Directors in History (Part 2)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 597

  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1901-09-18 Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn)
  • 1901-09-25 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1901-10-03 Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1901-10-05 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director
  • 1902-02-19 Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
  • 1902-03-07 Heinz Ruehmann, German actor/director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
  • 1902-05-10 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, actor/director (Curiosity Kills), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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1902-08-22 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1903-01-04 Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
  • 1903-06-10 Theo Lingen, German director/actor (M, Charm of La Boheme) [or Jun 19]
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1904-02-27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
  • 1904-03-07 Willy Forst, Austria actor/director (Vienna Blood)
  • 1904-04-17 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • 1904-09-04 Maudet Christian-Jacques, film director
  • 1904-11-30 Philip Burton, Welsh director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, born in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire
  • 1905-04-26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • 1905-05-29 Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
  • 1905-09-17 Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director/screen writer/producer (Red Shoes)
  • 1905-12-05 Otto Preminger, Austrian director/producer (Laura, Exodus)
  • 1905-12-09 Dalton Trumbo, American writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1905-12-17 Joseph Heifitz, film director
  • 1906-06-04 Richard Whorf, actor/director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame)
  • 1906-07-16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1906-08-05 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • 1907-02-22 Sheldon Leonard, American actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-03-19 Cor Treslem, [Cornelis L Melsert], actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
  • 1907-06-17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1907-10-02 William Marshall, producer/director/actor/singer (Blackmail)
  • 1907-10-13 Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • 1907-12-10 Michael Blankfort, American writer/producer/director
  • 1908-01-28 Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
  • 1908-03-16 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • 1908-03-29 Dennis O'Keefe, actor/director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1908-09-16 Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
  • 1909-03-30 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
  • 1909-04-01 Abner Biberman, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1909-04-13 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
  • 1909-06-22 Mike Todd, [Avrom Goldbogen], US theatre and film director ("Around the World in 80 Days"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1910-02-01 Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1910-12-31 Roy Rowland, film director
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • 1911-04-28 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • 1911-05-05 Giles Grangier, film director
  • 1911-05-07 Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-17 Charles Walters, American actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)

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1912-01-08 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • 1912-02-28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912-04-06 Wilhelmus H L "Willem" Tollenaar, actor/director (Don Carlos)
  • 1912-05-24 Joseph Anthony, [Deuster], US director/actor (Matchmaker, Tomorrow)
  • 1912-08-13 Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
  • 1912-11-30 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)
  • 1912-12-09 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12]
  • 1913-02-17 Josephine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director
  • 1913-03-18 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • 1913-05-02 Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
  • 1913-08-30 Allan David, actor/director/producer (Cry of the Children)
  • 1913-09-29 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1913-11-21 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1914-03-03 Martin Ritt, actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)
  • 1914-09-14 Pietro Germi, actor/director (Divorce Italian Style), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1914-09-18 Jack Cardiff, British film director
  • 1914-11-24 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)
  • 1915-11-02 Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
  • 1916-03-22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • 1916-04-11 Howard Koch, producer/director (Frankenstein, Airplane II)
  • 1916-06-08 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • 1916-07-29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916-08-25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Blvd), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1916-09-18 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1916-10-04 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1916-10-27 Bob de Lange, [Jacob Bernard], Dutch actor/director (Daniel)
  • 1916-12-08 Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1916-12-23 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • 1918-01-06 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)

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1918-07-14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1918-08-09 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • 1918-09-05 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1919-02-26 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • 1919-06-17 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Lucifer)
  • 1919-10-02 Shirley Clarke, film director
  • 1919-10-28 Bernhard Wicki, St Polten Austria, director/actor (Crime & Passion)

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1920-01-20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1920-01-22 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • 1920-03-06 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • 1920-09-10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor/director (Assault)
  • 1920-10-15 Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1920-11-12 Richard Quine, actor/director (Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1920-11-26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • 1921-02-09 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • 1921-03-01 Jack Clayton, film director
  • 1921-03-04 Joan Greenwood, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England
  • 1921-06-12 Hendrik J Witteveen, economist/minister of finance/director (IMF)
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-07-30 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)

