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Last Updated 06-04-2019

🎭Stephen Amell -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1981 N.S.
Actor, Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Arrow (as Oliver Green and Green Arrow), The Flash

🎭🎵Nora Anezeder -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
Actress, Singer, French
TV Shows: Zoo (as Chloe Tousignant)
Movie Titles: Safe House, Manic, The Words, Paris 36

✍⚛🎭Sir David Attenborough -- is 93 in the year 2019 and 94 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1926
Author, Scientist, Naturalist, Environmentalist, TV Host, TV Producer, English

🎭Mark Blankfield -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1950
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Fridays (regular)
Movie Titles: Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Incedible Shrinking Woman

🎭🏆Olivia Culpo -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1992 N.S.
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Model
Misc: Miss USA 2012, Miss Universe 2012

🎭Matthew Davis -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1978
Actor
TV Shows: The Vampire Diaries (as Alaric Saltzman)
Movie Titles: Legally Blonde, Tigerland, Pearl Harbor

📰🎭Krista Errickson -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1964 N.S.
Journalist, Actress, Producer
Misc: retired from acting in 1994
TV Shows: Hello Larry (as Diane)
Movie Titles: Little Darlings, Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again

🎭Elyes Gabel -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1983
Actor, English
TV Shows: Casualty (as Guppy), Scorpion (was Walter O'Brien), Body of Proof, Game of Thrones

🎭Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1964
TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles, comedian Paul's daughter, Sara's sister, Bo Brinkman's ex-wife
TV Shows: The Little House on the Prarie (as Laura Ingalls Wilder), Sweet Justice (as Kate Delacroy)

🎭🎵Gary Glitter -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1940
Stage Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Paul Francis Gadd
Misc: King of Glam Rock mid-1970s; some say b. in 1944
Song Titles: Rock and Roll (Part 2)

🎭Deborah Harmon -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1951 N.S.
TV Actress
TV Shows: The Ted Knight Show, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, Just The Ten Of Us (as Elizabeth Lubbock), M*A*S*H (as various nurses)
Movie Titles: Used Cars, Bachelor Party

🎭🎵Darren Hayes -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1972
Comedian, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: Savage Garden

✍🎭Beth Henley -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1952
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress
Movie Titles: Crimes of the Heart, Miss Firecracker, True Stories, Nobody's Fool

🎭Jonathan Hernandez -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1983
Actor
Movie Titles: The Bucket List, Goal! The Dream Begins, Spanglish, Beverly Hills Cop III

🎭Kam Heskin -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1973
Actress
TV Shows: Sunset Beach, Passions

🎭Salome Jens -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1935
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (as The Female Changeling)
Movie Titles: Green Lantern, Norm of the North, Cats and Dogs, Seconds

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🎭David Keith -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1954
TV/Movie Actor, Director
Movie Titles: An Officer and a Gentleman, Behind Enemy Lines, Daredevil, U-571; Flesh and Blood

🎭Jodhi May -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1975
Actress, Director, English
Movie Titles: The Gambler

🎭Jim Mitchum -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1941
Actor
Names/Places: Robert's son
Movie Titles: Monster, In Harm's Way, Blackout, Moonrunners

🎭Julianne Morris -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1968 N.S.
Actress

🎭Ana Mulvoy-Ten -- is 27 in the year 2019 and 28 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1992 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: House of Anubis

🎭Sean O'Connor -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1985 N.S.
Comedian

🎭Cheryl Richardson -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1964
Soap Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital

🎭Michael E. Rodgers -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1969
Actor, Scotish
Movie Titles: Auto Focus, The Patriot, Gia, Red Rose

🎭Tanya Storm -- b.5/8/????
XXX-rated actress

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🎭Jamie Summers -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1967
XXX-rated actress

🎭🎵Toni Tennille -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1940
TV Talk Show Hostess, Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Montgomery, Al.
Group Names: The Captain and Tennille
TV Shows: The Captain and Tennille (1976-1977)

🎭Raoul Max Trujillo -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1955 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Mayans M.C.

