Birthdays in Film & TV on April 7

  • 1897 Walter Winchell, American journalist, gossip columnist, radio host, and narrator (the Untouchables), born in New York (d. 1972)
  • 1903 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1909 Robert Raglan, British character actor (Dad's Army - " Colonel Pritchard"), born in Reigate, Surrey, England (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Stanley Adams, American character actor (Star Trek - "Cyrano Jones"; Breakfast at Tiffany's; Lilies of the Field), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1917 R G Armstrong [Robert Golden], American actor (Predator, Dick Tracey, T.H.E. Cat), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), born in Norwood, England (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Gino Marinuzzi, Jr., Italian-American conductor, symphonic and film score composer (Le Carrosse d’or), and electronic music pioneer (Fonosynth), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1928 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel in Fawlty Towers), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, 1972-75 - "Capt. 'Trapper' John McIntyre"; House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2007) [1]
  • 1938 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California
  • 1939 David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola (83 years old)

1939 American director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1941 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Edda Barends, actress (Arthur & Eva)
  • 1942 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • 1943 Roberta Shore [Schourop], American actress (The Virginian), and singer, born in Monterey Park, California,

Jackie ChanJackie Chan (68 years old)

1954 Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong

  • 1957 Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
  • 1958 Alexandra Neil, actress (Rose-Guiding Light), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Elaine Miles, American actress (Northern Exposure - "Marilyn Whirlwind"), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • 1962 Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor, Italian-born American actor (In the Heat of the Night), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1995)

Russell CroweRussell Crowe (58 years old)

1964 Australian-New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • 1965 Bill Bellamy, American actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1966 Teri Ann Linn, American actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Guillaume Depardieu, French actor
  • 1973 Ève Salvail, Canadian model
  • 1976 Kevin Alejandro, American actor
  • 1977 Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
  • 1978 Duncan James, British pop singer (Blue -"If You Come Back"), and actor (Hollyoaks), born in Dorset, England
  • 1982 Sonjay Dutt, Indian American professional wrestler
  • 1987 Alexa Demara, American model and actress
  • 1987 Ismael Cruz Córdova, Puerto Rican actor (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico