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 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)

Person of interestIngrid Bergman

1915 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • 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 (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

1923 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Young Winston), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2014)

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • 1923 Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley and Chairman of the Board of Governors of BBC (1986-96), born in Surrey (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Elizabeth "Betty" Lynn, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1926 MarĂ­a 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
  • 1941 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1942 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 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 (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
  • 1965 Dina Spybey, American actress
  • 1971 Carla Gugino, American actress
  • 1972 Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
  • 1973 Leigh Sherer, Jasper Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-Top 10-1996)
  • 1975 Dante Basco, Filipino-American actor
  • 1976 Stephanie Worcester, Miss USA-Maine (1997)
  • 1977 Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
  • 1977 Jo Weil, German actor
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1981 Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor
  • 1983 Jennifer Landon, actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California
  • 1985 Jeffrey Licon, American actor
  • 1986 Lauren Collins, Canadian actress
  • 1986 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York