Today's Birthdays in Film & TV History

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  • 1861 Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
  • 1874 Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
  • 1889 Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)
  • 1889 Isabel Randolph, IL, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)
  • 1909 Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
  • 1915 Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
  • 1920 Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
  • 1921 Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
  • 1923 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Maurice Binder, photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Dena Dietrich, American actress
  • 1930 Ronnie Corbett, comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Horst Buchholz, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1934 Victor French, actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1934 Wink Martindale, Jackson Tn, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This)
  • 1937 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938 Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank)
  • 1941 Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
  • 1942 Gemma Jones, English actress
  • 1943 Patti Chandler, California, actress (Bikini Beach)
  • 1949 Jeff Bridges, actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
  • 1950 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host
  • 1950 Karel van de Graf, Dutch TV host
  • 1951 Patricia Wettig, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1954 Tony Todd, American actor and producer
  • 1964 Marisa Tomei, American actress (My Cousin Vinny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Jonathan Goldstein, American actor
  • 1965 Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director
  • 1966 Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
  • 1966 Chris Shepherd, English film director
  • 1970 Kevin Sussman, American actor (Ugly Betty, The Big Bang Theory), born in New York City
  • 1970 Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler
  • 1972 Nikki Tyler, American actress

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1973 Tyra Banks, Inglewood, California, model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

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  • 1977 Emily Ballard, Miss Washington Teen USA (1996)
  • 1984 Brooke Adams, American model
  • 1984 Lindsay Felton, American actress
  • 1984 Lauren London, American actress