Birthdays in Film & TV on August 16

  • 1885 Charles Carson, British actor (Cry the Beloved Country), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1895 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), born in Weed, New Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", born in Andernach, Weimar Republic Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Fess Parker, American actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Ann Blyth, American actress and singer (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1929 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Oakland, California (d. 2010)
  • 1933 Gary Clarke [Clarke F. L'Amoreaux], American actor (Hondo -"Captain Richards"; The Virginian -"Steve"), singer ("Tomorrow May Never Come"), and screenwriter (Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933 Julie Newmar, American actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1934 John Standing, British actor (Lime Street - "Edward"), born in London, England
  • 1934 Ketty Lester [Revoyda Frierson], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1934 Pierre Richard, French actor and director (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • 1935 Betsy von Furstenberg, Nelheim Ger, actress (Machine Calls it Murder)
  • 1936 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • 1942 John Challis, British stage and screen actor (Only Fools and Horses - "Boycie"; Green Green Grass), born in Chiswick, England (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Lesley Ann Warren, American actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1950 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • 1952 Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
  • 1953 Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1953 Kathie Lee Gifford, American TV presenter (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Today show), born in Paris, France,

James CameronJames Cameron (68 years old)

1954 Canadian film director and writer (Titanic, Avatar), born in Kapuskasing, Ontario

  • 1957 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1958 Angela Bassett, American actress (What's Love Got to Do With It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Jonathan Prince, Beverly Hills Pa, actor (Danny-Alice, Pray TV)

MadonnaMadonna (64 years old)

1958 American singer and actress (Like a Virgin), born in Bay City, Michigan

  • 1960 Timothy Hutton, American actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People), born in Malibu, California

Steve CarellSteve Carell (60 years old)

1962 American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts

  • 1967 Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
  • 1968 Donovan Leitch Jr., American actor (I Shot Andy Warhol) and musician (Camp Freddy), born in London, England
  • 1969 Andy Milder, American voice actor
  • 1970 Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • 1970 Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
  • 1972 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian, born in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1975 George Stults, American actor, born in Detroit, Michigan

Taika WaititiTaika Waititi (47 years old)

1975 New Zealand film director (Boy, Thor: Ragnarok), born in Raukokore, New Zealand

  • 1977 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1982 Cam Gigandet, American actor, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1983 Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ, born in Kent, United Kingdom
  • 1985 Agnes Bruckner, American actress, born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • 1986 Shawn Pyfrom, American actor, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1987 Kyal Marsh, Australian actor, born in Clare, South Australia
  • 1988 Kevin Schmidt, American actor, born in Andover, Kansas
  • 1988 Rumer Willis, American 1st child of actors Bruce Willis & Demi Moore, born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1991 Evanna Lynch, Irish actress, born in Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1991 Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec