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, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
  • 1913 Rosemary Lane, American actress (An Angel from Texas, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • 1916 David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched)
  • 1920 Éric Rohmer [Maurice Schérer], French director, journalist and teacher (My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Le rayon vert), born in Tulle, Corrèze, France (d. 2010)
  • 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, actor (Doc, East Side/West Side), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1926 Cloris Leachman, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1928 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)

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

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

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

  • 1932 Estelle Harris, American actress
  • 1932 Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Yuryevetsky District, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • 1934 Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster
  • 1938 Michael Parks, American actor (Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Bill Tarmey, Ardwick, Manchester, actor (Coronation Street), (d. 2012)
  • 1944 David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  • 1944 Craig T. Nelson, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1945 Caroline McWilliams, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1945 Walter Charles, East Strousberg PA, actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds)
  • 1947 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • 1948 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
  • 1950 Christine Lahti, American actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Julie Carmen, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1956 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
  • 1957 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1957 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
  • 1958 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • 1960 Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
  • 1960 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
  • 1962 Ava Fabian, Brewster NY, playmate (Aug, 1986)/actress (Cafe Nostra)
  • 1963 Anthony Clark, comedian (Boyd Pritchett-Boston Common)

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 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 ( Chrlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • 1966 Nancy McKeon, actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life), born in Westbury, New York
  • 1970 Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
  • 1971 John Zandig, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Pamela Ribon, American author, actress
  • 1977 Stephen Mulhern, British magician, CITV Presenter
  • 1978 Irene Skliva, Athens Greece, Miss World (1996)

Person of interestHeath Ledger

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

  • 1980 Trevor Moore, American comedian
  • 1987 Devon Anderson, English actor
  • 1987 Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

Person of interestJamie Lynn Spears

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

  • 1992 Alexa Nikolas, American actress