On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on August 14

  • 1850 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), born in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (d. 1921)
  • 1881 Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1953)
  • 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. 1963)
  • 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)

Person of interestRené Goscinny

1926 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France (d. 1977)

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 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

Person of interestSteve Martin

1945 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin

  • 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
  • 1953 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 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, English actress and singer (Phantom of the Opera), born in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
  • 1961 Susan Olson, American actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1961 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • 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

Person of interestHalle Berry

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

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
  • 1968 Adrian Lester, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 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, 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
  • 1983 Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress (Friends with Benefits), born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • 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