On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in October 1923

Charlton Heston

Oct 4 Charlton Heston [John Carter], American actor (The Ten Commandments; Ben-Hur; Planet of Apes), born in Wilmette, Illinois, (d. 2008)

  • Oct 5 Glynis Johns, British actress and singer (Mary Poppins; A Little Night Music - "Send In The Clowns"; The Sundowners), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Oct 9 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 10 Nicholas Parsons, British presenter and actor described as "the ultimate quiz show host", born in Grantham, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 10 Murray Walker OBE, English motorsport commentator and journalist (Formula 1: BBC 1976-96, ITV 1997-2001), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 13 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), born in Highbury, London (d. 2003)
  • Oct 16 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1965)
  • Oct 20 Herschel Bernardi, American actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Oct 23 Frank Sutton, American actor (Marty, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • Oct 23 Harold P. Warren, American film director (Manos: The Hands of Fate), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1985)
  • Oct 25 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • Oct 27 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)

About October 1923

How Old? 97 or 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)