Birthdays in Film & TV on April 3

  • 1871 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), born in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 1956)
  • 1885 (Joseph Aloysius) "Allan" Dwan, Canadian-American screenwriter and film director (Robin Hood; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Sands Of Iwo Jima), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1886 (Arthur) "Dooley" Wilson, American piano player, singer, and actor (Casablanca; Stormy Weather; Beulah), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With The Wind; Of Human Bondage), born in London, England (d. 1943)
  • 1898 George Jessel, American stage and screen actor, singer, producer and host known as "The Toastmaster General", born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Henri Garat, French actor and singer (Les dieux s'amusent; Congress Dances), born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • 1904 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette, and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Doris DayDoris Day (1922-2019)

American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1923 Jan Sterling [Jane Adriance], American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando (1924-2004)

American actor (The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 1926 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (Two Fat Ladies), born in Kensington, London (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1937 Petunia Pig, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Frank Tashlin (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Romance"
  • 1937 William Gaunt, English actor (Champions), born in Pudsey, Yorkshire
  • 1939 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), born in Pilar, Sorsogon, Philippines (d. 1991)
  • 1939 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1975)
  • 1941 Eric Braeden, German-American actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless, Colossus), born in Bredenbek, Germany
  • 1942 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1942 Marsha Mason, American actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942 Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • 1943 Artie Traum, American folk guitarist, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker, born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1943 Jonathan Lynn, English writer and actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy), born in Bath, England
  • 1945 Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1949 Lyle Alzado, American NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1950 Sally Thomsett, English actress (Straw Dogs, Man About the House), born in Sussex
  • 1956 Miguel Bose, Panamanian-born Spanish singer and actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot), born in Panama City
  • 1956 Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 1996)

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin (64 years old)

1958 American Emmy Award-winning actor (Knots Landing; Beetlejuice; Glengarry Glen Ross; SNL; 30 Rock), born in Amityville, New York

  • 1958 Jaya Prada, Indian actress (Sargam) and politician, born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 1959 David Hyde Pierce, American actor (Niles Crane-Fraiser), born in Saratoga Springs, New York

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy (61 years old)

1961 American actor (SNL, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1962 Jennifer Rubin, American actress (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1966 Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1966 Shelley Michelle, American actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)

Jennie GarthJennie Garth (50 years old)

1972 American actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Champaign, Illinois

  • 1973 Adam Scott, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1973 Jamie Bamber, English actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1973 Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor (Geometry in Venice), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1974 Wu Jing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Wolf Warrior), born in Beijing, China
  • 1975 Aries Spears, American comedian (MadTV), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976 Will Mellor, English actor (Hollyoaks), born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester
  • 1978 Matthew Goode, English actor (The Lookout), born in Exeter, Devon, England
  • 1980 Trevor Moore, American actor and comedian (The Whitest Kids U' Know), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1982 Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress (How I Met Your Mother), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1983 Errol Barnett, English-born American reporter (CBS News), born in Milton Keynes, England
  • 1986 Amanda Bynes, American actress (The Amanda Show), born in Thousand Oaks, California
  • 1987 Julie Sokolow, American film director and musician, born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • 1987 Rachel Bloom, American actress, writer, and singer-songwriter (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), born in Los Angeles county, California
  • 1998 Paris Jackson, American actress and daughter of Michael Jackson, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 2003 Elsie Fisher, American actress (Eighth Grade), born in Riverside, California