Birthdays in Film & Television in 1925

  • Jan 1 Valentina Cortesa, actress (Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 1 Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • Jan 2 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 5 Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
  • Jan 9 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • Jan 12 Bill Burrud, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 12 Scottie MacGregor, American actress
  • Jan 13 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • Jan 13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
  • Jan 24 William Hudson, California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
  • Jan 26 Joan Leslie, actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

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Jan 26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Jan 29 Anthony George, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York
  • Jan 29 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • Jan 30 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 2 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 John Fiedler, American actor (Mr Peterson-Newhart), born in Platteville, Wisconsin
  • Feb 7 Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)

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Feb 8 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Feb 11 Kim Stanley, [Patricia Reid], actress (Right Stuff), born in Tularosa New Mexico (d. 2001)
  • Feb 17 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • Feb 17 Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 18 George Kennedy, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 20 Robert Altman, director (The Player, M*A*S*H), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 21 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 21 Sam Peckinpah, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 25 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • Feb 28 Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
  • Mar 3 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • Mar 8 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • Mar 16 Cornell Borchers, German actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)
  • Mar 17 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • Mar 18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 21 Peter Brook, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • Mar 22 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Mar 24 Duncan Wood, TV director and producer
  • Mar 28 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye)
  • Mar 31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • Apr 4 Elizabeth Wilson, actor (Doc, East Side/West Side), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Apr 8 Shecky Greene, comedian and actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 14 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • Apr 16 Edie Adams, Kingston Pa, Mrs Ernie Kovacs (Murial Cigar), actress
  • Apr 17 Joyce Buck, actress/interior designer
  • Apr 18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 19 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 20 Elena Verdugo, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • Apr 25 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 29 Ab Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator)

  • Apr 29 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 30 Corinne Calvet, actress (Phantom of Hollywood), born in Paris, France
  • May 2 Roscoe Lee Browne, actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • May 2 John Neville, English theatre and film actor
  • May 3 Nina Bara, actress (Tonga-Space Patrol), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 5 Monica Lewis, actress (Box Office)
  • May 19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • May 24 Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)
  • May 25 Jeanne Crain, Barstow California, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • May 26 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • May 28 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 1 Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
  • Jun 3 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 5 Bill Hayes, Harvey Ill, actor (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life)
  • Jun 7 Pieternella "Nel" van Arem, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • Jun 10 Don Costa, actor (Impossible Years, Soul of Nigger Charlie)
  • Jun 14 Pierre Salinger, newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John F. Kennedy)
  • Jun 16 Faith Domergue, actress (House of 7 Corpses), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 17 Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)
  • Jun 18 Robert Arthur, Aberdeen Wash, actor (12 O'Clock High, Just For You)
  • Jun 20 Audie Murphy, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
  • Jun 21 Maureen Stapleton, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York
  • Jun 23 Miriam Karlin, English actress
  • Jun 25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 1 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 6 Merv Griffin, TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California
  • Jul 6 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)
  • Jul 11 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jul 15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 16 Phillip Pine, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 18 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)
  • Jul 19 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • Jul 21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 21 Anne Meacham, American actress
  • Jul 23 Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
  • Jul 23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 30 Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)
  • Aug 2 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • Aug 5 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 14 Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)
  • Aug 15 Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California (d. 2017)
  • Aug 16 Fess Parker, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth Texas
  • Aug 21 Judy Grable [Nellya Baughman], American professional wrestler, born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2008)
  • Aug 21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London
  • Aug 27 Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
  • Aug 28 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Aug 30 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea)
  • Sep 2 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England
  • Sep 8 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)

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Sep 8 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Sep 12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 22 Virginia Capers, Sumter SC, actress (White Mama, Original Intent)
  • Sep 23 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
  • Sep 23 Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress
  • Sep 25 Silvana Pampanini, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 28 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • Sep 28 Frank Latimore, [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
  • Sep 29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Gail Davis, actress (Annie Oakley), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Oct 9 Robert Finch, actor (Academy Theater)
  • Oct 13 Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity

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Oct 16 Angela Lansbury, British actress (Gaslight, Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • Oct 19 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • Oct 20 Roger Hanin, French actor
  • Oct 21 Joyce Randolph, actress (Trixie-Honeymooners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 23 Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
  • Oct 23 Nanni Loy, film director
  • Oct 27 Jane Connell, American actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 27 Mary Kay Steans, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 29 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • Oct 31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York

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Nov 4 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • Nov 10 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)
  • Nov 11 Jonathan Winters, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 June Whitfield, British comedian
  • Nov 11 John Guillermin, film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Nov 17 Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
  • Nov 18 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight)
  • Nov 24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • Nov 26 Linda Hunt, Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
  • Nov 27 Ernie Wise, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)
  • Nov 27 Marshall Thompson, Peoria Ill, actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari)
  • Nov 27 Michael Tolan, actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 28 Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Dec 1 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 2 Julie Harris, Grosse Pt Mich, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 4 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 8 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr., American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Dec 10 Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
  • Dec 13 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • Dec 15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • Dec 27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 28 Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)