Birthdays in Film & TV on August 29

  • 1891 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1898 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1899 George Macready, American actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Joe Sawyer [Sauers], Canadian actor (Adventures of Rin Tin Tin - "Sgt. Biff O'Hara"), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1980)
  • 1906 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)

Ingrid BergmanIngrid Bergman (1915-1982)

Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1916 George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Charles White, American actor (Airport 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley and Chairman of the Board of Governors of BBC (1986-96), born in Surrey (d. 2006)

Richard AttenboroughRichard Attenborough (1923-2014)

English actor and director (Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Young Winston), born in Cambridge, England

  • 1926 Elizabeth "Betty" Lynn, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1926 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Bournemouth, Hampshire (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • 1935 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938 Elliott Gould, American actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1939 Joel Schumacher, American film director (Lost Boys, Batman), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1942 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Stan Hansen, American pro wrestler, 1973-2001 (most successful gaijin in Japanese pro wrestling history), born in Knox City Texas
  • 1953 Speedy Gonzales, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Cat-Tails for Two"
  • 1957 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1958 Lenny Henry, British stand-up comedian and actor (3 of a Kind), born in Dudley, West Midlands, England
  • 1959 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor and producer (Ninne Pelladata), born in Madras, India
  • 1959 Rebecca De Mornay, American actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1960 William Susman, American pianist and contemporary classical and documentary film score composer (Pentateuch; Snow Lion of Peace; Native New Yorker), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Dina Spybey, American actress, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1971 Carla Gugino, American actress, born in Sarasota, Florida
  • 1972 Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1975 Dante Basco, Filipino-American actor, born in Pittsburg, California
  • 1977 Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1977 Jo Weil, German actor, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1981 Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), New Zealand actor, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1983 Jennifer Landon, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California
  • 1985 Jeffrey Licon, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1986 Lauren Collins, Canadian actress, born in Thornhill, Canada
  • 1986 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York