Birthdays in Film & TV on August 23

  • 1884 Will Cuppy, American humorist (The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody), born in Auburn, Indiana (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor and playwright (Fatherland), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1894 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), born in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1965)
  • 1905 (John) "Rags" Ragland, American burlesque comedian, and stage and screen character actor (Whistling In The Dark), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1946)

Gene KellyGene Kelly (1912-1996)

American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and film director (An American in Paris; On The Town; Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1922 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter, television writer and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Humphrey Fisher, TV producer, born in England (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2005)

Robert SolowRobert Solow (98 years old)

1924 American economist who developed the Solow–Swan model of economic growth (Nobel Prize, 1987), born in NYC, New York

  • 1927 Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), born in Marseille, France (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York (d. 2014)

Vera MilesVera Miles (93 years old)

1929 American actress (Psycho;The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

  • 1930 Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)

Barbara EdenBarbara Eden (91 years old)

1931 American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

  • 1935 Roy Strong, English writer, art historian and director (Victoria & Albert Museum), born in Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
  • 1940 Richard Sanders, American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Les Nessman"), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Tony Bill, American actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65), born in San Diego, California
  • 1943 Bobby Diamond, American actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Lena Tabori, Swedish actress model and daughter of Viveca Lindfors, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1947 David Robb, British actor (I, Claudius), born in London
  • 1949 Christopher Blake, English actor (Alexa), born in Chingford, London
  • 1949 Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital, 1981-83 and 2004-08 - "Noah Drake"), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • 1949 Shelley Long, American actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1951 Mark Hudson, American television personality (The Hudson Brothers), musician, songwriter, and record producer (Aerosmith; Hanson; Ringo Starr; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954 Charles Busch, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and drag queen (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), in Hartsdale, New York
  • 1956 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Chris Potter, Canadian actor (Kung Fu: The Legend Continues), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • 1963 Park Chan-wook, South Korean filmmaker (Joint Security Area, Thirst), born in Seoul
  • 1964 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1965 Roger Avary, Canadian-American screenwriter, director, and producer (Pulp Fiction), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1970 Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian, born in Verona, New Jersey

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix (1970-1993)

American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), born in Madras, Oregon

  • 1973 Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model, born in Thane, India
  • 1974 Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1974 Ray Park, Scottish actor (G.I. Joes movies; Slayer), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Scott Caan, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Philippines