Actors and Actresses Born in 1919

  • Jan 1 Carole Landis [Frances Ridste], American actress (I Wake Up Screaming; One Million BC; Topper Returns), born in Fairchild, Wisconsin (d. 1948)
  • Jan 1 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), born in Lowland, North Carolina (d. 1997)
  • Jan 3 Jesse White, American actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Maytag repairman, Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • Jan 13 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Jan 14 Andy Rooney, American CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York (d. 2011)
  • Jan 20 Stepan Lucky, Slovak film score composer, born in Žilina, Slovakia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 21 Jinx Falkenburg [Eugenia], American actress and well-known US cover-girl model throughout 1930s-40s, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2003)
  • Jan 23 Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (The Ernie Kovacs Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • Jan 23 Frances Bay, Canadian-American character actress (Twin Peaks - "Mrs. Tremond"), born in Manville, Alberta (d. 2011)
  • Jan 25 Edwin Newman, American journalist & author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jan 27 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], American songwriter ("Come On A-My House"), singer (Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"), and actor (Rear Window), born in Fresno, California (d. 1972)
  • Feb 4 Janet Waldo, American radio and actress (Judy Jetson, Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Feb 5 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian (The Red Buttons Show), and Academy Award-winning actor (Sayonara; The Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Feb 5 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1973)
  • Feb 7 Desmond Doss, American soldier and 1st conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor who was the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge, born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Feb 7 Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor and stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • Feb 11 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop, Dusty Trail, The Crawling Eye), born in Plainfield, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • Feb 13 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor, born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Feb 17 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Beverly Hillbillies, 3 Ring Circus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Feb 22 Tahia Carioca, Egyptian actress and belly dancer (Watch out for Zouzou), born in Egypt (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Feb 26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 27 Johnny Pesky [Paveskovich], American MLB baseball infielder, 1942 & 1946-54 (Boston Red Sox, and 2 other teams), coach, manager, and broadcaster, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Eddie Lawrence, comedian

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones (1919-2009)

Mar 2 American actress (Farewell to Arms), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Mar 10 Marion Hutton, American singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1938-42), and actress (In Society), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 15 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1975)
  • Mar 15 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (Abduction, Dillinger, Reservoir Dogs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Mar 18 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • Mar 21 Lois Collier [Madelyn Earle Jones], American actress (A Night in Casablanca, Boston Blackie, Slave Girl), born in Salley, South Carolina (d. 1999)
  • Mar 25 Jeanne Cagney, American stage, screen, and radio actress (Lion is in the Streets; Quicksand; Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)

Strother MartinStrother Martin (1919-1980)

Mar 26 American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana

  • Mar 27 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • Mar 29 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Mar 30 Ramsay Ames [Phillips], American actress, model and dancer (The Mummy's Ghost; Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Apr 13 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2000)
  • Apr 13 [Harold] Howard Keel, American actor, singer, (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Kiss Me Kate), and president of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Gillespie, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Apr 18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People; DuBarry Was A Lady; Thousands Cheer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • Apr 23 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Apr 29 Gérard Oury [Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum] French actor and filmmaker, born in Paris, France (d. 2006)
  • May 1 Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Twin Peals, Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Than Wyenn, American character actor (Being There, Splash, Imitation of Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

Eva PerónEva Perón (1919-1952)

May 7 Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", born in Los Toldos, Argentina

  • May 9 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1995)

LiberaceLiberace (1919-1987)

May 16 American Emmy Award-winning pianist, showman (The Liberace Show), and actor (Batman -"Evil Chandell"), born in West Allis, Wisconsin

  • May 17 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • May 20 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 23 Betty Garrett, American stage and screen comedian, singer, dancer, and actress (All In The Family - "Irene"; Laverne & Shirley - "Edna"), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 23 William LeMassena, American stage and screen actor (All That Jazz; As The World Turns, 1985-92), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • May 26 Peter Raleigh, English foreign correspondent and television executive, born in Barnstaple (d. 1996)
  • May 28 Frank Middlemass, British actor (Heart Beat, As Time Goes By, Oliver Twist), born in Eaglescliffe, County Durham, England (d. 2006)
  • Jun 11 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • Jun 12 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jun 14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jun 14 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Jun 18 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jun 19 Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, American stage dancer, choreographer, actor, and theater director (42nd Street; Showboat; Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Geneva, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • Jun 24 Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • Jun 29 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), born in Kingsburg, California (d. 1983)
  • Jun 30 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1967)
  • Jul 7 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 10 Ian Wallace, British buffo bass-baritone opera and concert singer ("Gendarmes' Duet"), and broadcaster (BBC's My Music, 1964-97), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • Jul 12 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 14 Angiolino "Lino" Ventura, Italian actor (Happy New Year, Pain in the A--), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1987)
  • Jul 19 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • Aug 2 Nehemiah Persoff, American painter and actor (An American Tail, Some Like It Hot), born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
  • Aug 10 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 15 Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster, born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 24 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Otumba de Gómez Farías, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Ronny Graham [Stringer], American composer, lyricist, screenwriter (M*A*S*H (TV series), and actor (Chico & the Man; Mel Brooks films), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Aug 27 John Cox, Flemish-American painter and director (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • Sep 4 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Sep 9 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Sep 14 Kay Medford [Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show; To Rome With Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Sep 15 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (The Andromeda Strain), born in New York (d. 2004)
  • Sep 22 Jack Russell, American singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Sep 24 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Sep 26 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd, Young & Willing, Mr. and Mrs. North), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1980)

Tom HarmonTom Harmon (1919-1990)

Sep 28 American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1940, Michigan; LA Rams) and broadcaster (CBS 1950-62), born in Rennselaer, Indiana

  • Oct 2 Shirley Clarke, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 3 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (Diabolical, Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to?), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France (d. 2004)
  • Oct 5 Allen Ludden [Ellsworth], American TV personality and gameshow host (Password), husband of Betty White, born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin (d. 1981)
  • Oct 5 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), born in Worksop, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1999)
  • Oct 7 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Oct 15 Howard Smith, British diplomat and Director General of MI5, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), born in St. Pölten, Austria (d. 2000)
  • Nov 1 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • Nov 2 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), born in Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Nov 3 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 4 Martin Balsam, American character actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 10 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • Nov 10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)
  • Nov 15 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Great Neck, Long Island (d. 2007)
  • Nov 18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • Nov 19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), born in North Shields, England (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (d. 2011)
  • Nov 21 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • Nov 24 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Dec 7 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, born in the US (d. 2011)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 11 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
  • Dec 14 Felix the Cat, anthropomorphic cartoon character created in the silent film era by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer
  • Dec 25 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads), born in East Ham, London (d. 1985)

About 1919

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Feb 11, 1918 - Jan 31, 1919),
Goat/Sheep (Feb 1, 1919 - Feb 19, 1920)