Birthdays in Film & TV on April 4

  • 1875 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1892 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), born in Peterhead, Scotland (d. 1963)
  • 1892 Esther Howard, American actress, born in Helena, Montana (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent, Grand Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Agnes Ayres [Hinkle], American actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea), born in Carbondale, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • 1901 Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet, American actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1995) [NS]
  • 1913 Rosemary Lane, American actress (An Angel from Texas, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • 1916 David White, American actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), born in Wem, Shropshire, England (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen and stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2001)

Person of interestMaya Angelou

1928 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou

  • 1928 Monty Norman, English singer and film composer (James Bond Theme), born in London
  • 1928 Estelle Harris, American actress (Estelle Costanza - Seinfeld, Toy Story), born in Manhattan, New York

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

1932 Anthony Perkins, American actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York

  • 1932 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • 1934 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, born in Johannesburg (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak), born in Willemstad, Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Ardwick, Manchester (d. 2012)
  • 1944 David Melville, British physicist and academic (Middlesex Polytechnic), born in Gateshead, Durham, England
  • 1944 Craig T. Nelson, American actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1945 Caroline McWilliams, American actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1945 Walter Charles, American actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds), born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster, born in Marion, Illinois
  • 1948 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1950 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Julie Carmen, American actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1956 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer (Picket Fences, Chicago Hope), born in Waterville, Maine
  • 1957 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Imbabah, Giza
  • 1957 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director (The Other Side of Hope), born in Orimattila, Finland
  • 1958 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • 1960 Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • 1960 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor (Agent Smith - The Matrix), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • 1962 Ava Fabian, American actress and Playboy's Playmate (Aug, 1986), born in Brewster, New York
  • 1963 Anthony Clark, American actor and comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common), born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Person of interestGraham Norton

1963 Graham Norton [Graham Walker], Irish comedian and TV presenter, born in Dublin

TV Host and Comedian Graham Norton
TV Host and Comedian
Graham Norton
  • 1964 Gregory Thomas Kraft, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Robbie Rist, American actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestRobert Downey Jr

1965 Robert Downey Jr, American actor (Charlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • 1966 Nancy McKeon, American actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1968 Jennifer Lynch, American film director, screenwriter and author of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Barry Pepper, Canadian actor (The Kennedys), born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1971 John Zandig, American professional wrestler, born in Sewell, New Jersey
  • 1975 Pamela Ribon, American screenwriter and author, born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Stephen Mulhern, English TV presenter, born in Stratford, London
  • 1978 Irene Skliva, Greek model (Miss World 1996), born in Athens, Greece

Person of interestHeath Ledger

1979 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2008)

  • 1983 Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game show host (PlayMania Block), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • 1987 Devon Anderson, English actor (EastEnders), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1987 Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress (Flashpoint), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestJamie Lynn Spears

1991 Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress (Zoey 101), born in McComb, Mississippi

  • 1992 Alexa Nikolas, American actress (Zoey 101), born in Chicago, Illinois