On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on August 13

  • 1894 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher and director, born in Lugano, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), born in Eastman, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

1899 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • 1903 Wilton Graff, American actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • 1908 Gene Raymond [Raymond Guion], American actor (Paris 7000, Love on a Bet, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1909 John Beal [James Andrew Bliedung], American actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Les Misérables), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1912 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), born in Griswold, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1929 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Madhur Jaffrey, Indian cookbook writer and actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Delhi, British India

  • 1941 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1943 Susan Jameson, English actress (Secret World of Polly Flint), born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England
  • 1944 Kevin Tighe, American actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Gretchen Corbett, American actress (Beth-Rockford Files), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1947 John Stocker, Canadian voice actor (The Dream Team), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Andre van de Berg, actor and director (Transport)
  • 1951 Jeff Altman, American comedian and actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1952 Marie Helvin, American model and actress (Children), born in Tokyo
  • 1955 Paul Greengrass, English film director (Bloody Sunday), born in Cheam, Surrey, England
  • 1958 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 Danny Bonaduce, American actor (Danny-Partridge Family), born in Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Dawnn Lewis, American actress (Jaleesa-Different World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster, born in Whiston, Lancashire, England
  • 1961 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • 1962 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

1963 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), born in Sivakasi, Madras State (d. 2018)

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 1964 Hank Cheyne, American actor (Sunset Beach), born in Santa Maria, California
  • 1967 Quinn Cummings, American actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1971 Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor (Run Lola Run), born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1971 Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born American actor (Next Friday, Eagle Eye), born in San Salvador, El Salvador
  • 1975 James Carpinello, American actor (Rock of Ages), born in Albany, New York
  • 1983 Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor, born in Constanța, Romania