Birthdays in Film & Television in 1916

  • Jan 3 Betty Furness, American actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 4 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jan 11 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 12 House Peters Jr., American actor (King of the Rocket Man), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 13 Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • Feb 4 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • Feb 13 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 14 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Feb 15 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
  • Feb 17 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • Feb 20 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mar 6 Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 14 Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
  • Mar 16 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • Mar 19 Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • Mar 26 Sterling Hayden, NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
  • Mar 31 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 31 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched)

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Apr 5 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), born in San Diego, California (d. 2003)

  • Apr 7 Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 11 Howard Koch, producer/director (Frankenstein, Airplane II)
  • Apr 12 Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster
  • Apr 13 Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner, American actress, journalist, and publisher (d. 2006)
  • Apr 21 Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 24 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Apr 26 Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
  • May 1 Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
  • May 7 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • May 14 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • May 15 Bill Williams, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • May 16 Bernard Braden, Canadian-born British broadcaster and actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1993)
  • May 25 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
  • May 31 John Vivyan, actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
  • May 31 Judy Campbell, actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie)
  • Jun 8 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • Jun 10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • Jun 12 Ivan Tors, TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper)
  • Jun 14 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 18 John Young, actor/TV panelist (Masquerade Party)
  • Jun 19 Pat Buttram, actor (Mr Haney-Green Acres)
  • Jun 19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • Jun 20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • Jun 22 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • Jun 23 Irene Worth [Hattie Abrams], American actress (Nicolas & Alexandra), born in Fairbury, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • Jun 29 Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)

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Jul 1 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (the Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Jul 2 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)

  • Jul 11 Reg Varney, English actor
  • Jul 25 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
  • Jul 27 Keenan Wynn, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Jul 28 David Brown, American film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • Aug 10 John Clark, Hampton IA, actor (Graveyard of Horror)
  • Aug 19 Marie Wilson, Anaheim California, actress (My Friend Irma)
  • Aug 22 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • Aug 25 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2008)
  • Aug 27 Martha Raye, [Margaret Reed], Butte Mont, actress (Martha Raye Show)
  • Aug 29 George Montgomery, American actor (Battle of Bulge, Hallucination), born in Brady, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Aug 31 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • Sep 2 Penny Santon, actress (Roll Out, Matt Houston), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Sep 5 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2002)

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Sep 11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
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  • Sep 15 Margaret Lockwood, actress (Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India
  • Sep 18 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)

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Sep 28 Peter Finch, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe), born in London, England

  • Oct 3 Shelby Storck, American television producer (d. 1969)
  • Oct 4 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 Benson Fong, actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1987)
  • Oct 12 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Oct 17 Robert Lowery, actor (Murder Over NY), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 19 David Lewis, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 21 Andrea Checchi, Firenze Italy, actress (Attack & Retreat)
  • Oct 22 Sid Miller, Shenandoah Pa, actor (Donald O'Connor Texaco Show)
  • Oct 27 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)

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Nov 4 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
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  • Nov 12 Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • Nov 12 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 20 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Adventure of Martin Eden), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Nov 21 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)
  • Nov 23 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • Nov 29 Fran Ryan, American actress (d. 2000)
  • Nov 30 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Village of Damned, Question 7), born in Bath, England (d. 1976)
  • Dec 2 John Bentley, British actor (African Patrol, Crossroads), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 5 Margaret Hayes, American actress (Blackboard Jungle, Robert Montgomery Presents), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1977)
  • Dec 8 Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)

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Dec 9 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

  • Dec 18 Betty Grable, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 23 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • Dec 28 Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
  • Dec 31 Suzy Delair, actress (Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France