Birthdays in Film & TV on August 18

  • 1873 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 1933)
  • 1900 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1906 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), born in Sheppey, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Miliza Korjus, Polish actress (Great Waltz), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1980)

Person of interestShelley Winters

1920 Shelley Winters [Schrift], American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • 1930 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France
  • 1935 Gail Fisher, actress (Peggy-Mannix), born in Orange, New Jersey

Person of interestRobert Redford

1936 Robert Redford, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1937 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Molly Bee, actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1939 Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Christopher Jones, actor (Wild in the Streets), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Martin Mull, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1948 Carol O'Neal, playmate (July, 1972)
  • 1948 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ), born in St. Lucia, Caribbean
  • 1950 Candice Earley, actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children), born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1952 Patrick Swayze, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957 Carole Bouquest, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France
  • 1957 Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Madeleine Stowe, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • 1961 John Viscardi, American actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Craig Bierko, American actor
  • 1965 Jim Florentine, American comedian
  • 1966 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1968 Greta Lind, Goshen NY, actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children)
  • 1968 Griffin Drew, Hazelhurst Georgia, actress (Dinosaur Island)
  • 1968 Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress
  • 1969 Christian Slater, actor (Robin Hood, Untamed Heart, Heathers)
  • 1969 Edward Norton, American actor (American History X), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Malcolm Jamal Warner, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1970 Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist, born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Trey Ames, actor (David-A Year in the Life), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1971 Jacob Vargas, American actor (Mi vida loca), born in Michoacan, Mexico
  • 1972 Shaun Wilson, Australian artist and filmmaker, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1976 Daphnee Lynn Duplaix, playmate (July 1997), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1978 Andy Samberg, American comedian and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1980 Preeti Jhangiani, Indian actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1987 Mika Boorem, American actress (Hearts in Atlantis), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1992 Riko Narumi, Japanese actress and model, born in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama
  • 1994 Jessie Flower [Michaela Murphy], American actress (Avatar: The Last Airbender), born in Southern Indiana
  • 1995 Parker McKenna Posey, American actress (My Wife and Kids), born in Los Angeles, California