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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Jan 6 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1952)
  • Jan 6 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 6 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Butterfly McQueen [Thelma], American actress (Gone With the Wind, Flame of Barbary Coast), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Jan 8 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
  • Jan 18 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jan 27 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 30 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], US actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Jan 31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestRonald Reagan

Feb 6 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Feb 11 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), born in Fairfield, Iowa (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Jean Muir Fullarton, American actress and educator (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family), born in Suffern, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 19 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1979)
  • Feb 20 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1982)
  • Mar 2 William Hansen, American actor (1776, Pinky, Side Street, Homebodies), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1975)
  • Mar 10 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 11 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • Mar 14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], American comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 20 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach, Kotch, Farewell My Lovely)
  • Mar 23 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

Mar 24 Joseph Barbera, American animator (Hanna-Barbera - Tom and Jerry), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2006)

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • Mar 26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • Mar 29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Gordon Jones, American character actor (The Green Hornet, Flying Tigers, Abbott & Costello), born in Alden, Iowa (d. 1963)
  • Apr 16 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1984)
  • Apr 23 Simone Simon, French actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 2005)
  • Apr 24 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Apr 27 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), born in Ceylon (d. 1972)
  • May 5 Giles Grangier, film director
  • May 7 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), born in Yamagata, Japan (d. 1993)
  • May 13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • May 15 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • May 17 Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice, Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • May 17 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • May 26 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • May 28 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Douglas Fowley, American actor (Singin' in the Rain, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jun 1 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), born in Talladega, Alabama (d. 1964)
  • Jun 3 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1999)
  • Jun 9 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • Jun 20 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Jun 25 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jul 7 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)

  • Jul 8 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Finchley, London, England (d. 1990)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 16 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Jul 18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Jul 28 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Jul 29 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 3 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • Aug 5 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)

Person of interestLucille Ball

Aug 6 Lucille Ball, American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1989)

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • Aug 8 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Family Matters, The Brother from Another Planet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 9 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • Aug 11 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1965)
  • Aug 12 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1993)
  • Aug 20 Ronald Udell, English production designer (Pinewood Studios), born in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England
  • Aug 22 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Aug 27 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Sep 2 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), born in Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 3 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)
  • Oct 13 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)
  • Oct 20 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Oct 21 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 27 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), born in Alameda, California (d. 1986)
  • Oct 30 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Jack Rose, screenwriter
  • Nov 10 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), born in Kent, England (d. 1989)
  • Nov 11 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), born in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 17 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • Nov 17 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Nov 24 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1985)
  • Nov 30 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • Dec 8 Lee J Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

Dec 9 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

  • Dec 10 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
  • Dec 17 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Dec 23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 25 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist
  • Dec 28 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • Dec 28 Sam Levenson, American humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)