Birthdays in Film & TV on April 12

  • 1887 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1918)
  • 1898 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Chief Thundercloud [Victor Daniels], Cherokee actor (The Lone Ranger, Colt .45), born in Muskogee, Indian Territory (d. 1955) (d. 1955)
  • 1908 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights, Delicious), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn, 16 Fathoms Deep), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster
  • 1927 Jane Withers, Ga, actress (All Together Now, Josephine the plumber)
  • 1928 Hardy Kr├╝ger, German actor
  • 1929 Elspet Gray, (Lady Rix), actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Bryan Magee, British Philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • 1936 Charles Napier, actor (Night Stalker, Rambo)
  • 1942 Frank Bank, actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943 Charles Ludlam, American playwright/actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Ed O'Neill, actor (Al Bundy-Married with Children)
  • 1946 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1947 Dan Lauria, actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years) (1947 approx)

Person of interestDavid Letterman

1947 David Letterman, comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1948 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1950 David Cassidy, American singer/actor (Keith-Partridge Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Andy Garcia, Cuba, actor (Stand & Deliver, 8 Million Ways to Die)
  • 1956 Doris EHP Baaten, Dutch actress (Sesame Street, Fien)
  • 1956 Walter Salles, Brazilian filmmaker (The Motorcycle Diaries), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1958 Howard Stableford, English actor and host
  • 1959 Elissa Leeds, American actress (Cissy-Dorothy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Magda Szubanski, Australian actress
  • 1962 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler
  • 1965 Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
  • 1967 Mellow Man Ace, Cuba, spanish rapper/actor (Only the Strong)
  • 1968 Alicia Coppola, actress (Lorna Devon-Another World)

Person of interestShannen Doherty

1971 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1971 Nicholas Brendon, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Claudia Jordan, Miss USA-Rhode Island (1997, top 10)
  • 1973 Pamela Polk, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996), born in Berlin Wisconsin
  • 1974 Belinda Emmett, Australian actor(d. 2006)
  • 1974 Marley Shelton, American actor
  • 1977 Sarah Jane Morris, American actor
  • 1977 Jordana Spiro, American actor
  • 1978 Eddie Robinson, actor (Neil Atwater-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1978 Riley Smith, American actor, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Person of interestClaire Danes

1979 Claire Danes, American actress (Angela-My So Called Life, Romeo & Juliet), born in NYC, New York

Actress Claire Danes
Claire Danes
  • 1979 Paul Nicholls, English actor
  • 1979 Jennifer Morrison, Actress (Once Upon a Time, House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1985 Jeisa Chiminazzo, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1987 Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit), born in Kettering, Ohio
  • 1994 Saoirse Ronan, Irish American actress (Brooklyn, Ladybird), born in The Bronx, New York