🎭Sapan Verma -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
Comedian, India

🎭Ethan Wacker -- is 17 in the year 2019 and 18 in the year 2020; b.5/8/2002 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Stinky and Dirty Show, Bizzardvark, Miles From Tomorrowland

🎭🏆Jennifer Walcott -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1977
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 2001

🎭Julia Whelan -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1984
Actress
TV Shows: Once and Again (as Grace Manning)

🎭Jeff Wincott -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1956
Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Night Heat (as Det. Frank Giambone)
Movie Titles: Unstoppable, The Invasion, Prom Night

🎭🎵Chris Wolf -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1971
Actor, Musician
Movie Titles: Harvard Man, Whipping Boy

🎭John Archer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1915 d.12/5/1999 (84)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: Anne's dad
Misc: Radio announcer who introduced "The Shadow"

🎭Lex Barker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1919 d.5/11/1973 (54)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.
Movie Titles: Tarzan (series 1949-53)

🎨🎭Saul Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1920 d.4/25/1996 (75)
Animator, Producer/Director, American
Misc: pioneered a revolution in feature film credits sequences, incorporating innovative graphic design and animation.

🎭Arthur Q. Bryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1900 d.11/30/1959 (59)
TV/Radio Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Elmer Fudd voicist
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly, Major Hoople

🎨🎭Bob Clampett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 N.S. d.5/2/1984 N.S. (70)
Animator, Producer/Director, Puppeteer
Misc: created Beany & Cecil, Tweety, Porky Pig, & Bugs Bunny
TV Shows: Time for Beany, Beany and Cecil

🎭Robert Dix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1935 N.S. d.8/6/2018 N.S. (83)
Actor

🎭Fernandel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1903 d.2/26/1971 (67)
Movie Actor, Comedian, French
Names/Places: RN:Fernand Joseph Desire Contandin

🎭Stephen Furst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1954 N.S. d.6/16/2017 N.S. (63)
Actor
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Elliot Axelrod), Delta House (as Flounder), Babylon 5 (as Vir)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House, The Dream Team

🎭🎵Russell Hunting -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1864 d.2/20/1943 (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: a comic entertainer, a pioneer sound recordist, and an influential figure in the early years of the recording music industry.

🎭Sid James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 d.4/26/1976 (62)
Actor

🎭🏆🥊Sonny Liston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1932 d.12/30/1970 (38)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer
Misc: heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64)

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🎭🎵Ricky Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.12/31/1985 (45)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Teaneck, NJ; Ozzie & Harriet's son, David's brother, Tracy's dad, Kris Harmon's husband; RN:Eric Hilliard Nelson
Song Titles: A Teenager's Romance, I'm Walkin', Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Believe What You Say, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, Never Be Anyone Else But You, Travelin' Man, Hello Mary Lou, Teen Age Idol, It's Up To You, For You, Garden Party
Album Titles: Ricky, Ricky Nelson, Rick is 21, Garden Party
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as himself)

🎭Don Rickles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1926 N.S. d.4/6/2017 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Long Island, NY
Misc: Roast telecasts fave
TV Shows: The Don Rickles Shows, CPO Sharkey (as CPO Otto Sharkey), Foulups-Bleeps-and Blunders, Daddy Dearest (as Al Mitchell)
Movie Titles: Toy Story (as Mr. Potato Head)

🎭Roberto Rossellini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1906 d.6/4/1977 (71)
Movie Director, Italian
Names/Places: Ingrid Bergman's ex-
Misc: d. June 3?

✍⛪🎭Bishop Fulton J. Sheen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1895 d.12/9/1979 (84)
Author, Religious Leader, Roman Catholic, Priest, TV Host
Names/Places: RFN:Peter
TV Shows: Life Is Worth Living, The Bishop Sheen Program

🎭Reid Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1949 d.10/16/2001 N.S. (52)
Actor
TV Shows: Chase, The Chisholms

🎭Robert Todd Storz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/13/1964 (39)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Top 40 Radio Format.

