American actor