On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on April 15

  • 1888 Florence Bates, American actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1954)
  • 1891 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1923)
  • 1897 Pedro Regas, Greek stage actor (Only Angels Have Wings, Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour), born in Goranoi, Greece (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Marian Jordan, American actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1903 John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), born in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1983)

Person of interestLita Grey

1908 Lita Grey, American actress, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1995)

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • 1917 Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan, Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • 1918 John Baragrey, American actor (Creeper, The Loves of Carmen), born in Haleyville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • 1922 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

1933 Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

  • 1938 Claudia Cardinale, Italian-Tunisian actress (The Pink Panther), born in La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1940 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Diane "DeDe" Lind, American glamour model and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • 1948 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)

  • 1949 Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1950 Amy Wright, American actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Sam McMurray, American actor (Tracey Ullman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Kym Gyngell, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestEmma Thompson

1959 Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • 1959 Fruit Chan, Hong Kong film director, born in Guangdong, China
  • 1959 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Lynne Austin, American model (First Hooters girl), Playboy playmate (Jul, 1986), born in Plant City, Florida
  • 1962 Tom Kane, American voice actor, born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • 1964 Lydie Denier, French model and actress (General Hospital), born in Saint-Nazaire, France
  • 1967 Mark Mortimer, American actor (Nick Hudson-Another World, Killing Cupid), born in Yorkville, Illinois
  • 1968 Stacey Williams, American fashion model (SI Swimsuit 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Flex Alexander, American actor
  • 1971 Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • 1972 Peter Billingsley, American actor (Real People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Lou Romano, American voice actor
  • 1974 Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • 1974 Danny Pino, American actor
  • 1974 Douglas Spain, American actor
  • 1976 Susan Ward, American actress
  • 1978 Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • 1980 Natalie Casey, British actress

Person of interestSeth Rogen

1982 Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Interview), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 1983 Alice Braga, Brazilian actress

Person of interestEmma Watson

1990 Emma Watson, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series), born in Paris, France

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 1993 Madeleine Martin, American television actress

Person of interestMaisie Williams

1997 Maisie Williams, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol, England