On This Day

Actors and Actresses Born in 1906

  • Jan 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Jan 16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Jan 19 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jan 19 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jan 22 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), born in Salford, Lancashire, England (d. 1987)
  • Jan 30 Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born American actress (Ambassador Bill), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1988)
  • Feb 1 Helen Chandler, American actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1965)
  • Feb 5 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 10 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), born in El Reno, Indian Territory (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Feb 11 Anita Garvin, American actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 20 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks; Dennis The Menace; The Lucy Show; Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Feb 20 Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band leader, and influential BBC disc jockey, born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • Feb 25 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Feb 26 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, British-American singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)

Lou Costello

Mar 6 Lou Costello [Cristillo], American comedian and actor (The Abbott and Costello Show; Who's On First?), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1959)

  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist ("Take my wife ... please"), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Michael O'Shea, American actor (It's a Great Life, Lady of Burlesque), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1973)
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 19 Roy Roberts, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Mar 20 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • Mar 28 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • Apr 1 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), born in Poland (d. 1984)
  • Apr 4 Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet, American actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Apr 4 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1995)
  • Apr 5 Grady Sutton, American actor (The Bank Dick; The Pruitts of Southhampton), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Apr 5 Lord Buckley, American comedian, born in Tuolumne, California (d. 1960)
  • Apr 9 Rafaela Aparicio [Rafaela Díaz Valiente], Spanish actress, born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1996)

Eddie Albert

Apr 22 Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)

Mary Astor

May 3 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

  • May 4 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), born in East Sheen, England (d. 1987)
  • May 5 Frances "Fran" Lee, American actress (Reckless Rosie), born in Eagle Grove, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • May 5 Ursula Jeans, British actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon, I Lived With You), born in Simla, British India (d. 1973)

Roberto Rossellini

May 8 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (General della Rovere, Open City), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1977)

  • May 14 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1976)
  • May 17 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (dd. 1971)
  • May 19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Dorothy Tree [Triebitz], American actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois; Confessions Of A Nazi Spy; The Asphalt Jungle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • May 28 Phil Regan, American actor and singer ("My Wild Irish Rose"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)

Josephine Baker

Jun 3 Josephine Baker, American-French song and dance revue artist (Folies-Bergere), actress, and civil rights activist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

  • Jun 4 Richard Whorf, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Keeper of Flame), and director (It Happened In Brooklyn), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Jun 5 Margaret Rawlings, British actress (Roman Holiday), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), born in Wartenberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Jun 21 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)

Billy Wilder

Jun 22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmaker (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)

  • Jun 24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drums, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1976)
  • Jun 30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • Jul 2 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), born in York, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 3 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • Jul 3 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man", born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1952)
  • Jul 9 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Jul 11 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), born in Vienna, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1979)
  • Jul 23 Clancy Cooper, American actor (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1975)
  • Jul 29 Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • Aug 5 John Huston, American director and writer (African Queen, Chinatown), born in Nevada, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American cartoon screenwriter and voice actor (Warner Brothers), born in Quogue, New York (d. 1972)
  • Aug 18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 19 Philo T. Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)

Ed Gein

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer who was the inspiration for the films "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin (d. 1984)

  • Aug 28 Leslie Dwyer, English actor (Hi-de-Hi!), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Joe Sawyer [Sauers], Canadian actor (Adventures of Rin Tin Tin - "Sgt. Biff O'Hara"), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1980)
  • Aug 30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Sep 2 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Sep 6 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Sep 21 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • Sep 24 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • Sep 30 John I M Stewart [pseudonym Michael Innes], Scottish detective writer (Comedy of Terrors), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Fatso Marco, American actor and comedian (Milton Berle Show), born in New York City (d. 1962)

Janet Gaynor

Oct 6 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

  • Oct 11 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Oct 14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • Oct 14 Russell Thorson, American radio and television actor (One Man's Family; The Detectives), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • Nov 6 Francis Lederer, Czech actor (Diary of a Chambermaid), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 13 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 17 Betty Bronson, American actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Nov 22 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Nov 24 Andreina Pagnani, Italian actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Nov 29 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • Dec 2 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1998)
  • Dec 8 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1976)
  • Dec 8 (Lloyd) "Slim" Andrews, American comic actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), and singer-songwriter, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 1992) [1]
  • Dec 14 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1973)
  • Dec 18 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in San Francisco (d. 1969)
  • Dec 19 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
  • Dec 20 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1960)
  • Dec 24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), born in Königshütte, Silesia, German Empire (now Chorzów, Poland) (d. 1967)
  • Dec 25 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
  • Dec 27 Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer and actor (An American in Paris; Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)

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