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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jan 17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jan 18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • Jan 21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jan 26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • Feb 1 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 7 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 7 Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), born in Kensington, London (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • Feb 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Feb 20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • Feb 27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • Mar 1 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets , Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Mar 4 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, born in James Mill, Arkansas (d. 1978)

  • Mar 6 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1969)
  • Mar 6 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Mar 7 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)
  • Mar 14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Mar 15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Mar 24 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), born in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Apr 9 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Apr 10 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Apr 11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

Apr 14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • Apr 16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Apr 18 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Apr 23 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (The Cisco Kid, The Gay Amigo), born in Oancea, Romania (d. 1980)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • May 3 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, born in Tummāy al-Zahāyrah, Egypt (d. 1975)
  • May 6 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • May 6 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • May 8 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • May 17 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • May 19 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), born in Kent, England (d. 1997)
  • May 20 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1973)
  • May 21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • May 26 George Formby, British singer and comedian, born in Wigan, Lancashire, England (d. 1961)
  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • Jun 14 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Jun 18 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident), born in Guangzhou, China (d. 1991)
  • Jun 24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), born in Linton, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Jun 30 Glenda Farrell, American actress (Golddiggers of 1935), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
  • Jul 4 Angela Baddeley, English actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Jul 5 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), born in Burrton, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), born in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • Aug 3 Dolores del Rio, Mexican silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia), born in Durango, Mexico (d. 1983)
  • Aug 4 Helen Kane [Schroeder], American actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1966)
  • Aug 4 Theodore Newton, American actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire), born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Aug 6 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • Aug 12 Kay Campbell [Catherine Hibben], American actress (All My Children), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Aug 13 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Bill Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • Aug 19 June Collyer, American actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Aug 24 Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Sep 1 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), born in Dothan, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • Sep 4 Christian-Jaque, French film director, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Sep 15 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • Sep 17 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Sep 19 Else-Marie Hansen, Danish actress (Hvor går Karl hen?), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)

Person of interestGreer Garson

Sep 29 Greer Garson, British actress (Mrs Miniver), born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1996)

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • Sep 30 Frank Lawton, British actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • Oct 9 Wally Brown, American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 13 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • Oct 20 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Oct 22 Constance Bennett, American actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Nov 1 Laura Laplante, American actress (Cat & Canary), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Nov 6 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Nov 10 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Nov 14 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • Nov 15 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975)
  • Nov 19 Nancy Carroll [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Nov 22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Nov 25 Jessie Royce Landis [Medbury], American actress (North by Northwest), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Nov 27 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Kay Johnson, American actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Nov 30 Philip Burton, Welsh director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, born in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire
  • Dec 9 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1988)