Birthdays in Film & TV on April 17

  • 1886 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1890 Art Acord, US silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), born in Glenwood, Utah (d. 1931)
  • 1895 Bert Wheeler, American actor (Brave Eagle, The Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1896 Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)
  • 1903 Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront, Gone with the Wind, The Great McGinty), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1904 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • 1905 Arthur Lake [Arthur William Silverlake], American actor (Blondie, Topper), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Paul Langton, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place)
  • 1913 Richard Travis, American actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Anne Shirley, UK, actress (Devil & Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas)

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1918 William Holden, American actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)

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1923 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

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  • 1925 Joyce Buck, actress/interior designer
  • 1935 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director
  • 1942 David Bradley, British actor
  • 1946 Henry Kelly, British broadcaster
  • 1950 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
  • 1951 Olivia Hussey, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1954 Kim Tyler, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954 Rowdy Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1957 Byron Cherry, actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1959 Elizabeth Lindsey, actress (China Beach)
  • 1959 Stephen Singleton, Sheffield, rocker (ABC)
  • 1959 Teri Austin, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)
  • 1962 Nancy Hogshead, swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)/model (jockey), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1963 Joel Murray, American actor
  • 1964 Lela Rochon, American actress (Robin Stokes-Waiting to Exhale), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 William Mapother, American actor
  • 1966 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • 1967 Leslie Bega, actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Timothy Gibbs, actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), born in Burbank, California
  • 1967 Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1967 Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor

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1972 Jennifer Garner [Affleck], American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1972 Claire Sweeney, English actress
  • 1975 Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
  • 1976 Monet Mazur, American actress and musician
  • 1976 Alex Nesic, American actor
  • 1979 Tram-Anh Tran, actress (Ghostwriters')
  • 1979 Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
  • 1982 Lee Jun Ki, South Korean actor and model
  • 1995 Paulie Litt, American actor
  • 1996 Dee Dee Davis, American actress