Birthdays in Film & TV on May 5

  • 1887 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Take a Giant Step), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1894 Kit Guard, Danish actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous), born in Hals, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1899 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Frances "Fran" Lee, American actress (Reckless Rosie), born in Eagle Grove, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • 1906 Ursula Jeans, British actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon, I Lived With You), born in Simla, British India (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Benny Baker, American actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Gilles Grangier, French film director (Archimède le clochard), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Tyrone Power, American actor (The Mark of Zorro; Nightmare Alley), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1915 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello, Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Godfrey Quigley, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney), born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1926 Ann B Davis, American stage and screen actress (Bob Cummings Show - "Schultzy"; The Brady Bunch - "Alice"), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Pat Carroll, American comedienne and Emmy Award-winning actress (The Little Mermaid - "Ursula"; Make Room for Daddy), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • 1928 Pierre Schoendoerffer, French Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter (The Anderson Platoon), born in Chamalieres, France (d. 2012)
  • 1929 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • 1929 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Joyce Collins, American jazz and film and television session pianist, singer, and educator, born in Battle Mountain, Nevada (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Will Hutchins, American actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord), born in Atwater, California
  • 1935 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (Gen Hospital), born in West Sand Lake, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1936 Patrick Gowers, British choral and film score composer (Viri Galilaei; Hamlet; Smiley's People), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Jerzy Skolimowski, Polish film director (Hands Up, Deep End), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1938 Michael Murphy, American actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Lance Henriksen, American actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1942 Amy Hill, American comedian and actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore), born in Deadwood, South Dakota
  • 1942 Marc Alaimo, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Michael PalinMichael Palin (79 years old)

1943 English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

  • 1944 Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 1944 John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 1944 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers - "Robin Colcord"), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Kurtis "Kurt" Loder, American film critic, TV personality and columnist (Rolling Stone, New York, Time), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • 1949 Anna Bergman, Swedish actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1950 Googoosh [Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین)], Persian singer and actress, born in Sarcheshmeh Street, Tehran
  • 1952 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2005)
  • 1952 Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Melinda Culea, American actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love), born in Western Springs, Illinois
  • 1957 Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • 1957 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director (Laws of Attraction), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • 1957 Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor (Posse; Bram Stoker's Dracula), born in Mbabane, British Swaziland
  • 1959 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor (Mark & Brian), born in Cambridge, Illinois
  • 1961 Hiroshi Hase, Japanese wrestler (NJPW) and politician (Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), born in Oyabe, Toyama, Japan
  • 1963 Heidi Kozak, Danish-American actress (Slumber Party Massacre 2), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1963 Simon Rimmer, English chef and TV host (Something for the Weekend), born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England
  • 1964 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1967 Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1967 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1970 Kyan Douglas, American TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1972 Brigitta Boccoli, Italian actress (Manhattan Baby), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1973 Tina Yothers, American actress (Jennifer-Family Ties), born in Whittier, California
  • 1976 Dieter Brummer, Australian TV actor (Home and Away: Underbelly), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2021)
  • 1976 Sage Stallone, American actor (Rocky V) and the eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress (Sweet Buns), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1978 Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker (Get Me Roger Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978 Santiago Cabrera, Venezuelan-Chilean-British actor (Isaac Mendez - Heroes), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1979 Vincent Kartheiser, American actor (Mad Men), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1981 Danielle Christine Fishel, American actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • 1981 Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian-Lebanese supermodel, born in Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil

Henry CavillHenry Cavill (39 years old)

1983 English actor (Superman), born in Jersey, Channel Islands

  • 1984 Eve Torres, American actress and professional wrestler (3 times WWE Divas Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1985 Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress and media personality, born in Tokyo