Directors in History (Part 3)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 597

  • 1921-08-27 Leo Penn, American film director (d. 1998)
  • 1921-10-09 Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1921-11-08 Gene Saks, NY, actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave)
  • 1922-03-04 Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
  • 1922-03-21 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 2004)
  • 1922-03-23 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
  • 1922-03-25 Bruno VeSota, Ill, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers)
  • 1922-06-11 Tony Charmoli, director/choreographer (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye)
  • 1922-07-20 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, Czech/Dutch actor/director (Billy Budd)
  • 1922-11-13 Oskar Werner, film actor/director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel)
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-08 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1923-05-24 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-26 Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
  • 1923-08-29 Richard Attenborough, Cambridge, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
  • 1923-11-12 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 1923-12-22 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director
  • 1924-01-09 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-03 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • 1924-04-08 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924-04-13 Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • 1924-05-07 Albert Band, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1924-05-09 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1924-09-18 Zelda Fichandler, theater director/producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1924-11-17 Lucas J "Luc" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy)
  • 1925-02-21 Sam Peckinpah, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California
  • 1925-03-24 Duncan Wood, TV director/producer
  • 1925-04-29 Ab Abspoel, Dutch actor/director (Surprise Attack, Elevator)
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1925-10-23 Nanni Loy, film director
  • 1925-11-11 John Guillermin, film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London, UK (d. 2015)
  • 1925-12-01 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1926-03-06 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • 1926-04-05 Roger Corman, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926-06-26 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-22 Bryan Forbes, director/producer (Endless Games, King Rat), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-08-12 John Derek, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926-09-15 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • 1926-11-24 Alfred "Fred" Benavente, director/actor (Farce Majeur)
  • 1927-05-08 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1927-05-13 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • 1927-06-10 Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)
  • 1927-06-23 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-07-02 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
  • 1927-07-15 Ann Jellicoe, British theater director and playwright (Knack), born in Middlesborough

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1927-10-18 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • 1927-10-19 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
  • 1927-11-18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1927-12-21 Michael Carreras, film director

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1928-01-07 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1928-01-30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • 1928-03-01 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director, born in Rouen, Haute-Normandie (d. 2016)
  • 1928-06-07 James Ivory, producer/director (Howard's End, Remains of the Day)
  • 1928-07-02 Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
  • 1928-08-15 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England
  • 1928-10-22 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director
  • 1929-01-14 Aleksander Petrovic, film director
  • 1929-02-19 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • 1929-03-23 James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Pyt Potter, Otley)
  • 1929-09-02 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • 1929-12-01 Alan Mouncer, film director/producer
  • 1929-12-22 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
  • 1930-02-16 Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
  • 1930-03-01 Raymond St Jacques, actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)
  • 1930-04-28 Richard C Sarafian, American director/actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)

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1930-06-29 Robert Evans, American director/actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930-08-21 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

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1930-12-08 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)

  • 1930-12-11 Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)
  • 1931-03-13 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, actor/director/writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1931-09-19 Ray Danton, American actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-01-11 Alfonso Arau, Mexican film director
  • 1932-01-19 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
  • 1932-02-14 Alexander Kluge, German author and film director (Yesterday Girl), born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony
  • 1932-04-13 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer
  • 1932-04-29 King Hu, film director
  • 1932-06-16 David Keylsey, actor/director
  • 1932-07-18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
  • 1932-08-21 Melvin Van Peebles, American actor and director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932-09-25 Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS)
  • 1932-11-01 John Clark, English-born actor/director
  • 1932-11-04 Noam Pitlik, actor/director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1933-01-16 Susan Sontag, American author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag

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1933-03-15 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1933-08-18 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France
  • 1934-01-17 Donald Cammell, film director
  • 1934-07-18 Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)
  • 1934-07-25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1934-09-24 Robert Lang, actor (Night Watch)/director
  • 1934-11-13 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935-04-01 Hans H Boswinkel, actor/director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
  • 1935-04-17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director
  • 1935-08-23 Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)
  • 1935-08-29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-10-15 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director/actor (Witte Waan)
  • 1935-10-30 Michael Winner, English film producer and director (Big Sleep, Death Wish), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1935-12-21 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1936-01-11 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • 1936-01-21 Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 201 - 300 of 360

  • 1994-11-24 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994-12-05 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), dies at 84
  • 1994-12-17 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
  • 1994-12-18 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
  • 1995-01-06 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1995-01-23 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • 1995-02-14 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45
  • 1995-03-27 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70
  • 1995-04-16 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • 1995-04-25 Joseph Heifitz, film director, dies at 89
  • 1995-05-12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • 1995-06-19 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71
  • 1995-06-29 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • 1995-06-30 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
  • 1995-07-24 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • 1995-08-18 James Ackley Maxwell, American actor and director (The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), dies at 66
  • 1995-08-21 Nanni Loy, film Director, dies at 69
  • 1995-08-29 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1995-11-23 Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • 1995-12-05 Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • 1995-12-27 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54
  • 1996-01-25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • 1996-03-13 Krzysztof Kieslowski, film director, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1996-03-13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • 1996-03-17 Rene Clement, film director, dies at 83
  • 1996-04-04 David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63
  • 1996-04-24 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • 1996-04-28 Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • 1996-06-03 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1996-06-22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • 1996-08-30 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43
  • 1996-10-06 Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • 1996-12-25 Derek Prouse, writer actor/director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
  • 1997-01-11 Duncan Wood, television director/producer, dies at 71
  • 1997-01-11 Sheldon Leonard, producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
  • 1997-01-14 King Hu, film director, dies at 64
  • 1997-02-22 Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
  • 1997-05-09 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director (b. 1928)
  • 1997-08-10 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43
  • 1997-10-30 Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86
  • 1997-12-06 Alan Mouncer, film director/producer, dies at 68
  • 1997-12-21 Juzo Itami, film director/actor (Lord Jim, Yuuguremade), dies at 64
  • 1998-09-05 Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)

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1998-09-06 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (Seven Samurai, Kagemusha), dies at 88

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

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1999-03-07 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 1999-07-01 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1999-09-14 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 1999-12-18 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), dies at 98
  • 1999-12-20 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2000-02-05 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • 2000-07-22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • 2001-02-08 Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
  • 2001-02-16 Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2001-02-19 Stanley Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), dies at 87
  • 2001-02-23 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2001-07-08 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • 2001-10-09 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2001-11-03 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • 2001-11-05 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2001-12-01 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2002-01-11 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002-01-13 Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)

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2002-03-27 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend, Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 2002-05-05 George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2002-07-06 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2002-08-30 J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
  • 2002-10-04 André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2002-10-09 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002-11-10 Michel Boisrond, French film director (b. 1921)
  • 2002-12-27 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2003-03-04 Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
  • 2003-07-25 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • 2003-08-09 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)

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2003-09-08 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 2003-09-28 Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 2004-01-04 Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • 2004-02-02 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-23 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • 2004-08-22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)
  • 2004-09-18 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82

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2004-11-26 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 2005-03-20 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • 2005-04-19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • 2005-07-03 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • 2005-09-15 Sidney Luft, American film director (b. 1915)
  • 2005-11-19 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2005-12-16 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)
  • 2006-02-23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • 2006-03-25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2006-04-09 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2006-05-10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • 2006-05-21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931)
  • 2006-05-30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • 2006-06-18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)
  • 2006-06-29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • 2006-08-24 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • 2006-08-27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • 2006-10-06 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • 2006-10-12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)