Birthdays in Film & Television in 1918

  • Jan 6 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • Jan 13 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • Jan 13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • Jan 16 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • Jan 21 Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • Jan 22 Richard Eastham, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22], born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Jan 24 John McLiam, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Jan 25 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • Jan 28 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 28 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 29 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 30 David Opatoshu, American actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 4 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • Feb 4 Janet Waldo, American actress
  • Feb 5 Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • Feb 5 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Feb 8 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 15 Alan Arbus, American actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Feb 22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Feb 28 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 Roger Delgado, English actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Mar 9 Marguerite Chapman, Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)
  • Mar 14 Dennis Patrick, actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 17 Mercedes McCambridge, actress (All the King's Men), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Joseph Allen Jr, actor (Death of a Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Karen Verne, actress (Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 7 Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)
  • Apr 7 Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)
  • Apr 10 Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 14 Mary Healy, actress (2nd Fiddle, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 15 John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)

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Apr 16 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • Apr 16 Joan Alexander, American actress
  • Apr 17 Anne Shirley, UK, actress (Devil & Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas)

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Apr 17 William Holden, American actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)

  • Apr 20 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • Apr 23 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer
  • Apr 26 Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
  • Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
  • May 1 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio

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May 9 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
  • May 12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)
  • May 15 Joseph Wiseman, actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 18 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (d. 2003)
  • May 29 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • May 29 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help, Hammerhead)
  • Jun 6 Maria Montez, Dominican Rep, actress (Arabian Nights)
  • Jun 6 Richard Crane, Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6)
  • Jun 8 Robert Preston, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts

  • Jun 9 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
  • Jun 10 Barry Morse, actor (Fugitive-Lt Philip Gerard, Winds of War)
  • Jun 12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Bob Carroll, singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, Stranger)
  • Jun 22 Richard Eastham, actor (Not With My Wife) [or Jan 22], born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Jul 6 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • Jul 8 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)

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Jul 14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • Jul 15 Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
  • Jul 16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 18 Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)
  • Jul 18 Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
  • Jul 23 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • Jul 25 Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula's Daughters)
  • Jul 26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 3 Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 5 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • Aug 15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 17 Mort Marshall, American actor (Cully-Dumplings), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Guus [August CM] Hermus, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Soldaat van Oranje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • Aug 25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 3 Helen Wagner, actress (Nancy-As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Sep 5 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • Sep 14 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • Sep 20 Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure)
  • Sep 21 Rand Brooks, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 24 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 James McCallion, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 29 Don Castle, TX, actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol)
  • Oct 7 Guido Aristarco, film critic
  • Oct 8 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • Oct 9 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)
  • Oct 13 Jack MacGowran, actor (King Lear, Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 13 Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)
  • Oct 17 Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)
  • Oct 18 Bobby Troup, pianist/actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 20 Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
  • Oct 23 James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)
  • Oct 23 Peggy Moran, actress (Double Date, Horror Island)
  • Oct 27 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Nov 3 Dean Riesner, film and television screenwriter (d. 2002)

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Nov 4 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Art Carney
  • Nov 4 Cameron Mitchell, Dallastown Pa, actor (Buck-High Chaparral)
  • Nov 6 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), born in Bristol, England (d. 1991)
  • Nov 10 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 11 Stubby Kaye, American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 24 Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
  • Nov 29 Herb Shriner, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Nov 30 Efren Zimbalist Jr, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Dec 10 Anne Gwynne, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), born in Waco, Texas
  • Dec 15 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • Dec 20 Audrey Totter, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor