Birthdays in Film & TV on May 8

  • 1857 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, born in the Netherlands (d. 1946)
  • 1893 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster (BBC) and rugby union player (captain Harlequin RFC), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1903 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)
  • 1904 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)

Roberto RosselliniRoberto Rossellini (1906-1977)

Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), born in Rome, Italy

  • 1907 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Laura Liddell, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 1976)
  • 1915 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 1999)
  • 1918 Nan Wynn [Masha Vatz], American radio and big-band singer (Rudy Vallée; Teddy Wilson), actress, and singing voice for Rita Hayworth, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1971) [1]
  • 1920 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Bettina Graziani [Simone Bodin] French model, one of the first supermodels, born in Normandy, France (d. 2015)

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough (96 years old)

1926 English naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" and "Our Planet" series), born in London, England

  • 1926 Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Erico Menczer, Italian cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda), born in Fiume, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress (Much Ado About Nothing, The Time Machine), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1935 Salome Jens, American actress (From Here to Eternity), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ricky NelsonRicky Nelson (1940-1985)

American pop-Rock Star ("Hello Mary Lou"; "It's Late"; "Garden Party") and actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey

  • 1941 Jim Mitchum, American actor (Blackout; Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1945 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Maurizio Nichetti, Italian screenwriter, director and actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1948 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • 1951 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show; M*A*S*H; Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Beth Henley, American actress and playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1952 Peter McNab, Canadian ice hockey center (Boston Bruins and 3 other teams) and broadcaster (New Jersey Devils, 1987-95; Colorado Avalanche, 1995-2022), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2022)
  • 1954 David Keith, American actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1954 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Eddie Butler, Welsh rugby union #8 (16 caps; Cambridge University RFC, Pontypool RFC), journalist (The Observer Sport, The Guardian) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Newport, Wales (d. 2022)
  • 1957 Jeff Wincott, Canadian actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1961 David Winning, Canadian film director
  • 1963 Terry Christian, British writer, radio and television presenter, born in Old Trafford, Lancashire, England
  • 1964 Cheryl Richardson, American actress (Jennie-General Hospital), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1964 Melissa Gilbert, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Chris Wolf, American actor and musician (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You")
  • 1974 Jon Tickle, English TV presenter (Brainiac), born in Norwich, England

Jodhi MayJodhi May (47 years old)

1975 British actress (A World Apart; Sister My Sister; The Other Boleyn Girl), born in Camden Town, London, England

  • 1976 Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh pop singer (Steps - "Heartbeat"; "Stomp"), actor, and television personality, born in Llwynypia, Wales
  • 1978 Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer, rapper, and dancer (HOT; JTL), and actor, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1978 Josie Maran, American model, born in Menlo Park, California
  • 1978 Matthew Davis, American actor (Legally Blonde, Vampire Diaries), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1980 Benny Yau, Canadian TV presenter (What's On), born in Hong Kong
  • 1981 Stephen Amell, Canadian actor (Arrow), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1982 Anthony Roth Costanzo, American operatic countertenor (Akhnaten), actor, and educator, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1983 Matt Willis, British pop singer, bassist (Busted), and television personality, born in Tooting, London, England
  • 1983 Vicky McClure, English actress (Line of Duty), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1984 Martin Compston, Scottish actor (Line of Duty), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 1984 Nadine Chandrawinata, Indonesian actress, producer and model (2006 Miss Universe Pageant)
  • 1985 Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress (Kids War)
  • 1987 Aneurin Barnard, Welsh actor (The White Queen), born in Bridgend, Wales
  • 1992 Olivia Culpo, American beauty queen (Miss Universe 2012) and social media influencer, born in Cranston, Rhode Island