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 Charlie Hall, English comedic actor (Tit for Tat, A Chump at Oxford), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Colleen Moore, American actress (The Scarlet Letter), born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1962)
  • 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)
  • 1907 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, born in Písek, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese film score composer (Rashomon; Seven Samurai), born in Sendai, Honshū, Japan (d. 1955)
  • 1915 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916 Marie Wilson, American actress (The Story of Mankind, My Friend Irma), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1972)
  • 1921 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1991)
  • 1924 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Walter Massey, Canadian stage and screen actor (Shoestring Theatre; Arthur), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 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 Jill St John [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Christopher Cerf, American book editor, writer (National Lampoon), Emmy Award-winning television producer (Free To Be You and Me; Between the Lions), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter (Sesame Street - "Put Down the Duckie"; "Born To Add"), born in NYC
  • 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 Dave Dutton, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Atherton, England
  • 1947 Gerald McRaney, American actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad), born in Collins, Mississippi
  • 1950 Jennie Bond, British journalist (BBC Royal Correspondent), born in Hitchin, England
  • 1951 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine Academy Award-winning film composer (Brokeback Mountain), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • 1951 Lillian Müller Norwegian model, actress and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1975, Playmate of the Year 1976), born in Grimstad, Norway
  • 1951 Randi Oakes, American actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs), born in Randalia, Iowa
  • 1952 Jonathan Frakes, American actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen), born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer (Caro diario), born in Bruneck, Italy
  • 1955 Peter Gallagher, American actor (Summer Lovers; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; The Player; The O.C. - "Sandy"), and singer, born in New York City
  • 1956 Adam Arkin, American actor (Busting Loose; Pearl; Northern Exposure - "Adam"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1957 Darby Hinton, American actor (Daniel Boone - "Israel"; Days Of Our Lives - "Ian"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Eric Lutes, American actor (Del-Caroline in the City), born in Charlestown, Rhode Island
  • 1962 Valerie Kaprisky, French actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • 1963 John Stamos, American actor (General Hospital, Full House), born in Cypress, California
  • 1965 Kevin Dillon, American actor (Heaven Help Us, Platoon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Kyra Sedgwick, American actress (Phenomenon, Singles, The Closer), born in New York City
  • 1965 Maria de Medeiros, Portuguese actress and director
  • 1966 Lilian Garcia, Spanish-American wrestling announcer (WWE), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1967 Tabitha Soren, American MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas

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1969 Canadian-American actor (Chandler Bing on Friends), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts

  • 1969 Patrick Van Horn, American actor (Swingers)
  • 1971 Mary Joe Fernández, American tennis player, broadcaster (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1972 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Tracie Thoms, American actress (Rent), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1977 Callum Blue, English actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors), born in London, England
  • 1978 Aarti Sequeira, Indian-American cook and television personality (The Next Food Network Star, 2010; Aarti Party; Guy's Grocery Games), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1980 Darius Danesh, Scottish pop, opera and swing singer-songwriter and stage actor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2022)
  • 1982 Erika Christensen, American actress (Parenthood), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1982 Melissa Fumero [Gallo], American actress (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
  • 1983 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1984 Simon Bird, British comic actor (The Inbetweeners -"Will"; Friday Night Dinner - "Adam"), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • 1987 Ileana D'Cruz, Indian-Portuguese actress, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1988 Travis Tedford, American actor (The Little Rascals), born in Rockwall, Texas
  • 1989 (Percy) Romeo [Miller], American rapper (Lil' Romeo) and actor, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1995 Big Zuu [Zuhair Hassan], English rapper and TV personality (Big Eats), born in London, England
  • 1998 Ella Guevara, Filipino actress (Starstruck Kids), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 2335 William T. Riker, character on Star Trek Next Generation, born in Valdez, Alaska