On This Day

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

Person of interestSam Mendes

1965 Sam Mendes, British stage and film director, born in Reading, Berkshire, England

Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
  • 1968 Roshumba Williams, American model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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

Person of interestJason Momoa

1979 Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), 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