Birthdays in Film & Television in 1944

  • Jan 1 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Jan 1 Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager
  • Jan 5 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
  • Jan 6 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 William Sanderson, American actor
  • Jan 12 Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
  • Jan 23 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
  • Jan 24 David Gerrold, [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)
  • Jan 25 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model
  • Jan 29 Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)
  • Feb 1 Leo Burmester, actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 2 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 2 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • Feb 2 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • Feb 3 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
  • Feb 6 Michael Tucker, Balt MD, actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law)
  • Feb 13 Stockard Channing, American actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
  • Feb 14 Alan Parker, English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita)
  • Feb 21 Kitty Winn, actress (Beacon Hill), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 22 E J Peaker, actress (That's Life), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 22 Jonathan Demme, Baldwin NY, actor/director (Caged Heat, Swing Shift)
  • Feb 24 Barry Bostwick, San Mateo Ca, actor (Rocky Horror Show, Megaforce)
  • Feb 24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 25 Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 26 Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
  • Feb 27 Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
  • Feb 28 Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
  • Feb 28 Kelly Bishop, CO, actress (Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn)
  • Feb 29 Phyllis Frelich, Devil's Lake ND, actor (Love is Never Silent)
  • Feb 29 Dennis Farina, actor (Get Shorty, Law & Order, Crime Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Mar 1 Dirk Benedict, Helena Mont, actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica)
  • Mar 1 Roger Daltrey, English rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)
  • Mar 2 Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)
  • Mar 2 Uschi Glas, German actress
  • Mar 5 Paul Sands, comedian/actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • Mar 15 Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
  • Mar 21 Marie-Christine Barrault, actress (Stardust Memories), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad and Jeremy) and actor, born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 24 R. Lee Ermey, American actor
  • Mar 27 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (d. 2008)
  • Mar 28 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)
  • Apr 1 Carol White, England, actress (Daddy's Gone a Hunting)
  • Apr 4 David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  • Apr 4 Craig T. Nelson, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Apr 5 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)
  • Apr 8 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
  • Apr 19 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster
  • Apr 29 Richard Kline, American actor and director
  • Apr 30 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), born in NYC, New York
  • May 4 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • May 5 Jean-Pierre Leaud, actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • May 5 John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)
  • May 5 Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
  • May 5 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • May 6 Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
  • May 7 Sivi Aberg, actress (Batman TV show)
  • May 7 Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Richard O'Sullivan, British actor
  • May 10 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • May 14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England

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May 14 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 15 Gunilla Hutton, Goteborg Sweden, actress (Petticoat Junction)
  • May 16 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • May 19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor
  • May 25 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • May 25 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality
  • May 28 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • May 29 Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • Jun 1 Robert Powell, England, actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets)
  • Jun 4 Michelle Phillips, singer/actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 7 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 8 Don Grady, [Agrati], actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Brigid Bazlen, Wisc, actress (Pam-Too Young to go Steady)
  • Jun 12 Linda Foster, Lancaster England, actress (Doris-Hank)
  • Jun 14 Joe Grifasi, American actor
  • Jun 17 Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)
  • Jun 20 Terry Funk, Hammond Ind, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley)
  • Jun 20 David Roper, English actor
  • Jun 21 Corinna Tsopel, Athens, actress (Man Called Horse)/Miss Universe (64)
  • Jun 22 Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austria, actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • Jun 29 Gary Busey, Goose Creek Tx, actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born)
  • Jul 3 Paul Young, actor (Another Time Another Place)
  • Jul 4 Ray Meagher, Australian actor
  • Jul 8 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 11 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 12 Denise Nicholas, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 15 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jul 15 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
  • Jul 18 Jonelle Allen, American actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 22 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jul 25 Helga I "Mijanou" van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
  • Jul 26 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Frances de la Tour, actress (Bejeweled, Wombling Free)
  • Jul 31 Geraldine Chaplin, actress (Doctor Zhivago, 3 Musketeers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 31 Sherry Lansing, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
  • Aug 7 David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 7 John Glover, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • Aug 8 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • Aug 9 Sam Elliott, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 11 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
  • Aug 12 Donna Michele, playmate (Dec, 1963)/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo)
  • Aug 13 Kevin Tighe, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15 Linda Ellerbee, Bryan Texas, newscaster (Weekend, NBC Overnight)
  • Aug 21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 Lena Tabori, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 24 Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Aug 24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Aug 25 Anthony Heald, New Rochelle NY, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs)
  • Aug 26 Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • Aug 26 Stephen Greif, English actor
  • Aug 27 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)
  • Aug 30 Freek de Jonge, Dutch comedian (Neerlands Hoop)
  • Aug 30 Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
  • Aug 31 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Sep 4 Jennifer Salt, actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 5 Rod Arrants, actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Linda Kaye Henning, Cal, actress (Betty Joe-Petticoat Junction)
  • Sep 6 Swoosie Kurtz, actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 13 [Winifred] Jacqueline Bisset, England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets)
  • Sep 14 Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)
  • Sep 18 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Sep 20 Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin)
  • Sep 21 Fannie Flagg, actress/comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sep 21 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • Sep 24 Diana Körner, German actress

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Sep 25 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Sep 26 Angela Dorian, (Victoria Vetri), SF, playmate (Sep 1967, Year-1968)
  • Sep 26 Anne Robinson, English television host
  • Sep 28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • Sep 29 Torben Jensen, Denmark, actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
  • Oct 4 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • Oct 11 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • Oct 12 Angela Rippon, British television personality
  • Oct 14 Udo Kier, Germany, actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)
  • Oct 16 Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 17 Carol Cole, West Medford Mass, actress (Ellie-Grady)
  • Oct 19 Keith Adrian, [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • Oct 23 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 28 Coluche, [Michel Colucci] France, comedian (My Best Friend's Girl)
  • Oct 28 Dennis Franz, Maywood Ill, actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue)
  • Oct 31 Sally Kirkland, American actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Patrice Chereau, actress (Danton), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 7 Jim Watkins, actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 7 Ken Patera, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 11 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor
  • Nov 16 Charles Jay Hammer, actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light)
  • Nov 16 Joanna Pettit, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England

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Nov 17 Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

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Nov 17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Nov 21 Harold Ramis, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Nov 23 Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
  • Nov 25 Ben Stein, American actor
  • Nov 28 Rita Mae Brown, actress (Long Hot Summer, Slumber Party Massacre)
  • Nov 30 Dian Parkinson, [Dianna Lynn Batts], Camp LeJune NC, Miss USA (1965)
  • Dec 1 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • Dec 2 Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)
  • Dec 5 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
  • Dec 10 Tisha Sterling, actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Dec 11 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • Dec 12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
  • Dec 13 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, English actor
  • Dec 19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • Dec 20 Jean Fergusson, English actress
  • Dec 21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 25 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)
  • Dec 26 Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)