Birthdays in Film & TV on August 14

  • 1850 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), born in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (d. 1921)

Francis FordFrancis Ford (1881-1953)

American actor (The Quiet Man), born in Portland, Maine

  • 1887 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (Falscher Start), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1937)
  • 1893 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1953)
  • 1908 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (Antigone, Marinos Kontaras), born in Kastelli Kissamou, Crete (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Russell Baker, American columnist, author and humorist (NY Times), born in Loudoun County, Virginia (d. 2019)

René GoscinnyRené Goscinny (1926-1977)

French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France

  • 1927 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, born in Vancouver (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Lina Wertmüller [Arcangela Braueich], Italian screenwriter, film director, and 1st woman nominated for an Academy Award for Directing (Seven Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1932 Barry Frank, American television sports impresario (CBS, ABC and IMG), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Durrington, Wiltshire (d. 2011)
  • 1942 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1945 Brenda Benet, American actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California

Steve MartinSteve Martin (77 years old)

1945 American comedian, banjo player, author and actor (Parenthood; The Jerk; Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

  • 1945 Tony Scannel, Irish actor (Bill, Blue Money), born in Kinsale, Ireland
  • 1945 Wim Wenders, German filmmaker (American Friend, Hammett), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1946 Antonio Fargas, American actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Susan Saint James, American actress (Kate & Allie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Peter Christian, English actor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1948 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), born in Castries, Saint Lucia
  • 1949 Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • 1951 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951 Peter Blegvad, American avant-garde guitarist, lyricist (Slapp Happy), and cartoonist, born in New York City, New York
  • 1953 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author, born in Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic; Apollo 13; Avatar), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1955 Gillian Taylforth, British actress (EastEnders, 1985-2000, 2015-present - "Kathy Beale"; Footballers' Wives (2002–2006), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1957 Jackée Harry, American actress (Sandra-227), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1958 Bobby Eaton, American wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1959 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1960 Sarah Brightman, British stage actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, England
  • 1961 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • 1961 Susan Olson, American actress (The Brady Bunch -"Cindy", born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1965 Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • 1966 David Hallyday, French singer-songwriter and actor (He's My Girl), born in Boulougne, France

Halle BerryHalle Berry (56 years old)

1966 American actress (X-Men: The Last Stand: Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1968 Adrian Lester, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Catherine Bell, British-American actress (JAG - "Sarah MacKenzie"; The Good Witch - "Cassie"), born in London, England
  • 1971 Raoul Bova, Italian actor, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1973 Romane Bohringer, French actress (Savage Nights), born in Pont-Sainte-Maxence, France
  • 1974 Christopher Gorham, American actor, born in Fresno, California
  • 1976 Alex Albrecht, American actor, born in Vienna, Virginia
  • 1976 Maya Nasri [Asmar], Lebanese actress and singer, born in Minyara, Lebanon
  • 1976 Steve Braun, Canadian actor, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1978 Kate Ritchie, Australian actress, born in Goulburn, Australia
  • 1979 Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director, born in Fukui, Japan
  • 1981 Ray William Johnson, American comedian, writer, and youtuber (Equals Three; Your Favorite Martian), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1983 Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress (Friends with Benefits; That '70s Show - "Jackie"), born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1984 Nick Grimshaw, English DJ and television presenter, born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1985 Charlotte Kate Fox, American actress (Asadora; Massan), born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1989 Meyne Wyatt, Australian actor (Redfern Now), born in Kalgoorlie, Australia
  • 2004 Marsai Martin, American actress and producer (Black-ish), born in Plano, Texas