Television Stars and Personalities in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951-11-18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1957-09-22 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • 1982-09-29 1st broadcast of comedy "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • 1990-06-23 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 153

  • 1907-07-16 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1907-10-20 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1910-09-03 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1912-07-04 Virginia Graham, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-08-15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-05-20 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1922-02-06 Denis Norden, British television personality
  • 1926-03-09 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015
  • 1928-04-03 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)
  • 1929-04-03 Lee Leonard, American television personality

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1929-11-30 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1933-08-09 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
  • 1933-12-26 Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
  • 1935-05-19 David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
  • 1938-01-16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1938-04-28 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1940-03-28 Tony Barber, Australian television personality

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1941-08-03 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1942-03-25 Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • 1942-07-03 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)

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1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1943-10-07 Joy Behar, American television personality
  • 1944-05-25 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality
  • 1944-10-12 Angela Rippon, British television personality, born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1944-12-25 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)

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1946-06-14 Donald Trump, 45th US President, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) and TV personality (The Apprentice), born in NYC, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1946-10-03 Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • 1946-10-22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1946-12-27 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)
  • 1948-12-22 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
  • 1950-01-27 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium and TV personality (Most Haunted), born in Bootle, England
  • 1951-06-05 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • 1951-08-06 Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • 1951-08-21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-02-29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality
  • 1952-08-08 Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)

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1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

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1952-11-03 Roseanne Barr, American comedienne and TV star (Roseanne), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1953-04-19 Ruby Wax, British television personality
  • 1953-07-29 Tim Gunn, American television personality

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1954-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • 1954-05-05 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • 1955-02-10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • 1955-10-29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1955-11-05 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1956-11-29 Leo Laporte, American television personality

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1959-03-16 Flavor Flav, American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959-05-25 Julian Clary, British television personality
  • 1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1960-06-11 Mehmet Oz, surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1960-09-07 Andrew Voss, Australian television personality
  • 1960-11-30 Rich Fields, American television personality
  • 1961-04-08 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
  • 1961-09-20 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
  • 1961-10-01 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1961-12-23 Carol Smillie, British television personality

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1962-02-22 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2006)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 1962-03-18 Mike Rowe, American television personality
  • 1962-04-01 Phillip Schofield, TV personality/designer (Nightfire)
  • 1962-05-23 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality

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1962-06-19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1962-09-15 Dina Lohan, American actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan
  • 1962-10-05 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1963-04-09 Joe Scarborough, American television personality
  • 1963-07-28 Patrizia Pellegrino, Italian actress and TV personality (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1963-08-27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and actress (Club MTV, The Earth Day Special, Junket Whore), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1964-05-27 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • 1965-05-03 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1965-11-02 Shah Rukh Khan, Indian actor, producer and TV personality (My Name is Khan, Swades), born in New Delhi, India
  • 1966-02-25 Nancy O'Dell, American reporter and television personality
  • 1966-04-08 Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
  • 1966-10-17 Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
  • 1966-11-08 Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality
  • 1967-05-31 Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television personality
  • 1967-07-04 Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
  • 1967-07-11 Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
  • 1967-08-16 Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
  • 1968-02-14 Jules Asner, American television personality
  • 1969-02-10 Laurie Dhue, American television personality
  • 1969-02-22 Clinton Kelly, American television personality
  • 1969-03-06 Greg Scott, British TV personality
  • 1969-04-19 Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder
  • 1969-04-20 Chris Jarvis, children's TV personality
  • 1969-05-17 Thom Filicia, American television personality
  • 1969-06-19 Lara Spencer, American TV personality
  • 1969-11-11 Carson Kressley, American television personality
  • 1969-12-27 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1969-12-30 Dave England, American television personality
  • 1970-01-27 Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality
  • 1971-03-11 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • 1971-06-28 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1972-01-09 Sarah Beeny, British TV personality
  • 1972-01-09 Angie Martinez, American radio and television personality
  • 1972-01-27 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • 1972-02-01 Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality
  • 1972-09-08 Lisa Kennedy, American television personality
  • 1973-03-21 Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
  • 1973-05-16 Jason Acuña "Wee-Man", American television personality
  • 1973-05-16 Tori Speling, American actress and reality TV star (90210), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1988-02-14 General hospital TV star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-06-04 TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 1998-12-12 TV personality Melissa Rivers (30) weds horse breeder John Endicott at The Plaza Hotel in New York City
  • 2001-05-12 American actor Eddie Cibrian (28) weds TV personality Brandi Glanville (28) at the beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-10-26 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • 2003-07-05 TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California
  • 2004-04-24 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2006-01-28 London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia
  • 2006-01-28 "The Biggest Loser" TV personality Rasha Spindel weds Edwin Chapman at the Wai'oli Tea Room in Manoa Valley, Honolulu
  • 2006-03-18 Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi
  • 2006-05-20 "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV personality Duane Dog Chapman (53) weds Beth Smith at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii
  • 2006-07-22 Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
  • 2007-09-01 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • 2008-07-05 "The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California
  • 2008-09-22 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 2009-04-25 TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-09-27 Businesswoman and TV personality Khloé Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California

TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian
  • 2010-03-28 "The Real Housewives of New York City" TV Personality Bethenny Frankel (39) weds Jason Hoppy at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City
  • 2010-06-26 "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood
  • 2010-11-22 Radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii
  • 2011-06-18 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta
  • 2011-07-15 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands
  • 2011-09-10 Actress Amy Smart (36) weds TV personality and model Carter Oosterhouse (35) in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 2011-10-09 TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2011-10-22 "The Bachelorette" TV personality DeAnna Pappas (29) weds Stephen Stagliano (27) in Georgia
  • 2011-11-11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
  • 2012-07-04 NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) weds "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada in Saint Martin
  • 2012-09-08 "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles
  • 2013-06-08 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee
  • 2013-09-10 TV personality Holly Madison (33) weds Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella in a fairytale wedding at Disneyland
  • 2014-04-04 TV personality Taylor Armstrong (42) weds attorney John Bluher at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 2014-10-18 "Glee" TV star Matthew Morrison (35) weds Renee Puente at a private home on the island of Maui
  • 2014-11-29 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey
  • 2015-07-25 TV personality Beatrice Borromeo (30) weds Pierre Casiraghi (28) in the gardens of the Prince's Palace of Monaco in Monte Carlo
  • 2015-09-19 "Girls" TV star Allison Williams (27) weds College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen (34) at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming
  • 2015-11-07 TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port weds boyfriend Tim Rosenman in Palm Springs, California
  • 2016-02-20 TV personality and actress Casey Reinhardt (30) weds longtime beau Sean Brown in California
  • 2016-11-06 TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge (31) weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii
  • 2017-03-03 Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (32) weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno (33) at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-12-16 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • 2006-06-30 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • 2009-08-24 American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences
  • 2012-08-14 "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married
  • 2015-03-23 TV personality Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorce after 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1991-03-18 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • 1995-04-04 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • 1997-06-03 Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
  • 1999-09-05 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 2000-09-17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • 2001-05-31 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 1907)
  • 2001-09-07 Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
  • 2001-10-09 Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  • 2003-08-02 Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
  • 2003-11-10 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2004-03-17 J. J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  • 2004-08-13 Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2004-11-06 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2005-05-25 Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
  • 2006-03-25 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)

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2006-09-04 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 2006-12-04 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • 2007-04-17 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • 2007-07-29 Tom Snyder, American television personality (The Tomorrow Show), dies at 71
  • 2009-03-22 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • 2009-06-23 Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)
  • 2009-06-27 Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)
  • 2009-10-22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009-10-22 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 2010-01-19 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • 2010-03-25 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • 2010-05-26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2010-06-07 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)

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2012-04-18 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), dies from a heart attack at 82

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 2015-01-24 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), dies of prostate cancer at 88
  • 2016-04-20 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, dies at 46