Birthdays in Film & TV on May 31

  • 1888 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1889 Athene Seyler, British actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1894 Fred Allen, American comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1956)
  • 1897 Margalo Gillmore, British actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Norman Vincent Peale, American clergyman, broadcaster (The Art Of Living), and author (The Power of Positive Thinking), born in Bowersville, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1901 Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American Emmy Award-winning conductor (CBS Symphony; Columbia Pan-American Orchestra), and composer (The Great City), born in Alessandria, Kingdom of Ital (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor (Majoor Barbara; Lijmen), born in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian, born in Islington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1914 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, born in Kushiro Hokkaido, Japan (d. 2006)
  • 1915 Barbara Pepper [Marion], American actress (Foreign Correspondent, Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1916 John Vivyan, American actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • 1916 Judy Campbell [Judith Mary Gamble], British actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie), born in Grantham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • 1922 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Alfie, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1929 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2011)

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood (92 years old)

1930 American actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel, California), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1934 Jim Hutton, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Binghamton, New York
  • 1940 Elfi Mikesch, Austrian cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina), born in Judenburg, Austria
  • 1943 Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1946 Debbie Moore, British model and businesswoman (founder & CEO Pineapple Dance Studios & clothing), born in Urmston, Lancashire, England
  • 1948 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • 1949 Steven Kampmann, American actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Tom Berenger, American actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Gregory Harrison, American actor (Trapper John, M.D. - "Gonzo"; Falcon Crest; Logan's Run), born in Catalina, California
  • 1953 Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor
  • 1954 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2000)
  • 1955 Laura Baugh, American golfer, writer, broadcaster (LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year 1973), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1956 Yoshiko Sakakibara, Japanese actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1958 Kyle Secor, American actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1960 Chris Elliott, American screenwriter, comedian, and actor (David Letterman; Cabin Boy, Get A Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Lea Thompson, American actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City), born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1962 Sebastian Koch, German actor

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields (57 years old)

1965 American model and actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York

  • 1966 Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian
  • 1967 Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television personality (The Amazing Race), born in Lincoln, New Zealand
  • 1967 Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress (Vagabond, Police), born in Clermont, France
  • 1970 Paolo Sorrentino, Italian filmmaker (La Grande Bellezza), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1971 Sarah Murdoch [Sarah O'Hare], British-Australian model, born in London, England
  • 1972 Archie Panjabi, British actress (The Good Wife), born in Edgeware, England
  • 1972 Christian McBride, American jazz bassist, composer, broadcaster (Jazz Night in America), and artistic director (Newport Jazz Festival), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Colin FarrellColin Farrell (46 years old)

1976 Irish actor (In Bruges, Minority Report), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1977 Eric Christian Olsen, American actor (NCIS: Los Angeles), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1977 June Sarpong, British television presenter (Loose Women), born in London, England
  • 1979 Vir Das, Indian comedian and actor, born in Dehradun, India
  • 1982 Jonathan Tucker, American actor (Kingdom), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1983 David Hernandez, American pop singer (American Idol), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1983 Reggie Yates, English television presenter and filmmaker (Doctor Who), born in London, England
  • 1984 Yael Grobglas, French-Israeli actress (Jane the Virgin), born in Paris, France
  • 1990 Philippa So, American stage actress (Hamilton), born in Libertyville, Illinois
  • 1992 VanossGaming [Evan Fong), Canadian YouTuber and music producer, born in Toronto, Canada