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, Egg & 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)

Person of interestGary Cooper

1901 Gary Cooper, American actor (Sgt York, High Noon), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1961)

  • 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)

Person of interestEva Perón

1919 Eva Perón [Evita], 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 (d. 1952)

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • 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)

  • 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 and actress, born in Malishevë, Kosovo
  • 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, stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Sivi Aberg, Swedish actress (Batman TV show), born in Gävle, Sweden
  • 1944 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Richard O'Sullivan, British comedy actor, born in Chiswick, London
  • 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

Person of interestTim Russert

1950 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 1951 Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter), 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 Lifes), 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 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • 1959 Michael E. Knight, America actor (All My Children), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1959 Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong (d. 1985)
  • 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 actor
  • 1977 Patrick Johnson, American broadcaster
  • 1980 Kate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey
  • 1986 Mark Furze, Australian actor
  • 1992 Gavin Hetherington, British actor