Birthdays in Film & TV on August 15

  • 1851 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1879 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American classic film & stage actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Mary Nash, American actress (The Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Troy, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Estelle Brody, American actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Bill Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (Johnny Angel, A Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), born in Bramhall, Cheshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1918 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Huntz Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster, born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Rose Marie, American actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Georgiann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers), born in Decorah, Iowa
  • 1928 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England
  • 1931 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Lori Nelson, American actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire), Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1935 Abby Dalton, actress (Joey Bishop Show), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1935 Jim Dale, English actor, director and singer (Barnum, My One & Only), born in Rothwell, England
  • 1943 Barbara Bouchet, German-American actress (Casino Royale), born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 1943 María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1944 Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1946 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London
  • 1947 Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress (Shubho Mahurat), born in Ranaghat, Bengal, India
  • 1949 Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
  • 1950 Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)
  • 1951 Ann Biderman, American film and television writer
  • 1955 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • 1957 Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
  • 1958 Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
  • 1963 Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director (Birdman, Babel), born in Mexico City
  • 1964 Debi Mazar, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law), born in Queens, New York
  • 1967 Peter Hermann, American actor (Beautiful People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Indian spiritual leader and filmmaker, born in Sri Gurusar Modia
  • 1968 Debra Messing, American actress
  • 1969 Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer
  • 1970 Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
  • 1970 Maddie Corman, American actress
  • 1971 Priscilla Taylor, playmate (Mar, 1996), born in Miami, Florida

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1972 Ben Affleck, American actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Berkeley, California

  • 1972 Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
  • 1972 Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
  • 1974 Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
  • 1977 Nicole Paggi, American actress (Hope and Faith), born in Travis County, Texas
  • 1980 Nathalie Press, English actress
  • 1981 Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
  • 1989 Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain

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1990 Jennifer Lawrence, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook), born in Louisville, Kentucky