Birthdays in Film & TV on August 9

  • 1869 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), born in Chester, Cheshire, England (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Maria "Mary" Beekman, Flemish actress (Genius against Violence), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Charles Delaney, American actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1895 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), born in Onset Bay, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Tom Tyler [Vincent Markowsky], American actor (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Port Henry, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • 1918 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • 1920 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire (d. 1978)
  • 1933 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
  • 1938 Dick Anthony Williams, actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940 Beverlee McKinsey, Oklahoma, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)
  • 1942 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • 1942 Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)

  • 1944 Sam Elliott, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1950 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • 1957 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
  • 1958 Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
  • 1961 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • 1963 Lonnie Quinn, actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

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1963 Whitney Houston, American singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1966 Pat Petersen, American actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Gillian Anderson, actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Eric Bana, Australian actor
  • 1968 Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • 1970 Thomas Lennon, American actor and producer (Night at the Museum, Memento), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Nikki Schieler, playmate (Sep, 1997), born in Norwalk, California
  • 1972 Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1973 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
  • 1974 Nicola Stapleton, English actress
  • 1976 Jessica Capshaw, American actress
  • 1976 Rhona Mitra, English actress
  • 1976 Audrey Tautou, French actress (Venus Beauty Institute), born in Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • 1980 Ryu Seung-beom, South Korean actor
  • 1983 Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)
  • 1985 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1986 Vanessa Morley, American actress
  • 1990 Adelaide Kane, Australian actress
  • 1991 Hansika Motwani, Indian actress