Birthdays in Film & TV on August 17

  • 1866 Julia Marlowe [Sarah Frances Frost], English-American Shakespearean actress, born in Cumberland, England (d. 1950)

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1882 Samuel Goldwyn [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Jewish Polish American movie producer (MGM), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1974)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1888 Monty Wooley, American actor (Pied Piper, The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)

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1893 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1900 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1918 Mort Marshall, American actor (Cully-Dumplings), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), Ranelagh, County Dublin (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Ralph Roberts, Salisbury NC, actor (Tradition, Gone are the Days)
  • 1926 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)
  • 1927 Robert Moore, actor (Marshall-Diana), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1928 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • 1932 Chet Allen, Chickasha Oklahoma, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter)
  • 1933 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], El Monte, California, American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah)
  • 1935 Oleg Tabakov, Russian actor
  • 1936 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Koos Postema, editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk)/Dutch TV host

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1943 Robert De Niro, American actor (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), born in NYC, New York

  • 1948 Bo Rucker, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1951 Robert Joy, actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955 Janet Quist playmate (Dec, 1978), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1955 Kevin Welch, California, country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love)
  • 1956 Gail Berman, American film executive
  • 1958 Belinda Carlisle, (GoGos lead singer, Heaven on Earth), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1960 Bruce Penhall, Balboa CA, actor (Savage Beach)

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1960 Sean Penn, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Santa Monica, California

Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn
  • 1962 Buddy Landel, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Carmen Berg, Bismark ND, playmate (July, 1987)
  • 1963 S. Shankar, Indian film director.
  • 1968 Helen McCrory, English actress
  • 1970 Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist
  • 1971 Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1975 Giuliana DePandi, Italian-born American television personality
  • 1976 Scott Halberstadt, American actor
  • 1977 Jake Patellis, actor (Paul Bowman-Good Life)
  • 1979 Marcus Patric, British actor
  • 1980 Shannon Lucio, American actress
  • 1981 Kristin Holt, American television personality
  • 1982 Melissa Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • 1985 YĆ« Aoi, Japanese actress
  • 1986 Bryton McClure, American actor (Richie-Family Matters), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1988 Brady Corbet, American actor
  • 1988 Erika Toda, Japanese actress
  • 1990 Colin Bates, American actor
  • 1990 Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress
  • 1996 Ella Cruz, Filipina actress