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)
  • 1889 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 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)
  • 1924 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Peter Mark Richman, actor (Andrew-Dynasty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • 1933 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1933 Joseph Bottoms, US actor (Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 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 Graff, Lancaster Ohio, actor (Police Academy 2, 3, 4, 6)
  • 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
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 (Witness, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Shu Qi, Taiwanese actress, born in 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
  • 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 New York City, New York
  • 1990 Lorraine Nicholson, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1994 Liliana Mumy, American actress, born in San Marcos, California