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Last Updated 12-05-2019

🎭Sasha Alexander -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1975
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Dawson's Creek (as Gretchen Witter), Navy NCIS (as Agent Caitlin Todd), Shameless, Rissoli and Isles (as Dr. Maura Isles)

🎭Rochelle Aytes -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1976
TV Shows: Mistresses (as April Malloy)
Movie Titles: White Chicks

🎭Cameron Bancroft -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1967
Actor, Stuntman
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Joe Bradley), Cedar Cove (as Will Jeffers)
Movie Titles: The Beachcombers, Code Name: Eternity, Simple Things

🎭Joan Blackman -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1938 N.S.
Misc: retired from acting in 1990
TV Shows: Peyton Place, The Castle of Adventure
Movie Titles: Kid Galahad, Shivers, Visit to a Small Planet, Blue Hawaii

🎭Samantha Browne-Walters -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1991
Misc: retired from acting in 2003
TV Shows: Life With Bonnie (as Samantha Molloy)

🎭🎵Kandi Burruss -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1976
Actress, Personality, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Xscape

🎭💻Ross Butler -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1990 N.S.
Actor, Internet Video Actor, Singaporian
TV Shows: K.C. Undercover, 13 Reasons Why (as Zach Dempsey)

🎭Don Dolan -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1936
Movie Titles: The Philadelphia Experiment, Real Men, Shrunken Heads

🎭David Eigenberg -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1964
TV Shows: Sex and the City (as Steve Brady), Chicago Fire (as Christopher Herrmann also in Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med)
Movie Titles: Sex and the City (series)

🎭Adel Eman -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1940 N.S.
Actor, Egyptian

🎭Craig Ferguson -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1962 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Drew Carey Show (as Nigel Wick), The Late Late Show (host)

🎭Ayda Field -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1979
Names/Places: RN: Ayda Sabahat Evecan
TV Shows: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Back to You
Movie Titles: Austenland, Strange Wilderness

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🎭Kat Foster -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1978
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: 'Til Death (as Steph Woodcock)

🎭Jay Anthony Franke -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1972
TV Shows: California Dreams (as Jake Sommers)

🎭Simon Fuller -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1960 N.S.
TV Producer
TV Shows: American Idol

🎭Peter Gerety -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1940
TV Shows: Homicide (as Detective Stuart Gharty)
Movie Titles: Inside Man, K-PAX, War of the Worlds, Changeling

🎭Ginger Gonzaga -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1983
Movie Titles: The Morning After, Ted, Someone Marry Barry, Splitting Hairs

🎭Jay Harik -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1960
Actor, Lebanese
Movie Titles: Accepted, American Dreamz, Nobody's Shalom, Live from Baghdad

🎭Hill Harper -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1966
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Live Shot (as Tommy Greer), CSI: NY (as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes)
Movie Titles: He Got Game, The Skulls, Concussion

🎭Aisha Henderson -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974

🎭🎵🎸Joshua Homme -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1973
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Eagles of Death Metal, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age

🎭🎵Derek Hough -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1985
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, American
TV Shows: Nashville (as Noah West)

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🎭Fiona Hutchison -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1960
Actress, Ballet Dancer
Movie Titles: American Gothic

🎭John Iles -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1954
Actor, English
TV Shows: The Bill (as D.S. Mike Dashwood)

🎭🎵Jordan Knight -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: NN:N; RFN:Nathaniel Marcel
Misc: some say b. in 1971
Group Names: New Kids on the Block, soloist

🎭Josh Kramer -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1956
Entertainment Figure

🎭🎵Jerry Lanning -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1943
Actor, Singer

🎭Justin Martin -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1994
Movie Titles: Flight, Soloist, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The Express

🎭Tahj Mowry -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Baby Daddy (as Tucker Dobbs), Kim Possible (as Wade Load), Smart Guy (as T.J. Henderson)
Movie Titles: Seventeen Again

🎭Ryan Ochoa -- is 23 in the year 2019 and 24 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1996 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: iCarly (as Chuck Carly), Pair of Kings
Movie Titles: Astro Boy

🎭Nathalie Paulding -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1985
Movie Titles: Bully, The Life Before Her Eyes, Bringing Rain

