Birthdays in Film & TV on April 8

  • 1880 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • 1887 Walter Connolly, American actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1889 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)

Person of interestMary Pickford

1892 Mary Pickford [Gladys Smith], Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1979)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1893 Grace Cunard, American silent screen actress (Resurrection), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1905 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1909 John Fante, Italian-American author and screenwriter (Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Ask the Dust, Full of Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Sonja Henie, Norwegian ice skater (Olympic gold 1928,32,36) and actress (My Lucky Star), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1969)
  • 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, 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, film historian
  • 1930 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1930 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 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, actor (Despair, Marriage of Marla Braun), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938 Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
  • 1943 Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
  • 1944 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
  • 1946 Stuart Pankin, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Tim Thomerson, American actor
  • 1947 Cindy Pickett, American actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1949 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • 1954 John Schneider, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1955 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
  • 1956 Christine Boisson, French actress
  • 1956 Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
  • 1960 John Schneider, American actor
  • 1961 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality

Person of interestRobin Wright

1966 Robin Wright, American actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • 1966 Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
  • 1967 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • 1968 Patricia Arquette, actress (Boyhood, True Romance), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978 Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
  • 1980 Katee Sackhoff, American actress
  • 1981 Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
  • 1983 Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
  • 1983 Adrian Bellani, American actor
  • 1984 Taran Noah Smith, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1984 Júlia Liptáková, Slovakian model
  • 1984 Kirsten Storms, American actress
  • 1986 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • 1992 Shelby Young, American actress
  • 1993 Trent Sullivan, Australian Actor