On This Day

May 1923 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 4 Eric Sykes, British radio, stage and television comedy writer, actor and director (Goon Show; Sykes and A...), born in Oldham, Lancahsire, England (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), born in Faridpur, East Bengal (d. 2018)
  • May 5 Godfrey Quigley, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney), born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1994)
  • May 6 Elizabeth Sellars, Scottish actress (Chalk Garden, A Voyage Round My Father), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 9 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer, and "unofficial mayor" of Hollywood (d. 2008)
  • May 15 Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), born in Indore, British India (d. 2003)
  • May 18 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • May 20 Edith Fellows, American actress (Pennies From Heaven, She Married Her Boss), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • May 24 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1986)
  • May 24 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • May 26 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)
  • May 26 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • May 26 Roy Dotrice, British actor (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Amadeus) and narrator (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands (d. 2017)
  • May 27 Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • May 30 James "Jimmy" Lydon, American actor (Twice Blessed, Life with Father), born in Harrington Park, New Jersey

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

May 17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich