Birthdays in Film & Television in 1915

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  • Jan 9 Anita Louise, American actress (My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")
  • Jan 21 Alan Hewitt, American actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Jan 26 William Hopper, American actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 30 Dorothy Dell, actor (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel)
  • Feb 4 William Talman, actor (Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 7 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • Feb 9 Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
  • Feb 12 Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
  • Feb 13 Lyle Betther, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • Feb 18 Phyllis Calvert, Chelsea, English actress (The Man in Grey), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • Feb 20 Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
  • Feb 21 Ann Sheridan, Denton Texas, actress (Dodge City, Another World)
  • Feb 22 Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 23 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • Feb 28 Zero "Samuel" Mostel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 2 Lona Andre, actress (Case of Baby Sitter)
  • Mar 8 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (d. 1979)
  • Mar 15 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ward, Glenside Pa, actor (Beacon Hill)
  • Mar 22 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 24 Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
  • Mar 31 Henry Morgan, American comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 7 Stanley Adams, American actor (d. 1977)

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Apr 10 Harry Morgan, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 16 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer
  • Apr 21 Anthony Quinn, Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • Apr 22 Dick Dudley, American TV host (Village Barn), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2000)
  • May 2 Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)
  • May 3 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Curt Conway, actor (Raw Deal), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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May 6 Orson Welles [George], American actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1985)

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • May 8 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
  • May 10 Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J. Cohen], singer, impressionist and actor
  • May 15 Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)
  • May 20 Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)
  • May 26 Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
  • May 27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
  • Jun 1 John Randolph, American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 3 Iris Meredith, actress (Son of Davy Crockett), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Jun 17 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Jun 23 Dennis Price, Twyford England, actor (Adventurers, Millionairess)
  • Jun 24 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • Jun 25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 17 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 2 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 15 Signe Hasso, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 19 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 21 Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], actor (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 22 Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
  • Aug 24 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint) (d. 1990)

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Aug 29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • Sep 2 Meinhardt Raabe, actor, notable as Munchkin Coroner on The Wizard of Oz
  • Sep 4 Dick Thomas, TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 8 Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 10 Edmond O'Brien, American actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 11 Athena Lorde, NY, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek)
  • Sep 14 Douglas Kennedy, NY, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold)
  • Sep 15 John Conte, Plamer Mass, actor (Mantovani)
  • Sep 15 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • Sep 19 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
  • Sep 22 Arthur Lowe, Hayfield England, actor (Captain Mainwaring-Dad's Army)
  • Sep 24 Larry Gates, actor (Guiding Light, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sep 29 Ann Nagel, actress (Don Winslow of the Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)
  • Oct 3 Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 13 Cornel Wilde, American actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 19 Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
  • Nov 1 Michael Denison, York England, actor (Importance of Being Ernest)
  • Nov 2 Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster
  • Nov 23 Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], actress (Isle of Dead), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 23 John Dehner, [Forkum], actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Nov 26 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 26 Herbert Joeks, [Herbert J van Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo)
  • Nov 27 Caro van Eyck, [Gerarda JE Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (Medea)
  • Dec 4 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Dec 5 Margaret Hayes, Balt Md, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents)
  • Dec 7 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door), born in Brooklyn New York, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 8 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • Dec 11 Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)

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Dec 12 Frank Sinatra, American singer (Strangers in the Night, My Way) and actor (From Here to Eternity) known as 'old blue eyes', born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1998)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Dec 13 Mark Stevens, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 13 Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • Dec 14 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • Dec 25 Nora Dunfee, actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil)
  • Dec 27 Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress (Queen of the Jungle)