🎭🎵Miyoshi Umeki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1929 d.8/28/2007 (78)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer, Japanese
TV Shows: Courtship of Eddie's Father (as Mrs. Livingston), Arthur Godfrey
Movie Titles: Sayonara

🎭🎵Eddy Arnold -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1918 d.5/8/2008 (89)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, TX; RFMN:Richard Edward; NN:The Tennessee Plawboy and The Country Crosby
TV Shows: The Eddy Arnold Show

✍🎭John Barbour -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1929 d.5/8/2004 (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedian, TV Host, TV Producer, Canadian
TV Shows: Real People

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🎭Alan Baxter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1908 d.5/8/1976 (67)
Actor

💰🎭Neil Bogart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1943 d.5/8/1982 (39)
Executive, Producer
Misc: Casablanca & Boardwalk President who guided Donna Summer and the Village People, among others, to success

🎭Sir Dirk Bogarde -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1920 d.5/8/1999 (79)
Movie Actor, Movie Director, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven Van Den Bogaerde
Misc: some say b. 1921

🎭X Brands -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1927 d.5/8/2000 (72)
Actor
Names/Places: FN:Jay
TV Shows: Yancy Derringer (as Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah)

🎭Ronnie Brody -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1918 d.5/8/1991 (72)
Actor, British
Misc: d. May 9?

🎭Jeanne Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1928 d.5/8/2013 (84)
Soap Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Corbin Bernsen's mother
TV Shows: Young & the Restless (as Katherine Kay Chancellor-Sterling)

🎭Richard Derr -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1918 d.5/8/1992 (73)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor

🎭Franklyn Dyall -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1870 N.S. d.5/8/1950 N.S. (80)
Actor, English

🎭Alan Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1892 N.S. d.5/8/1954 N.S. (61)
Movie Actor

🎭James Fairfax -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1897 d.5/8/1961 (63)
Actor
TV Shows: Ramar of the Jungle, Gale Storm Show (as Cedric)

✍🎭Bryan Forbes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1926 d.5/8/2013 (86)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: Stepford Wives

⚛🎭Jim Fowler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1930 N.S. d.5/8/2019 N.S. (89)
Naturalist, Zoologist, TV Host
TV Shows: Wild Kingdom (assistant, host in 1985)

🎭William Fox -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.5/8/1952 (73)
Movie Producer, Hungarian
Misc: founder of the Fox Film Corp.

🎭Vera Gordon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1886 d.5/8/1948 (61)
Actress, Russian

🎭Dorothy Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1920 d.5/8/2008 (88)
Actress
TV Shows: Tammy

🎭Steven Keats -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1945 d.5/8/1994 (49)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor

✍🎭Joseph Kramm -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1907 d.5/8/1991 (83)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Director

🎭Margaret Lindsay -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1910 d.5/8/1981 (70) or 5/9/1981 (70)
Actress

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🎭Nancy Malone -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1935 d.5/8/2014 (79)
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Guardian, Naked City (as Liberty), The Long Hot Summer (as Clara)

🎭🎵Alwin Nikolais -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1910 d.5/8/1993 (82)
Choreographer, Dancer, Composer, Pianist

🎭Barbara Payton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1927 d.5/8/1967 (39)
Actress

🎭George Peppard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1928 d.5/8/1994 (65)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; 2x Elizabeth Ashley's hubby
TV Shows: Dynasty (pilot episode), Banacek (as Thomas Banacek), Dr.'s Hospital, The A-Team (as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith)
Movie Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's

🎭Dana Plato -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1964 d.5/8/1999 (34)
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Maywood, CA
TV Shows: Diff'rent Strokes (as Kimberly Drummond)

💰🎭Erich Pommer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1889 d.5/8/1966 (76)
Executive, Movie Producer, German

🎭Perdigão Queiroga -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1916 N.S. d.5/8/1980 N.S. (63)
Producer/Director, Portuguese

✍🎭Elmer Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1892 d.5/8/1967 (74)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Producer
Names/Places: RMLN:Leopold Reizenstein

🎭William Schallert -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1922 d.5/8/2016 N.S. (93)
Actor
Misc: guested on many series TV shows
TV Shows: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Mr. Leander Pomfritt), Patty Duke Show (as Martin Lane), Nancy Walker Show, Hardy Boys (as Carson Drew), Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Carson Drew), Little Women, Ike, New Gidget (as Russ Lawrence), Torkelsons (as Wesley Hodges)
Movie Titles: Innerspace, In the Heat of the Night (1967)

🎭Paul J. Steenbergen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1907 d.5/8/1989 (82)
Actor, Director

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🎭Dolph Sweet -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1920 d.5/8/1985 (64)
Actor
TV Shows: Edge of Night, Another World, Gimme a Break (as Chief Carl Kanisky)

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