On This Day

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)
  • 1918 Karen [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1967)
  • 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)
  • 1929 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 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 actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • 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)

Person of interestBilly Dee Williams

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

Person of interestMerle Haggard

1937 Merle Haggard, American country singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), born in Oildale, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1938 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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)

  • 1942 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • 1943 Susan Tolsky, American actress (Madame's Place; Here Come The Brides), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1947 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), 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, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women, Eve 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)
  • 1962 Pol Medina Jr., Filipino cartoonist (Pugad Baboy), born in Phillippines
  • 1966 Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
  • 1969 Ari Meyers, American actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Person of interestPaul Rudd

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

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

Person of interestZach Braff

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

Actor Zach Braff
Actor
Zach Braff
  • 1976 Candace H Cameron Bure, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House)
  • 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
  • 1988 Mike Bailey, English actor