🎭Bobby Porter -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1952
Actor, Stuntman
Misc: midget stunt double
TV Shows: Quark (as Andy the Robot), Malcolm in the Middle (stunt coordiator)
Movie Titles: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jumanji

🎭Sendhil Ramamurthy -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Heroes (as Mohinder Suresh also on Heroes Reborn), Beauty and the Beast (as Gabe Lowen)
Movie Titles: Shor in the City

🎭Leven Rambin -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1990
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Grey's Anatomy, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, True Detective (as Athena Bezzerides)
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Chasing Mavericks

🎭Nikki Reed -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1988
TV Shows: Sleepy Hollow (as Betsy Ross)
Movie Titles: Thirteen, Twilight (series)

🎭Erin Richards -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1986
Actress, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Gotham (as Barbara Kean)
Movie Titles: The Quiet Ones, Open Grave

🎭Honey Rose -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1989 N.S.
Actress, India

🎭Bob Saget -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1956
TV Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
TV Shows: Full House (as Danny Tanner also on Fuller House), America's Funniest Home Videos, How I Met Your Mother (as Older Ted Mosby), 1 vs 100 (host)
Movie Titles: Entourage (as himself), Madagascar

🎭Armand Schultz -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1959
Movie Titles: Burn After Reading, Salt, Vanilla Sky, Cold Souls
Video Games: Star Wars: The Old Republic -Rise of the Hutt Cartel

✍🎭Yôko Shimada -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1953
Author, Actress, Japanese
TV Shows: Shogun

🎭Goddess Sondra -- b.5/17/????
XXX-rated actress

🎭Bruce Thomas -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1961
TV Shows: Kyle XY
Movie Titles: Army of Darkness, Legally Blonde, Hall Pass

🎭🏆Karrueche Tran -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1988 N.S.
Actress, Model

🎭Paige Turco -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1965
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: The 100 (As Dr. Abigail Griffin), The Game Plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as April O'Neil), American Gothic (as Gail Emory), Party of Five (as Annie Mott), NYPD Blue (as Officer Abby Sullivan)
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (series)

🎭Marlene Willoughby -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1948
XXX-rated actress

✍🎭🎵Howard Ashman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1951 d.3/14/1991 (39)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Lyricist, Gay
Movie Titles: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast

🎭Alice Backes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.3/15/2007 (83)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Bachelor Father (as Vickie)

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🎭Jason Bernard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 d.10/18/1996 (58)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Cagney and Lacey (as Deputy Inspector Marquette), Herman's Head (as Mr. Bracken)
Movie Titles: While You Were Sleeping, All of Me

🎭Paolo Bortoluzzi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 d.10/16/1993 (55)
Actor, Choreographer, Ballet Dancer, Italian

🎭🎵Penny De Haven -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1948 d.2/23/2014 N.S. (65)
Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Penny Starr

🎭Ruth Donnelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1896 d.11/17/1982 (86)
Movie Actress

🎭Jean Gabin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1904 d.11/15/1976
Movie Actor, French
Names/Places: RN:Jean-Alexis Moncourge

🎭Ralf Harolde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1899 d.11/1/1974 (75)

🎭Dennis Hopper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1936 d.5/29/2010 (74)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Dodge City, KS; Michelle Gilliam (Phillip)'s hubby for eight days
Movie Titles: Rebel Without a Cause, True Grit, Black Widow, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Easy Rider, Speed, EDtv, Knockaround Guys

✍🎭Mary Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/24/1991 (73)
Author, TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Love That Bob (as Ruth Helm)

🎭Andrew Craddock Lyles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/27/2013 (95)
Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka "A.C."

