Birthdays in Film & TV on August 19

  • 1873 Fred Stone, renowned American circus performer and broadway actor (Alice Adams), born in Longmont, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1883 Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1893 Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1962)
  • 1899 Colleen Moore, American actress (The Scarlet Letter), born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Charlie Hall, English comedic actor (Tit for Tat, A Chump at Oxford), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1903 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, France (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Muriel Kirkland, American actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904 June Collyer, American actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1906 Philo T Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 Marie Wilson, Anaheim California, actress (My Friend Irma)
  • 1921 Gene Roddenberry, executive producer (Star Trek), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1924 William Marshall, actor (Blacula, Something of Value), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1933 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1938 Diana Muldaur, American actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • 1940 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1947 Gerald McRaney, American actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad), born in Collins, Mississippi
  • 1947 Dave Dutton, English actor
  • 1951 Lillian Müller Norwegian model, actress and playmate of year (Aug, 1975), born in Grimstad, Norway
  • 1951 Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
  • 1951 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1952 Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen)
  • 1953 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1955 Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)
  • 1956 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957 Darby Hinton, actor (Israel in Daniel Boone), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Eric Lutes, Charlestown RI, actor (Del-Caroline in the City)
  • 1962 Valerie Kaprisky, actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • 1963 John Stamos, Cypress California, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
  • 1965 Kevin Dillon, actor (Heaven Help Us, Platoon), born in New York City
  • 1965 Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World)
  • 1965 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1967 Tabitha Soren, American MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1969 Matthew Perry, Canadian-American actor (Chandler Bing on Friends), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Patrick Van Horn, American actor
  • 1972 Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1975 Tracie Thoms, American actress
  • 1977 Callum Blue, actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors), born in London, England
  • 1980 Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor
  • 1982 Erika Christensen, American actress
  • 1982 Melissa Fumero [Gallo], American actress (Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
  • 1983 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer
  • 1984 Micah Alberti, American actor
  • 1987 Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress
  • 1988 Travis Tedford, American actor
  • 1998 Ella Guevara, Filipino actress
  • 2335 William T Riker, Valdez Alaska, character on Star Trek Next Generation