Birthdays in Film & TV on April 8

  • 1887 Walter Connolly, American actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1888 Victor Schertzinger, American composer and director (Uptown NY), born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania (d. 1941)

Mary PickfordMary Pickford (1892-1979)

Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl, Suds, Secrets), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1893 Grace Cunard, American silent screen actress (Untamed, Resurrection), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1905 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1909 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)

Sonja HenieSonja Henie (1912-1969)

Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), and actress (My Lucky Star), born in Oslo, Norway

  • 1914 María Félix, Mexican actress (Doña Bárbara), born in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (Knight Rider), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1925 Shecky Greene [Fred Greenfield], American comedian and actor (Love Machine; Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra; The 39 Steps), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A--), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • 1929 WIlliam K. Everson, English American film historian, born in Yeovil, England (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Earnest; Cromwell), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1930 John Reardon, American stage actor and operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1965-77), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1931 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Klaus Lowitsch, German actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938 Lory Patrick, American actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo), born in Beckley West Virginia
  • 1941 Murray Khouri, New Zealand classical clarinet player (Australia Ensemble), writer, and broadcaster, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Douglas Trumbull, American film director (Silent Running, Brainstorm), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Robby Weaver, American actor (Stone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), born in Garnant, Wales (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Stuart Pankin, American comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Tim Thomerson, American actor (Trancers), born in Coronado, California
  • 1947 Cindy Pickett, American actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1949 Jim Lampley, American broadcaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • 1949 Tom Owen [Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, 2000-10 - "Tom"), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2022)
  • 1955 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman (Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th franchise), born in Auburn, California
  • 1956 Christine Boisson, French actress, born in Salon-de-Provence, France
  • 1956 Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer (Best in Show), born in Rochester, England
  • 1960 John Schneider, American actor (Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1961 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality (Survivor), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1964 Lisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster, journalist and model, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality

Robin WrightRobin Wright (56 years old)

1966 American actress (Princess Bride, House of Cards), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1967 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • 1968 Patricia Arquette, American actress (Boyhood, True Romance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Craig Mazin, American scriptwriter and film director (Chernobyl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973 Emma Caulfield, American actress (Anya in Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in San Diego, California
  • 1974 Chino XL [Derek Keith Barbosa], American rapper and actor, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1978 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress (Goliath), born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1980 Katee Sackhoff, American actress (Battlestar Galatica), born in Portland, Oregan
  • 1981 Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model (Friday Night Lights), born in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 1983 Adrian Bellani [Gerardo Celasco], American actor (Passions), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1983 Allu Arjun, Indian Telugu film actor (Parugu), born in Madras, India
  • 1984 Ezra Koenig, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"; "Oxford Comma"), and broadcaster (Time Crisis), born in New York City
  • 1984 Kirsten Storms, American actress, born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1984 Taran Noah Smith, American actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1986 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997 Evan Mock, American model and actor (Gossip Girl), born in Hawaii
  • 1999 Isaac Hempstead Wright, English actor (Bran in Game of Thrones), born in Surrey, England
  • 2002 Skai Jackson, American actress (Jessie) and author, born in New York City