Birthdays in Film & TV on May 9

  • 1843 Isabella "Belle" Boyd, American actress and Confederate spy during US Civil War, born in Martinsburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1844 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders), born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1895 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1901 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), born in Tweedside, New Brunswick (d. 1973)
  • 1912 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1963)
  • 1917 John Arnatt, British actor (A Challenge for Robin Hood, Circumstantial Evidence), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1999)

Mike WallaceMike Wallace (1918-2012)

American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

  • 1919 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), born in Blackheath, London (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer, and "unofficial mayor" of Hollywood (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1929 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Joan Sims, British actress ("Carry on" films, As Time Goes By), born in Laindon, Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Alan Bennett, English playwright and actor (The Madness of King George, The History Boys), born in Armley, Leeds
  • 1935 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), born in Lahoma, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Albert FinneyAlbert Finney (1936-2019)

English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), born in Salford, England

Glenda JacksonGlenda Jackson (86 years old)

1936 English actress (Women in Love), born in Cheshire, England

  • 1936 Terry Drinkwater, American TV newsman (CBS), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1989)
  • 1939 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • 1940 James L Brooks, American Emmy and Academy Award-winning television and film writer, director, and producer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Taxi; Terms of Endearment; Broadcast News; The Tracey Ullman Show), born in, New York City
  • 1946 Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
  • 1947 Anthony Higgins, British actor (A Walk with Love and Death, Something for Everyone), born in East Northamptonshire, England
  • 1950 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • 1951 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
  • 1953 Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
  • 1955 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress (Saving Hope), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1957 Tessa Peake-Jones, British television and film actress (Only Fools and Horses - "Raquel"), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1962 John Corbett, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Chris Stevens"; Sex and the City - "Aidan"; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and country music singer, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1963 Sanja Doležal, Croatian pop singer (Novi fosili), and television personality, born in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
  • 1972 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1973 Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1975 Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor (The Three Stooges; Silicon Valley), and cartoon Voice (Mickey Mouse, 2013-present), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1977 Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • 1979 Rosario Dawson, American actress
  • 1980 Cho Hyeon Jae, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1982 Rachel Boston, American actress
  • 1988 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • 1996 Mary Matilyn Mouser, American child actress