Birthdays in Film & TV on October 5

  • 1878 Louise Dresser [Kerlin], American actress (Maid of Salem), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1901 John Alton [Johann Jacob Altmann], American cinematographer, born in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1902 Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1903 Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Harriet E MacGibbon, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1905 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1911 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1966)
  • 1919 Allen Ludden [Ellsworth], American TV personality and gameshow host (Password), husband of Betty White, born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin (d. 1981)
  • 1919 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), born in Worksop, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Glynis Johns, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; A Little Night Music - "Send In The Clowns"; The Sundowners), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1924 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Gail Davis, American actress (Annie Oakley), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1930 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2011)
  • 1935 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress, born in Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde France
  • 1941 (Patricia) Stephanie Cole, British stage, screen, and radio actress (Waiting for God; Coronation Street, 2011-13), born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England
  • 1943 Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme), born in Belebey, Russia
  • 1948 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1948 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Janear Hines, American actress (Julia - "Roberta"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • 1950 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Karen Allen, American actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers), born in Carrollton, Illinois
  • 1952 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions), born in Liverpool
  • 1952 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor 9My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn), born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • 1952 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host, born in Rome (d. 2007)
  • 1957 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1958 Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, TV presenter and writer, born in New York City
  • 1958 Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), born in Painesville, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1960 Daniel Baldwin, American actor
  • 1962 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1963 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)
  • 1967 Guy Pearce, British-Australian Emmy Award-winning actor (Jack Irish), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
  • 1969 Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]
  • 1970 Josie Bissett, American actress (Melrose Place - "Jane Mancini"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1974 Douglas Emerson, American actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug), born in Glendale, California

Kate WinsletKate Winslet (47 years old)

1975 British actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading, Berkshire, England

  • 1975 Parminder Nagra, English actress, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1975 Scott E Weinger, American actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in New York City, New York
  • 1976 Song Seung-hun, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1978 Morgan Webb, American television presenter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn
  • 1983 Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York
  • 1988 Bobby Edner, American actor, born in Downey, California
  • 1988 Maja Salvador, Filipina actress, born in Aparri, Philippines
  • 1990 Myles Jeffrey, American actor, born in Riverside County, California
  • 1996 Mary Gibbs, American child actress (Monsters, Inc.), born in Pasadena, California