Birthdays in Film & TV on May 30

  • 1853 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major) (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)
  • 1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1983)
  • 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 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 Norman "Clint" Walker, American actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen), born in Hartford, Illinois
  • 1929 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger; The Bourne Identity), born in Kochel, Bavaria (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Ni Kuang, Hong Kong-American novelist and screenwriter (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1936 Keir Dullea, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1936 Ruta Lee, actress (Operation Eichmann, Marjorie Morningstar)
  • 1937 George Zweig, Russian-American physicist (Quark model), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1939 Michael J Pollard [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1940 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey

Gale SayersGale Sayers (1943-2020)

American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, 4X Pro Bowl, 2X NFL rushing leader (Chicago Bears), and source for the TV movie "Brian's Song", born in Wichita, Kansas [1]

  • 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 Harry Enfield, English comedian and actor (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live), born in Horsham, England
  • 1961 Ralph Carter, American actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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

Idina MenzelIdina Menzel (51 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 1989 Kevin Covais, American singer (American Idol) and actor, born in Levittown, New York
  • 1990 Dean Collins, American actor
  • 1999 Sean Giambrone, American actor (The Goldbergs - "Adam"), born in St. Joseph, Michigan