On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on November 5

  • 1895 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Forrest Lewis, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Monster of Piedras Blancas), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • 1913 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1913 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1927 Bob Abernethy, American journalist and newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1933 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Victor Argo, American actor, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Dick Davalos, American actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935 Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novelist (Confessions), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 Chris Robinson, America actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1940 Elke Sommer [Elke Schletz], German actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1941 Patricia Harty, American actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York

  • 1943 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 1955 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1958 Robert Patrick, American actor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), born in Marietta, Georgia

Person of interestTilda Swinton

1960 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton
  • 1961 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1963 Andrea McArdle, American actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Tatum O'Neal, American actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings; ex-wife of John McEnroe), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress (The Blacklist: Redemption), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1967 Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress (Scrubs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • 1968 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress (A Walk in the Clouds), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • 1969 Jennifer Guthrie, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1970 Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress (Mel-EastEnders), born in Ilford, London
  • 1971 Corin Nemec, American actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1971 Dana Jacobson, American TV host (ESPN's First Take), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1973 Daniella Westbrook, English actress (Sam Mitchell-EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London
  • 1980 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen, born in Seville, Spain
  • 1983 Andrew Hayden-Smith, English TV presenter and actor, born in Gateshead, England