Birthdays in Film & TV on May 7

  • 1867 Philippine "Pine" Belder [Mary de Klerk], Flemish actress (Hope of Blessing), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1885 George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso), born in Wellesvile, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1890 Billy House, American actor (Imitation of Life; Bedlam: The Egg and I), born in Mankato, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • 1900 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), born in London, England (d. 1977)

Gary CooperGary Cooper (1901-1961)

American actor (Sgt York, High Noon), born in Helena, Montana

  • 1907 Sam Baker, American silent film actor (The Missing Link; The Lost City; The Sea Beast), born in Taylor, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), born in Yamagata, Japan (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • 1917 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2000)

Eva PerónEva Perón (1919-1952)

Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", born in Los Toldos, Argentina

  • 1921 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl; Mr Hex), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1922 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), born in Kirkman, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Albert Band, American film director, born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1928 John Ingle, American actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Hans Boskamp [Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hoelscher], Dutch actor and producer (Oh My Papa), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, born near Malishevë, Kosovo (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie, Special Effects), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1939 Marco St John, American actor (Rayford-Ball Four), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1940 John Irvin, English actor (Moment in Time), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  • 1943 Peter Horak, Czech stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager: Throw Momma from the Train), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Richard O'Sullivan, British comedy actor (Man About the House), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1944 Sivi Aberg, Swedish actress (Batman TV show), born in Gävle, Sweden
  • 1945 Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d. 1993)
  • 1950 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas

Tim RussertTim Russert (1950-2008)

American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York

  • 1951 Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Juan Epstein"), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1954 Philippe Geluck, Belgian comedian and cartoonist, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1955 Peter Reckell, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1956 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1956 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, born in Bassin, Quebec, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1957 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • 1957 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 1994)
  • 1959 Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong (d. 1985)
  • 1959 Michael E. Knight, America actor (All My Children), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1965 Owen Hart, Canadian-American professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1999)
  • 1972 Asghar Farhadi, Iranian film director (The Salesman, A Separation), born in Khomeyni Shahr, Iran
  • 1974 Breckin Meyer, American voice actor and actor (Robot Chicken), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1980 Kate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey (won 1st Big Brother), born in London, England
  • 1986 Mark Furze, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Orange, New South Wales
  • 1992 Gavin Hetherington, British actor
  • 1998 MrBeast [Jimmy Donaldson], American YouTuber, born in Wichita, Kansas