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)

Person of interestCharlie Chaplin

1889 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1904 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), 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 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 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)

Person of interestSpike Milligan

1918 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 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. 2006)
  • 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/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1934 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor (d. 2008.)
  • 1943 Ruth Madoc, actress (Hi Di Hi)
  • 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
  • 1952 William Richard "Billy" West, American voice actor (Futurama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Jay O Sanders, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1954 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963 Nick Berry, Britain, actor (Wicksy-EastEnders)
  • 1964 David Kohan, American television producer
  • 1965 Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV)

Person of interestMartin Lawrence

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

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • 1965 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director
  • 1970 Fran Robinson, California, actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company)
  • 1971 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • 1971 Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
  • 1974 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
  • 1974 Valarie Rae Miller, American actress
  • 1975 Sean Maher, American actor, born in Pleasantville, New York
  • 1975 Nick Pickard, British actor, born in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 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 Noah Fleiss, American actor, born in White Plains, New York
  • 1984 Claire Foy, English Actress (The Crown), born in Stockport, England
  • 1985 Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1987 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York
  • 1990 Lorraine Nicholson, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1994 Liliana Mumy, American actress, born in San Marcos, California