Birthdays in Film & TV on August 8

  • 1852 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Henri de Vries [Hendricus Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • 1887 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Malcolm Keen, British actor ( The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • 1887 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), born in Falkenburg, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1898 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), born in Chania, Crete, Greece (d. 1990)
  • 1905 Nino Martini, Italian actor (The Gay Desperado, Here's to Romance), born in Verona, Veneto, Italy (d. 1976)
  • 1910 Sylvia Sidney [Sophia Kosow], American actress (Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Family Matters, The Brother from Another Planet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman- The 6 Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman television series), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Nita Talbot, actress (Supertrain, Here We Go Again), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • 1936 Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

1937 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1938 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Henery Hawk [misspelled as Henry], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "The Squawkin' Hawk"
  • 1944 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • 1947 Larry Wilcox, SD California, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs)
  • 1949 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • 1951 Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • 1952 Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
  • 1953 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Dieuwertje Blok, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1957 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • 1958 Harry Crosby, actor (Friday the 13th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
  • 1962 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1965 Akitoshi Saito, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1967 Jessica Moore, Italian actress
  • 1969 Dick Togo [Shigeki Sato], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Odate, Akita, Japan
  • 1970 Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
  • 1973 Senta Moses, American actress
  • 1974 Scott D'Amore, Canadian professional wrestler and manager
  • 1976 Tawny Cypress, American actress
  • 1977 Lindsay Sloane, American actress
  • 1978 Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • 1978 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • 1980 Michael Urie, American actor and director
  • 1981 Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1981 Meagan Good, American actress
  • 1983 Guy Burnet, British actor
  • 1986 Peyton List, American actress
  • 1987 Katie Leung, Scottish actress
  • 1987 Kim Chi [Sang-Young Shin], Korean-American drag queen, artist, and reality television personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Chicago, Illinois