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🎭Alfredo Mayo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.5/19/1985 (74)
Actor, Spanish

🎭Horace McMahon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1907 d.8/17/1971 (64)
Names/Places: RLN:MacMahon
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Captain Willis), Danny Thomas Show (as Horace), Naked City (as Lt. Mike Parker), Jackie Gleason Show

🎭Maureen O'Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.6/22/1998 (87)
Movie Actress, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Boyle; Mia Farrow's mom, John Farrow's wife
Movie Titles: Tarzan (movie series as Jane)

🎭Bill Paxton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1955 d.2/25/2017 N.S. (61)
Actor, Producer/Director
Song Titles: Fish Heads (video)
TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as John Garrett), Training Day (as Det. Frank Rourke)
Movie Titles: Aliens, Edge of Tomorrow, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, Mighty Joe Young, A Simple Plan, U-571, Thunderbirds To The Rescue

🎭Gordon Polk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.6/9/1960 (37)

✍🎭Dennis Potter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1935 d.6/7/1994 (59)
Author, Screenwriter, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Pennies From Heaven (TV mini-series), The Singing Detective (screenwriter)

🎭Magda Schneider -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1909 d.7/30/1996 (87)

🎭Conway Tearle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1878 d.10/1/1938 (60)
Movie Actor

📰🎭🎵Grant Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.10/19/1991 (79)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Grand Ole Opry announcer for half-a-century

✍📰🎭Harriet Van Horne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1920 d.1/15/1998 (77)
TV Critic, Columnist, Panelist
TV Shows: Leave It to The Girls

🎭Roger Bower -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1903 d.5/17/1979 (76)
Game Show Host, Director
Misc: 1930s radio director

🎭Charles Braswell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.5/17/1974 (49)

✍🎭🎵Abe Burrows -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1910 d.5/17/1985 (74)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Panelist, Composer
Names/Places: NN: The Bald Headed Baritone from Brooklyn
Misc: quiz shows, stage: Guys and Dolls

🎭Bruce Fairbairn -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1947 d.5/17/1999 (52)
Actor, Producer

🎭Cy Feuer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1911 d.5/17/2006 (95)
Stage Producer/Director
Misc: A Chorus Line

🎭George Funston -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.5/17/1992 (81)
Radio Executive
Misc: executive and president of NYSE

🎭🎵Frank Gallop -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1900 d.5/17/1988 (87)
Actor, Announcer, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: The Ballad of Irving
TV Shows: Buick Circus Hour (ringmaster), Perry Como Show, Kraft Television Shows

🎭Frank Gorshin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1934 d.5/17/2005 (71)
Actor, Comedian, Impressionist
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh
TV Shows: Batman (as The Riddler)

🎭Preston Hedgepeth -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1984 d.5/17/1996 (12)

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🎭Robert E. "Wheezer" Hutchins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1925 N.S. d.5/17/1945 N.S. (20)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang

🎭Henry Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1912 d.5/17/1999 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: The Girl with Something Extra, Phyllis (as Judge Jonathan Dexter), Falcon Crest (as R. Riley Wicker), Kate Loves a Mystery, Alfred Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Bonanza, Gunsmoke

🎭Montague Love -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1877 d.5/17/1943 (66)
Movie Actor, English

⛪🎭🎵Tony Randall -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1920 d.5/17/2004 (84)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, Okla.; RN:Leonard Rosenberg; Florence's hubby
TV Shows: One Man's Family (as Mac, Mr. Peepers' Harvey Weskit), The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger), Tony Randall Show (as Judge Walter Franklin), Love-Sydney (as Sidney Shorr)

🎨⛪🎭🎵Donna Summer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1948 d.5/17/2012 (63)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Baptist, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Disco Singer
Names/Places: Bruce Sudano's wife, b. in Boston; RN:LaDonna Andrea Gaines; NN:The Queen of Disco
Misc: novelty song about her: Donna Summer On The Radio
Song Titles: Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Heaven Knows, I Feel Love, Bad Girls, MacArthur Park, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough with Barbra Streisand), On The Radio, Sunset People, The Wanderer, Dim All The Lights, She Works Hard for the Money, Love is in Control, Dinner With Gershwin, This Time I Know It's For Real
Album Titles: Live and More, Love to Love You Baby, I Remember Yesterday, Bad Girls, The Wanderer, She Works Hard for the Money
Movie Titles: Thank God It's Friday

🎭June Whitley Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1917 d.5/17/2004 (86)

🎭Robert Webber -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1924 d.5/17/1989 (64)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1928
TV Shows: Moonlighting (as Alex), 79 Park Avenue

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