Birthdays in Film & Television in 1912

  • Jan 3 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)

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Jan 8 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • Jan 11 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Jan 12 Peter Pooley, broadcaster
  • Jan 20 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Feb 2 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Feb 4 James Craig [Meador], American actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1985)
  • Feb 5 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 7 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Feb 12 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 13 Margaretta Scott, British actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast), born in Westminster, London (d. 2005)
  • Feb 16 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • Feb 18 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Feb 21 Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1974)
  • Feb 25 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England (d. 1975)
  • Feb 28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • Mar 4 John Garfield, American actor (Air Force, Destination: Tokyo, Juarez), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • Mar 21 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • Mar 22 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • Mar 22 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Mar 25 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), born in Sète, France (d. 1971)
  • Apr 5 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), born in Bedford, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 8 Sonja Henie, Norwegian ice skater (Olympic gold 1928,32,36) and actress (My Lucky Star), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1969)
  • Apr 11 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • Apr 12 Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn, 16 Fathoms Deep), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • Apr 12 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • Apr 16 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Apr 16 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Apr 27 Renato Rascel [Ranucci], Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1991)
  • Apr 29 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota (d. 1977)
  • May 2 Nigel Patrick, British actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • May 6 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 9 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1963)
  • May 10 Harold Myers, film journalist
  • May 11 Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1983)
  • May 11 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • May 11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1986)
  • May 23 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • May 23 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1998)
  • May 24 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • May 26 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1912)
  • May 29 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • May 30 Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), born in Marian Glas, Anglesey, Wales (d. 1980)
  • May 31 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Jun 6 María Montez [Vidal], Dominican actress known as The Queen of Technicolor (Cobra Woman, Arabian Nights), born in Barahona, Dominican Republic (d. 1951)
  • Jun 12 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • Jun 18 Glen Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan, Hold That Co-ed), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1974)
  • Jun 18 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Jun 19 Martin Gabel, TV host (With this Ring), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 23 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), born in Essex, London, England (d. 1973)

  • Jun 27 Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • Jun 29 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • Jul 4 Virginia Graham, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 4 Viviane Romance [ Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), born in Roubaix, Nord, France (d. 1991)
  • Jul 17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • Jul 23 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
  • Jul 31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 1 Henry Jones, American actor (Vertigo, Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Aug 2 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Aug 4 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Aug 10 Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 12 Samuel Fuller, American actor and writer (The Steel Helmet, Return to Salem's Lot), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • Aug 13 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • Aug 13 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Aug 15 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), born in Bramhall, Cheshire, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), born in St. Helier, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • Aug 23 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 29 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Sep 5 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • Sep 6 Stephen Murray, English actor (Alice in Wonderland), born in Partney, England (d. 1983)
  • Sep 10 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), born in Sorsogon, Philippine Islands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 13 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), born in South Paris, Maine (d. 1982)
  • Sep 15 Ismail Yasseen, Egyptian comedian and actor (Isamil Yassine as Tarzan, Ibn Hamidu), born in Suez, Egypt (d. 1972)
  • Sep 17 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 22 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), born in Jamesport, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Donald "Don" Porter, American actor (Gidget, The Ann Sothern Show), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1997)
  • Sep 29 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in Prievidza, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Oct 22 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 26 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Oct 30 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Oct 31 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Nov 8 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • Nov 16 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Nov 18 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), born in Mandan, North Dakota (d. 1996)
  • Nov 21 Eleanor Powell, American actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Born to Dance), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Nov 23 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Nov 24 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • Nov 26 Eric Sevareid, Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • Nov 30 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)