Today's Birthdays in Film & TV History

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  • 1874 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1895 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)
  • 1915 Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)
  • 1919 Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, American actress (Double Deal)
  • 1920 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921 Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)
  • 1922 Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • 1923 Betsy Blair, actress (Marty)
  • 1928 Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
  • 1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor and director (Man & a Woman, Z)
  • 1930 Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress
  • 1931 Richard Devon, actor (Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California

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1931 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

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  • 1932 Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain)
  • 1932 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
  • 1935 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1940 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1944 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • 1947 Tom Fuccello, actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1948 Elizabeth Baur, actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Bess Armstrong, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1953 Peter Isacksen, Dover NH, actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie)
  • 1954 Jermaine Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1959 Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
  • 1960 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • 1962 Ben Browder, American actor
  • 1963 Mark Alalmo, actor (Avenging Force)
  • 1964 Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian
  • 1965 Laurie Carr, playmate (Dec, 1986), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966 Gary Dourdan, American actor
  • 1966 Leon Lai, Hong Kong Cantonese singer/actor
  • 1970 Victoria Fuller, playmate (Jan, 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1974 Rey Mysterio, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Ben Shephard, English TV personality
  • 1975 Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress
  • 1979 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1980 Arya [Jamshad Cethirakath], Indian actor, born in Trikaripur, Kerala
  • 1981 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian
  • 1993 Gina Miele, American singer and actress