Birthdays in Film & TV on April 1

  • 1883 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1930)
  • 1884 Laurette Taylor [Helen Loretta Cooney], American actress (Peg o' My Heart), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)

Wallace BeeryWallace Beery (1886-1949)

American circus performer (Ringling Brothers Circus) & actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri

  • 1893 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), born in Poland (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Abner Biberman, American director and actor (His Girl Friday, The Leopard Man), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • 1914 Lor Tok [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), born in Bangkok Yai, Thailand (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Art Lund, American pop baritone singer ("Mam'selle"), screen and stage actor (Fiorello!), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), born in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Leon Janney (Ramon), American actor (Charly, Stolen Paradise, Hawk), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1980)

Toshiro MifuneToshiro Mifune (1920-1997)

Japanese writer and actor (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Shogun), born in Tsingtao, China

  • 1921 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), born in Lincoln, England (d. 2009)
  • 1923 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), born in Harrison, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1924 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, born in Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Lyndon Brook, British actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky), born in York, England (d. 2004)
  • 1928 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
  • 1929 Jane Powell [Suzanne Burce], American singer and actress (Royal Wedding; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • 1929 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator {The Adventure of Sudsakorn), born in Klong Warl, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand (d. 2010)
  • 1930 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Star Trek - "Yeoman Rand"), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1931 George Baker, Bulgarian-born British actor (I, Claudius, Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly), born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Illse "Ita" Ever, Estonian actress (Miss Marple- "Chyornykh drozdov"), born in Paide, Järva County
  • 1932 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Gordon Jump, American actor (WKFP -"Arthur Carlson"; Growing Pains; Maytag Repairman), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Don Hastings, American actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935 Hans H Boswinkel, actor and director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
  • 1937 Yilmaz Güney, Kurdish film director (Yol; Arkadaş; Baba; Ağit), born in Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
  • 1938 John Quade, American actor
  • 1939 Ali MacGraw, American actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus), born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1940 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • 1944 Carol White, England, actress (Daddy's Gone a Hunting)
  • 1944 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Heather Young, American actress (Land of the Giants), born in Bremerton
  • 1947 Norm Van Lier, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 1974, 76, 77; Chicago Bulls) and broadcaster (Comcast SportsNet), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1952 Annette O'Toole, American actress (Cat People, Superman III), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer, born in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
  • 1960 Michael Praed, British actor
  • 1961 Jennifer Runyon, American actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Mark White, British rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer (ABC - "All of My Heart", born in Sheffield, England
  • 1962 Phillip Schofield, TV personality/designer (Nightfire)
  • 1965 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
  • 1969 Arnaud Boetsch, French tennis player (Davis Cup 1996) and broadcaster (France Télévisions), born in Meulam France
  • 1969 Traci Lin-Tavi, American actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • 1971 Jessica Collins [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
  • 1971 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
  • 1972 Allen and Albert Hughes, American film directors
  • 1973 Christian Finnegan, American comedian

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow (49 years old)

1973 American radio and TV personality and political analyst (MSNBC), born in Castro Valley, California

  • 1976 David Oyelowo, English Nigerian actor (Spooks, Lincoln), born in Oxford, England
  • 1980 Bijou Phillips, American actress
  • 1980 Bryan Buffinton, actor (Bill Lewis Jr-Guiding Light), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1980 Randy Orton, American pro wrestler (4 x WWE Champion), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1980 Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress (Miss Sherlock), born in Urawa, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1982 Gemma Hunt, British children's television presenter, born in Wiltshire, England
  • 1982 Sam Huntington, American actor (Jungle 2 Jungle, Being Human), born in Peterborough, New Hampshire
  • 1982 Taran Killam, American comedian, actor, and writer (Saturday Night Live, 2010-16; Single Parents), born in Culver City, California
  • 1983 Matt Lanter, American actor (Disaster Movie; 90210; Timeless), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1984 Olga Rei, Russian television personality
  • 1985 Josh Zuckerman, American actor
  • 1987 Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress (Blade Runner 2049), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Logan PaulLogan Paul (27 years old)

1995 American YouTube personality, born in Westlake, Ohio