On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on August 31

  • 1892 Claire DuBrey, American actress (Lightnin' in the Forest), born in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho (d. 1993)

Person of interestFredric March

1897 Fredric March, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

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

Person of interestArthur Godfrey

1903 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 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)
  • 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 [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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)
  • 1934 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1937 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • 1937 Warren Berlinger, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 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"
  • 1944 Jos LeDuc, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1947 Mona Marshall, American voice actress
  • 1948 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter

Person of interestRichard Gere

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

  • 1959 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1962 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1963 Todd Carty, Irish actor
  • 1965 Daniel Bernhardt, Swiss actor
  • 1965 Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress
  • 1968 Jim Bob Howard, American actor (Flash and Bone), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1969 Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor
  • 1970 Zack Ward, Canadian actor
  • 1971 Chris Tucker, American stand-up comedien and actor (Rush Hour), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975 Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1977 Jeff Hardy, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Phina Oruche, British actress
  • 1979 Mickie James, American professional wrestler (WWE Women's Champion 2006), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1981 Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker