On This Day

May 1936 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Quinn Redeker, American actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless), born in Woodstock, Illinois
  • May 5 Patrick Gowers, British film scores composer (Hamlet), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
  • May 6 Joanna Dunham, English actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood), born in Luton, Bedfordshire (d. 2014)
  • May 9 Albert Finney, English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), born in Salford, England (d. 2019)

Person of interestGlenda Jackson

May 9 Glenda Jackson, English actress (Women in Love), born in Cheshire, England

  • May 9 Terry Drinkwater, American TV newsman (CBS), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1989)
  • May 12 Tom Snyder, American newscaster (The Tomorrow Show, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • May 12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • May 13 Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
  • May 15 Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American singer/actress (Cinderfella), born in Pesaro, Italy
  • May 16 Roy Hudd, English comedian (Blood Beast Terror, Vampire Beast Craves Blood)
  • May 17 Dennis Hopper, American actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2010)
  • May 20 Anthony Zerbe, Cal, actor (Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr Tibbs)
  • May 23 Charles Kimbrough, actor (Murphy Brown)
  • May 27 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 29 Arlene McQuade, American actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York
  • May 30 Keir Dullea, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 30 Ruta Lee, actress (Operation Eichmann, Marjorie Morningstar)