On This Day

May 1924 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • May 3 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon; Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • May 3 Jane Morgan [Florence Currier], American singer ("The Day The Rains Came"; "Fascination"), stage and television actress, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • May 7 Albert Band, American film director, born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • May 9 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)

Tony Hancock

May 12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

  • May 15 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2010)
  • May 18 Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • May 18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress (Carrie; Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • May 22 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), born in Pekin, Illinois (d. 1993)