Birthdays in Film & TV on August 31

  • 1890 Margaret Landis, American silent movie actress (A Million to Burn; The Empire Builders), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1981)
  • 1892 Claire DuBrey, American actress (Lightnin' in the Forest), born in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho (d. 1993)

Fredric MarchFredric March (1897-1975)

American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin

  • 1900 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England (d. 1984)

Arthur GodfreyArthur Godfrey (1903-1983)

American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York

  • 1905 Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1905 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Richard Basehart, American actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)

Alan Jay LernerAlan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)

American Tony and Academy Award-winning lyricist (with Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady; Gigi; Camelot), and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York

  • 1920 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1923 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Buddy Hackett [Leonard Hacker], American comedian and actor (God's Little Acre; The Music Man; The Love Bug), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1928 James Coburn, American actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven), born in Laurel, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Benito Wogatzki, German radio and TV writer (My Best Friends), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1937 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • 1937 Warren Berlinger, American actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Martin Bell 'the man in the white suit', British journalist (BBC) and politician, born in Redisham, England
  • 1940 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1941 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • 1942 Barnyard Dawg [George P Dog], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • 1942 Carole Wells, American actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1944 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1947 Mona Marshall, American voice actress (South Park, Fraggle Rock)
  • 1948 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter (Happy Days, Splash), born in New York City

Richard GereRichard Gere (73 years old)

1949 American actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1954 Tula [Caroline Cossey], English transsexual model (For Your Eyes Only), born in Brooke, England
  • 1957 Colm O'Rourke, Irish Gaelic footballer (All-Irelands 1987, 88; 5 x Leinster medals; 3 x NFL medals; Footballer of the Year 1991; Meath) and broadcaster/analyst (RTÉ, Sunday Independent), born in Edgeworthstown, Northern Ireland
  • 1959 Rachel Dennison, American actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1962 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1963 Todd Carty, English actor (Grange Hill, The Bill), born in London, England
  • 1965 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress, born in Lévis, Quebec
  • 1965 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor (Mortal Kombat: Conquest)
  • 1968 Jim Bob Howard, American actor (Flash and Bone), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1969 Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor (Australia Survivor presenter), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1970 Zack Ward, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Chris Tucker, American stand-up comedien and actor (Rush Hour), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Marc WebbMarc Webb (48 years old)

1974 American music video, TV, and film director (500 Days of Summer; The Amazing Spider-Man (2012-14 reboot)), born in Bloomington, Indiana

  • 1975 Sara Ramirez, Mexican actress (Grey's Anatomy), and singer, born inn Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1975 Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1977 Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Mickie James, American professional wrestler (WWE Women's Champion 2006), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1981 Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker (mumblecore film movement), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1984 Rajkummar Rao, Indian film actor (Shahid), born in Gurgaon, India