Birthdays in Film & TV on April 6

  • 1883 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)
  • 1889 Barry Macollum, Irish actor (The Trouble With Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1892 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • 1898 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot, The Rebel Set), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Gertrude Short, American actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1904 William Challee, American stage and screen actor (Desperate; Five Easy Pieces; Moonchild), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Karen [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1929 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1929 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress (Touch Of Evil; Bob Cummings Show), and nightclub singer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • 1931 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Dudley Sutton, British stage and screen actor (Leather Boys; Brimstone & Treacle; Lovejoy - "Tinker Dill"), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Guy Peellaert, Belgian graphic artist, photographer (Rock Dreams), movie poster and album cover designer (David Bowie -"Diamond Dogs'; Rolling Stones - "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2008)

Billy Dee WilliamsBilly Dee Williams (85 years old)

1937 Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard (1937-2016)

American country singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), born in Oildale, California

  • 1938 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Barry Levinson, American Academy Award-winning film director, and screenwriter (Diner; Rain Man; Good Morning, Vietnam), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1942 Phil Austin, American comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • 1943 Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • 1943 Susan Tolsky, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2022)
  • 1947 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cheers -"Cliff Clavin"; Toy Story; Ghandi), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1948 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • 1949 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Judith McConnell, actress (Sophia Capwell-Santa Barbara)
  • 1952 Marilu Henner, American stage and screen actress (Taxi - "Elaine"; The Man Who Loved Women; Evening Shade), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Patrick Doyle, Scottish film composer (Artemis Fowl; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Thor), born in Uddingston, Scotland
  • 1954 Judi Bowker, Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans)
  • 1955 Michael Rooker, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • 1956 Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Gene Eugene [Andrusco], Canadian-American actor, singer-songwriter (Adam Again; Lost Dogs), and record producer, born in Fort Frances, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1962 Pol Medina Jr., Filipino cartoonist (Pugad Baboy), born in Phillippines
  • 1963 Shaun Toub, Persian-American actor (Iron Man; Homeland), born in Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
  • 1966 Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
  • 1969 Ari Meyers, American actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Paul RuddPaul Rudd (53 years old)

1969 American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), born in Passaic, New Jersey

  • 1972 Jason Hervey, actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years)
  • 1973 Gina Yashere, English comedian
  • 1973 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer

Zach BraffZach Braff (47 years old)

1975 American actor (Dr. John Dorian-Scrubs), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • 1976 Candace Cameron Bure, American actress (DJ Tanner-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Lauren Ridloff, American actress (The Walking Dead; Eternals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980 Matthew Thomas Carey, American actor (Old School, The Banger Sisters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1982 Bret Harrison, American actor (Orange County), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1983 Diora Baird, American actress
  • 1983 Jade Seah, Singaporean model, host and actress
  • 1987 Jerrod Carmichael, American comedian and filmmaker (Rothaniel), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1988 Mike Bailey, English actor
  • 1998 Peyton List, American actress (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), born in Florida