Today's Birthdays in Film & TV History

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  • 1834 Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
  • 1878 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)
  • 1884 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
  • 1888 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • 1890 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
  • 1896 Ernst Udet, WWI pilot and film actor, Luftwaffe officer (d. 1941)
  • 1897 Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
  • 1898 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • 1899 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, TX, actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)
  • 1900 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1900 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • 1903 Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • 1905 Denis O'Dea, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1905 Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
  • 1914 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • 1916 Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
  • 1922 Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1924 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • 1927 Anne McLaren, biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
  • 1927 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • 1930 Derek Waring, actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
  • 1932 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1933 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • 1947 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • 1949 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1956 Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
  • 1958 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
  • 1961 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1962 Michael Damian, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young & Restless), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
  • 1963 Michael Damian, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)

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1963 Jet Li, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed), born in Beijing, China

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
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Jet Li
  • 1964 Tod Bass, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Kevin James, American comedian
  • 1967 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
  • 1967 Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • 1970 Melania Trump, Slovenian model
  • 1973 Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
  • 1973 Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
  • 1974 Ivana Milicevic, Croatian-American actress
  • 1974 Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
  • 1975 Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)
  • 1977 Jason Earles, American actor
  • 1977 Tom Welling, American actor
  • 1979 Sean Fox, actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
  • 1980 Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
  • 1980 Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Channing Tatum, American actor
  • 1984 Ryan O'Donohue, Pomona Ca, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)
  • 1987 Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15