Birthdays in Film & TV on August 6

  • 1880 Hans Moser, Austrian actor (Hello Service Man, Once Upon a Time), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Leo Carrillo, American actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • 1892 Edmund "Hoot" Gibson, American rodeo champion, western actor, director, and producer (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw), born in Tekamah, Nebraska (d. 1962)
  • 1896 Cyril Mockridge, British composer for film and television (Miracle On 34th Street; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in London (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • 1908 William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Friedrich Schröder, Swiss light classical, operetta, schlager, and film score composer, born in Nafels, Switzerland (d. 1972)

Lucille BallLucille Ball (1911-1989)

American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy; Mame), born in Jamestown, New York

  • 1915 Jim Ameche [James Amici], American voice actor (Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Ella Raines, American actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact, Brute Force), born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington (d. 1988)
  • 1923 John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family;, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1923 William B Williams, American DJ (WNEW - Make Believe Ballroom), and TV announcer/second banana (Sammy and Company), born in Babylon, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1925 Barbara Bates, American actress (All About Eve, It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • 1926 Frank Finlay, British actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)

Andy WarholAndy Warhol (1928-1987)

American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1930 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], American jazz vocalist, songwriter, actress (Nothing But a Man), and civil rights activist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Anneli Sauli [Savolainen], Finnish actress (Milkmaid), born in Pyhäjoki, Finland
  • 1937 Barbara Windsor, British actress and Dame (Carry On films; EastEnders), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), born in Ribas de Sil, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
  • 1938 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938 Peter Bonerz, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1940 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
  • 1943 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • 1943 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village actor (Rhoda, House Calls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
  • 1947 Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
  • 1949 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1950 Dorian Harewood, American actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1950 Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
  • 1951 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • 1956 Stepfanie Kramer, American actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Faith Prince, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1959 Grant Aleksander, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Michelle YeohMichelle Yeoh (60 years old)

1962 Chinese-Malaysian actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Federation of Malaya

  • 1963 Kimberley Conrad, American Playboy model (January 1988, Playmate of the year 1989) who married Hugh Hefner, born in Moulton, Alabama
  • 1964 Lisa Boyle, actress (Showgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Moosie Drier, actor (Laugh-in), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Juliane Köhler, German actress
  • 1965 Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
  • 1965 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese film, anime, and video game music composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970 M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director (The Sixth Sense), born in Mahé, India
  • 1971 Merrin Dungey, American actress
  • 1973 Max Kellerman, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in The Bronx, NYC
  • 1973 Vera Farmiga, American actress
  • 1974 Ever Carradine, American actress
  • 1975 Jamie McGonnigal, American actor
  • 1976 Soleil Moon Frye, actress (Punky Brewster), born in Glendora, California
  • 1977 Jennifer Lyons, American actress
  • 1978 Marisa Miller, American model
  • 1980 Wilber Pan, Taiwanese-American singer, rapper and actor, born in West Virgina
  • 1981 Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer (Hamilton), born in New York City
  • 1982 Adrianne Curry, American model and reality television personality
  • 1982 Karl Davies, British actor
  • 1982 Romola Garai, British actress (I Capture the Castle; Atonement), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1982 Ryan Sypek, American actor
  • 1990 Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)
  • 1995 Amy Forsyth, Canadian actress (The Gilded Age, CODA), born in Ontario
  • 2001 Ty Simpkins, American actor (Insidious; Jurassic World), born in New York City