Birthdays in Film & TV on August 22

  • 1888 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1894 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (Catherine the Great), born in Drohobycz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), born in Verdun, France (d. 1975)

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1902 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

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  • 1905 Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), born in Kipling, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1916 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • 1922 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1924 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Hired Wife), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1925 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London
  • 1928 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1933 Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (Jessica, Hercules), born in Split, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
  • 1935 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1939 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1940 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1945 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947 Cindy Williams, American actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1948 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • 1948 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1951 Gordon Liu [Chia-Hui Liu or Jin-Hsi Shin], Chinese actor (Kill Bill, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) born in Guangdong, China
  • 1953 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • 1955 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1958 Colm Feore, American actor (The Chronicles of Riddick), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Stevie Ray [Lane Huffman], American professional wrestler, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, English-American actor (The Mummy Returns), born in Islington, London
  • 1967 Ant [Anthony Steven Kalloniatis], American comedian, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Ty Burrell, American actor (Modern Family, Evolution), born in Grants Pass, Oregon
  • 1967 Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer, born in Leonardtown, Maryland
  • 1968 Casper Christensen, Danish comedian (Hvaffor en hånd), born in Kerteminde, Denmark
  • 1970 Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and television host, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1971 Richard Armitage, English actor (The Hobbit, Robin Hood), born in Leicester, Leicestershire
  • 1971 Rick Yune, American actor (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Marliece Andrada, playmate (March 1998), born in Manteca, California
  • 1973 Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
  • 1973 Kristen Wiig, American comedian and actress (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1974 Brimstone, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Sheree Murphy, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • 1975 Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor (Love Actually), born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1978 James Corden, British actor, comedian and television host (The Late Late Show with James Corden), born in Hillingdon, London
  • 1979 Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor (The People Under the Stairs), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1979 Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1980 Christi Shake, American model and actress, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1983 Laura Breckenridge, American actress (Rose Sorelli-Related), born in Flourtown, Pennsylvania
  • 1986 Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress, born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan