Birthdays in Film & TV on April 24

  • 1871 Blanche Ring, American singer ("In The Good Old Summer Time"), and stage and screen actress, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1892 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in NYC, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1908 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress, mostly in silent films (The Cameraman; The Jazz Age; The Arm of the Law), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Irven Spence, American animator, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1914 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, born in Roseland, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1969)

Lou TheszLou Thesz (1916-2002)

American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan

  • 1922 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), born in Salmon, Idaho (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Pasqualino de Santis, Italian cinematographer, born in Fondi, Latina, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • 1929 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Richard Donner [Schwartzberg], American television and film director (Twilight Zone; The Omen, Superman; Lethal Weapon; Scrooged), and producer (X-Men; Tales From The Crypt), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1933 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor and director (Mrs. Warren's Profession), born in Vienna
  • 1933 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • 1934 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario

Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine (88 years old)

1934 American actress and mystic (Irma la Douce), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • 1936 (Thomas) "Tucker" Smith, American stage and screen dancer, singer and actor (West Side Story - "Ice"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • 1936 Jill Ireland, English actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1940 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand (80 years old)

1942 American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1946 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, born in Nice, France (d. 2019)
  • 1953 Eric Bogosian, American actor (Talk Radio), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • 1955 John Epperson [Lypsinka], American drag artist and actor, born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi
  • 1955 Michael O'Keefe, American actor (Caddyshack, Ironweed, Slugger's Wife), born in Mount Vernon, New York

Paula YatesPaula Yates (1960-2000)

English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London

  • 1964 Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor, born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1964 Djimon Hounsou, Beninese actor (Blood Diamond), born in Cotonou, Dahomey
  • 1965 Son Chang-Min, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1966 Pierre Brassard, French Canadian humorist and actor, born in Val-d'Or, Canada
  • 1968 Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1968 Stacy Haiduk, American actress (Superboy - "Lana Lang"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1969 Melinda Clarke, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Dana Point, California
  • 1969 Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress, born in Askim, Sweden
  • 1973 Gabby Logan, British television presenter, born in Leeds, England
  • 1974 Comedy Dave [David Lloyd Vitty], British radio personality, born in Hong Kong
  • 1974 Derek Luke, American actor (Antwone Fisher; 13 Reasons Why), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1974 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1975 Sam Doumit, American actress (Shameless), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1976 Shane McDermott, American actor (Garrett Booth-Swan's Crossing), born in Middletown, New York
  • 1977 Eric Balfour, American actor (What Women Want), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Kim Hyun-ju, South Korean actress, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • 1978 Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nigerian actress (Two Brides and a Baby), born in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
  • 1980 Austin Nichols, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson (40 years old)

1982 American pop singer ("Since U Been Gone"; "My Life Would Suck Without You"), winner of 1st season of "American Idol", songwriter, and TV personality, born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • 1988 Michael Tylo, son of American actor Michael Tylo and Deborah Hunter, born in California (d. 2007)
  • 1992 Joe Keery, American actor (Stranger Things), and rock musician (Post Animal; Djo), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • 1992 Sean Rademaker, American actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1994 Austin Rogers, American actor, born in New Port Richey, Florida
  • 1998 Ryan Newman, American actress (Zeke and Luther), born in Manhattan Beach, California