Birthdays in Film & TV on August 1

  • 1867 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1910 Walter Scharf, American film composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Henry Jones, American actor (Vertigo, Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Jeffrey Segal, British actor and playwright (Dad's Army, Traitors), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Paul Lambert, American character actor (Executive Suite, Spartacus), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), born in Dadar, Mumbai, India (d. 1972)
  • 1933 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-American voice actor and comedian, born in Venezuela
  • 1936 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)
  • 1942 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy) born in La Spezia, Italy
  • 1947 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 1949 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, born in Tenterden, Kent (d. 1995)
  • 1952 Brian Patrick Clarke, American actor (Merle-Eight is Enough), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Laura Johnson, American actress (Falcon Crest), born in Burbank, California
  • 1957 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), born in Glendale, California (d. 2015)
  • 1958 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor (Hear My Song), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • 1961 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, I Want to Live), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1963 Demián Bichir, Mexican-American actor (A Better Life), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
  • 1963 John Carroll Lynch, American actor (Shutter Island, Gran Torino), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1964 Rob Camilletti, American actor (Born on the Fourth of July), born in Queens, New York
  • 1965 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director, born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • 1969 David Wain, American actor and director (Wet Hot American Summer), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • 1972 D-Von Dudley, American professional wrestler, born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1972 Tanya Reid, Canadian actress (Exit to Eden), born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • 1973 Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor (Open Your Eyes), born in Santander, Cantabria, Spain
  • 1973 Les Hill, Australian actor (Underbelly), born in Randwick, Australia
  • 1975 Mandy Leigh, American actress (Bloodscent), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1979 Honeysuckle Weeks, Welsh actress (Foyle's War), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1981 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California
  • 1982 Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress, born in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1984 Valery Ortiz, Puerto Rican actress (Hit the Floor), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1990 Landry Allbright, American actress (Bridget Forrester in Bold & Beautiful), born in San Dimas, California
  • 1998 Khamani Griffin, American actor (All Of Us, Daddy Day Care), born in Oakland, California