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Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 360

  • 1980-09-25 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1981-03-15 René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
  • 1981-04-08 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1981-09-21 Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68
  • 1981-11-10 Abel Gance, french movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
  • 1981-12-28 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  • 1982-03-18 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • 1982-07-03 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • 1982-09-12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/director (Paul Vlaanderen), dies at 89
  • 1982-10-08 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor/director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1982-10-18 Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
  • 1982-11-01 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88
  • 1982-11-04 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • 1983-02-04 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
  • 1984-04-23 August "Guus" Oster, actor/director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • 1984-12-11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • 1985-02-11 Henry Hathaway, actor/director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86

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1985-10-10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1985-12-26 Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
  • 1986-03-31 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
  • 1986-05-24 Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91
  • 1986-11-05 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987-01-14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1987-01-17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • 1987-01-31 Yves Allégret, French film director (b. 1907)
  • 1987-02-01 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1987-06-30 King Donovan, actor/director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies
  • 1987-08-28 John Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
  • 1987-09-25 Emlyn Williams, actor/director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81
  • 1987-12-04 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • 1988-04-05 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
  • 1988-10-09 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1989-01-20 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • 1989-02-03 John Cassavetes, American actor (Rosemary's Baby) and director, dies at 59
  • 1989-02-11 George O'Hanlon, american actor and director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
  • 1989-05-27 Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
  • 1989-06-10 Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
  • 1989-07-02 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • 1989-08-15 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • 1989-09-22 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor/director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • 1990-04-18 Robert D Webb, American director and actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • 1990-05-28 Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • 1990-10-13 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 1990-10-27 Ugo Tognazzi actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
  • 1990-12-08 Martin Ritt, American director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70

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1991-04-16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1991-06-03 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 1991-06-03 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1991-08-16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43

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1991-09-03 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1991-09-23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies

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1992-01-26 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80

  • 1992-02-10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • 1992-02-11 Ray Danton, US actor/director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • 1992-05-15 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • 1992-05-27 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
  • 1992-06-07 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1992-06-16 Joris Diels, Flemish/Dutch director/actor (It's a Cruel World), dies
  • 1992-06-24 Juris Podnieks, cameraman/director (Commandant), drowns
  • 1992-08-19 Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48
  • 1992-09-19 Frederick Combs, playwright/director, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1992-11-14 Clem Beauchamp, US stuntman/director (Tarzan, Superman), dies
  • 1992-12-03 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1993-01-05 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993-01-18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • 1993-01-20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • 1993-02-08 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • 1993-02-18 Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • 1993-02-28 Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • 1993-03-08 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • 1993-04-07 Max Croiset, Dutch actor/dramatist/director (Zeekant), dies at 80
  • 1993-04-13 Henny Budie, Dutch director/producer (Sterrenslag), dies
  • 1993-04-29 Michael Gordon, actor/director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • 1993-06-26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • 1993-07-18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 1993-07-20 Donald Alexander, System director/producer (East Valley), dies at 79
  • 1993-08-08 Roy London, US actor/director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • 1993-09-12 Charles Lamont, actor/director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • 1993-09-30 Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1993-11-21 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50
  • 1993-12-10 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 1993-12-31 Arthur Dreifuss, director/producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • 1994-01-06 Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
  • 1994-02-04 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • 1994-02-08 Ken Hall, Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • 1994-02-19 Derek Jarman, actor/director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • 1994-04-09 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • 1994-04-19 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • 1994-05-16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • 1994-06-04 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor/director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • 1994-06-08 William Marshall, actor/director (Santa Fe Trail), dies at 86
  • 1994-06-26 Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
  • 1994-07-11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1994-08-20 Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
  • 1994-08-30 Lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71
  • 1994-09-06 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • 1994-09-23 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
  • 1994-10-09 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1994-10-15 Wilhelmus HL "Willem" Tollenaar, actor/director (Elkerlyc), dies at 82
  • 1994-10-20 Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor/director (Waterloo), dies at 74