Birthdays in Film & TV on August 16

  • 1885 Charles Carson, British actor (Cry the Beloved Country), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1907 Mae Clarke, [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Mae Clarke, American actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, American writer (Hollywood: A Novel)
  • 1925 Fess Parker, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth Texas
  • 1928 Ann Blyth, actress (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, Berkley California, actor (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
  • 1933 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1934 John Standing, British actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • 1934 Ketty Lester, [Revoyda Frierson], US singer/actress (Love Letters)
  • 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
  • 1936 Gary Clarke, actor (Hondo, Virginian, Michael Shayne), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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
  • 1945 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Lesley Ann Warren, American actress (Cinderella, Mission Impossible), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 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

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

Film Director James Cameron
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  • 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)

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1960 Timothy Hutton, Malibu California, actor (Turk 182, Ordinary People)
  • 1962 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish television personality
  • 1968 Donovan Leitch Jr, actor/musician (I Shot Andy Warhol)
  • 1969 Becky Delos Santos, playmate (April, 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Andy Milder, American voice actor
  • 1970 Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • 1970 Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
  • 1972 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian
  • 1975 George Stults, American actor
  • 1975 Taika Waititi, New Zealand film director (Thor: Ragnarok), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1977 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer/actor
  • 1982 Cam Gigandet, American actor
  • 1983 Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
  • 1985 Agnes Bruckner, American actress
  • 1986 Shawn Pyfrom, American actor
  • 1987 Kyal Marsh, Australian actor
  • 1988 Kevin Schmidt, American actor
  • 1991 Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
  • 1991 Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress