Birthdays in Film & TV on April 16

  • 1867 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England

  • 1897 Milton Cross, American radio announcer (Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 1931-75), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Fifi D'Orsay [Yvonne Lussier] Canadian-American vaudeville and film actress and singer known as the "French Bombshell" (The Life Jimmy Dolan; Dixie Jamboree),, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • 1911 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1912 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914 John Hodiak, American actor (Battleground, A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1915 Gerard McLarnon, British-Irish actor and writer (The Wrestler's Honeymoon), born in Clitheroe, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Joan Alexander [Louise Abrass], American actress (The New Adventures of Superman, The Tales of Hoffmann), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2009)
  • 1917 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan (1918-2002)

Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India

  • 1921 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Peter Mark Richman, American actor (Andrew-Dynasty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932 Goopy Geer, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Rudolf Ising (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Goopy Geer"
  • 1933 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster and actress (Cold Comfort Farm), born in Stockport, England
  • 1934 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor, born in Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster, born in Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 1940 Dick Versace, American basketball coach (Bradley University, Indiana Pacers), broadcaster (TNT) and executive (GM Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (d. 2022)
  • 1943 Ruth Madoc, British singer and actress (Hi Di Hi), born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • 1949 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950 David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Michel Blanc, French actor and director, born in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1952 William Richard "Billy" West, American voice actor (Futurama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Jay O. Sanders, American actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1954 Ellen Barkin, American actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963 Nick Berry, English actor (Wicksy-EastEnders), born in Woodford, Essex
  • 1964 David Kohan, American television producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Robert Kelker-Kelly, American actor (Days of Our Lives -"Bo"), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1965 Jon Cryer, American actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV), born in NYC, New York

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence (57 years old)

1965 American comedian (Martin), born in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1965 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong-American actor and director, born in Troy, New York
  • 1970 Fran Robinson, American actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company), born in California
  • 1971 Max Beesley, English musician and actor, born in Burnage, Lancashire
  • 1971 Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor (Heart of Greed), born in Hong Kong
  • 1974 Valarie Rae Miller, American actress, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1974 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director, born in Beijing, China
  • 1975 Nick Pickard, British actor, born in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 1975 Sean Maher, American actor, born in Pleasantville, New York
  • 1976 Kelli O'Hara, American stage actress and singer (The King and I), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • 1976 Lukas Haas, American actor and musician (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress (Three Times), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1977 Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel, born in Wau, South Sudan
  • 1978 Lara Dutta, Indian actress, born in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 1980 Jesse Tendler, American actor (Nick-Ellen Burstyn Show), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1980 Paul London, American professional wrestler, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1984 Claire Foy, English Actress (The Crown), born in Stockport, England
  • 1984 Noah Fleiss, American actor, born in White Plains, New York
  • 1985 Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1990 Lorraine Nicholson, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1994 Liliana Mumy, American actress (Cheaper By The Dozen; The Santa Clause; The Loud House), born in San Marcos, California
  • 1994 Midori Francis, American actress (Dash & Lily), born in Lakewood, New Jersey)
  • 1996 Anya Taylor-Joy, British-Argentine actress (Emma, The Queen's Gambit), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1996 Lin Yun, Chinese actress (The Mermaid), born in Huzhou, China
  • 2002 Sadie Sink, American actress (Stranger Things), born in Brenham, Texas