On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on May 6

  • 1890 Claire Whitney, American silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)

Person of interestRudolph Valentino

1895 Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino
  • 1904 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1912 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)

Person of interestOrson Welles

1915 Orson Welles [George], American actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1985)

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1918 Sydney Chatton, English actress (Once Upon a Horse), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1922 Vladimir Etush, Soviet actor and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Moscow, RSFSR
  • 1923 Elizabeth Sellars, Scottish actress (Chalk Garden, A Voyage Round My Father), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1927 Ettore Manni, Italian actor (Street People, Divine Nymph, Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1936 Joanna Dunham, English actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood), born in Luton, Bedfordshire (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Chet Allen, American child actor (Amahl and the Night Visitors), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • 1941 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, born in Pleven, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), born in London (d. 1991)

  • 1945 Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Susan Brown, English actress (The Iron Lady, Game of Thrones), born in Bristol, England
  • 1947 Ben Masters, American actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right), born in Corvalis, Oregon
  • 1947 Alan Dale, New Zealand born actor (Neighbours), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1948 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Christian Clavier, French actor
  • 1952 Michael O'Hare, American actor
  • 1953 Lynn Whitfield, American actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1958 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1959 Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Julianne Phillips, American actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters), born in Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • 1961 Clay O'Brien, actor (Weedy-Cowboys), born in Ray, Arizona

Person of interestGeorge Clooney

1961 George Clooney, American actor (ER, Batman, The Descendants), born in Lexington, Kentucky

  • 1961 Roma Downey, Irish actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1964 Dana Hill [Goetz], American actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon), born in Van Nuys California,
  • 1970 Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • 1980 Scott Colton, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star

Person of interestXie Na

1981 Xie Na, Chinese television host and actress (Happy Camp), born in Deyang, Sichuan

Television Presenter and Actress Xie Na
Television Presenter and Actress
Xie Na
  • 1983 Adrianne Palicki, American actress (Friday Night Lights, Agents of Shield), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1986 Tyler Hynes, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1987 Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress
  • 1993 Naomi Scott, English actress (Aladdin, Charlie's Angels), born in London, England