On This Day

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)
  • 1907 Berta Waterstradt, German writer and actress, born in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), born in Danville, Kentucky (d. 1985)
  • 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)
  • 1925 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500, 1962 runner-up), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 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, born in Nogisaka, Tokyo
  • 1938 Dick Anthony Williams, American actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1942 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1942 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • 1944 Sam Elliott, American actor (A Star Is Born, Conagher), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1950 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor and director (Love Potion)
  • 1957 Melanie Griffith, American actress (Body Double, Working Girl), born in New York City
  • 1958 Amanda Bearse, American actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children), born in Winter Park, Florida
  • 1961 Amy Stiller, American actress (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in New York City
  • 1963 Lonnie Quinn, American actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

Person of interestWhitney Houston

1963 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

  • 1966 Pat Petersen, American actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Gillian Anderson, American actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Eric Bana, Australian actor (Hulk), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1968 McG [Joseph McGinty Nichol], American film producer and director (Charlies' Angels), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1970 Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist (CNN, since 2013; ABC, 2006-13), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1970 Thomas Lennon, American actor, producer (Reno 911!), and screenwriter (Night at the Museum), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Elizabeth Vassey, American actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1973 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor Trainspotting; Grey's Anatomy -"Owen Hunt", born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
  • 1974 Nicola Stapleton, English actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1975 Mahesh Babu, Indian actor,' Prince of Tollywood', born in Madras, India
  • 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