In MEMORY of PHIL SILVERS on his BIRTHDAY - Born Phil Silvers, American entertainer and comedic actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah". His career as a professional entertainer spanned nearly sixty years. Silvers achieved major popularity when he starred in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army post in which he played Master Sergeant Ernest (Ernie) Bilko. May 11, 1911 - Nov 1, 1985 (natural causes)
In MEMORY of NATASHA RICHARDSON on her BIRTHDAY - Born Natasha Jane Richardson, English actress of stage and screen. A member of the Redgrave family, Richardson was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson, and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. May 11, 1963 - Mar 18, 2009 (injuries from a skiing accident)
In MEMORY of DENVER PYLE on his BIRTHDAY - Born Denver Dell Pyle, American film and television actor and director. He was well known for a number of TV roles from the 1960s through the 1980s, including his portrayal of Briscoe Darling Jr. in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, as Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard during 1979–1985, as Mad Jack in the NBC television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams May 11, 1920 - Dec 25, 1997 (lung cancer)
In MEMORY of CORY MONTEITH on his BIRTHDAY - Born Cory Allan Michael Monteith, Canadian actor and musician best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee. As an actor based in British Columbia, Monteith had minor roles on television series before being cast on Glee. During his success on the show, he also acted in films. Monteith's film work included Monte Carlo and a starring role in Sisters & Brothers (both 2011). May 11, 1982 - Jul 13, 2013 (alcohol/heroin…
In MEMORY of DOUG MCCLURE on his BIRTHDAY - Born Douglas Osborne McClure, American actor whose career in film and television extended from the 1950s to the 1990s. He is best known for his role as the cowboy Trampas during the entire run from 1962 to 1971 of the series The Virginian, loosely based on the Owen Wister novel. May 11, 1935 - Feb 5, 1995 (lung cancer)
In MEMORY of FOSTER BROOKS on his BIRTHDAY - Born Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian best known for his portrayal of a lovable drunk in nightclub performances and television programs. May 11, 1912 - Dec 20, 2001 (heart failure)
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to AUSTIN O ' BRIEN!! 5/11/21 Born Austin Taylor O'Brien, American actor and photographer. He is known for playing the co-lead Danny Madigan in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero, followed by his turn into romance as Nick Zsigmond in My Girl 2, a part in both The Lawnmower Man and its sequel, and as Josh Greene in the CBS drama Promised Land.
HAPPY 57th BIRTHDAY to TIM BLAKE NELSON!! 5/11/21 Born Timothy Blake Nelson, American actor, writer, and director. His most famous roles include Delmar O'Donnell in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Dr. Pendanski in Holes (2003), Daniel "Danny" Dalton Jr. in Syriana (2005), Dr. Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk (2008), Richard Schell in Lincoln (2012), Buster Scruggs in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), and Wade Tillman / Looking Glass in the HBO series Watchmen (2019)
HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY to ERIC BURDON!! 5/11/21 Born Eric Victor Burdon, English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously the vocalist of rock band The Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion's most distinctive singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice. He is also known for his aggressive stage performances.
HAPPY 94th BIRTHDAY to MORT SAHL!! 5/11/21 Born Morton Lyon Sahl, American comedian, actor, and social satirist, considered the first modern stand-up comedian since Will Rogers. Sahl pioneered a style of social satire which pokes fun at political and current event topics using improvised monologues and only a newspaper as a prop.
In MEMORY of NANCY WALKER on her BIRTHDAY - Born Anna Myrtle Swoyer, American actress and comedian of stage, screen, and television. She was also a film and television director (such as of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she also made several guest appearances). May 10, 1922 - Mar 25, 1992 (lung cancer)
In MEMORY of PAT SUMMERALL on his BIRTHDAY - Born George Allen Summerall, American football player and television sportscaster who worked for CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he announced major golf and tennis events. Summerall announced 16 Super Bowls on network television (more than anyone else), 26 Masters Tournaments, and 21 US Opens. He contributed to 10 Super Bowl broadcasts on CBS Radio as a pregame host or analyst. May 10, 1930 - Apr 16, 2013 (cardiac arrest)
In MEMORY of SID VICIOUS on his BIRTHDAY - Born Simon John Ritchie, English musician best known as the bassist for the English punk rock band, Sex Pistols. Vicious replaced Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the other members of the group. May 10, 1957 - Feb 2, 1979 (heroin overdose)