Today's Birthdays in Film & TV History

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1875 D.W. Griffith, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in LaGrange, Kentucky (d. 1948)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1875 Thomas W Ross, actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm)
  • 1878 Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)
  • 1882 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
  • 1893 Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
  • 1894 Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
  • 1906 Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Ann Sothern, [Harriette Lake], ND, actress (Lady in a Cage)
  • 1918 Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22]
  • 1920 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • 1923 Diana Douglas, actress (The Cowboys), born in Devonshire Bermuda (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Piper Laurie, [Rosetta Jacobs], actress (Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1934 Bill Bixby, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1935 Seymour Cassel, actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940 John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express)
  • 1943 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress
  • 1945 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • 1946 Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22]
  • 1948 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1952 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • 1954 Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • 1955 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • 1957 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1959 Linda Blair, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1960 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist/actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1962 Robert Mailhouse, actor (Brian-Days of our Life), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1962 Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor
  • 1964 Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
  • 1965 Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
  • 1965 Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress
  • 1967 Manabu Nakanishi, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1969 Olivia d'Abo, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born London, England
  • 1969 Christina Marie Leardini, playmate (Apr, 1991), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1970 Brian Gaskill, actor (David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children)
  • 1971 Jennifer Christine Joseph, Wendover Nev, Miss America-Nevada (1996)
  • 1972 Gabriel Macht, American actor
  • 1972 Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1976 Balthazar Getty, actor (Young Guns 2, Lord of the Flies)
  • 1979 Melanie Winiger, Miss Switzerland Universe (1997)
  • 1980 Christopher Masterson, American actor
  • 1981 Beverley Mitchell, American actress
  • 1982 Kevin Sheridan, actor (Soul Man)
  • 1984 Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1986 Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
  • 1986 Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor, reality television personality (d. 2006)
  • 2179 Hikaru Walter Sulu, SF, California (character on Star Trek)