Birthdays in Film & Television in 1926

  • Jan 2 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5 Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • Jan 6 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • Jan 8 Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
  • Jan 11 Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Miser)
  • Jan 11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • Jan 14 Frank Aletter, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York
  • Jan 14 Tom Tryon, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jan 15 Maria Schell, actress (Space 1999), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 17 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • Jan 19 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Jan 20 Michael Higgins, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPatricia Neal

Jan 20 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses), born in Packard, Kentucky (d. 2010)

Actress Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
  • Jan 21 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
  • Jan 21 Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
  • Jan 24 Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
  • Jan 27 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • Jan 30 Ruth Brown, Portsmouth Va, actress (Leona-Hello Larry, Checking In)
  • Feb 1 Stuart Whitman, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 2 Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
  • Feb 2 Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • Feb 3 Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun)
  • Feb 18 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie)
  • Feb 22 Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • Feb 24 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • Feb 26 Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
  • Mar 1 Cesare Danova, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy
  • Mar 1 Robert Clary, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 6 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015
  • Mar 12 Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
  • Mar 12 Hildy Park, actress (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestJerry Lewis

Mar 16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Mar 18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (Mission Impossible, Airplane!, Stalag 17), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • Mar 20 Ted Bessell, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle), born in Flushing, New York
  • Mar 21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • Mar 21 Virginia Weidler, actress (Babes on Broadway), born in Hollywood, California
  • Mar 23 Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 30 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)
  • Mar 31 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charles Chaplin (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2009)
  • Apr 1 Lyndon Brook, actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky)
  • Apr 3 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Apr 4 Cloris Leachman, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 5 Roger Corman, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 14 Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Apr 18 Gunter Meisner, German actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)

  • Apr 22 Charlotte Rae, actress (Edna-Facts of Life), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Apr 30 Cloris Leachman, actress (Last Picture Show, Phyllis), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Apr 30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Apache Uprising)
  • May 5 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • May 7 Val Bisoglio, American actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestDavid Attenborough

May 8 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • May 8 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • May 17 Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)
  • May 18 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • May 19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • May 21 Rick Jason, American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • May 25 Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)
  • May 26 Dirch Passer, Danish actor
  • May 29 Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
  • Jun 1 Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), (d. 2012)

Person of interestMarilyn Monroe

Jun 1 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • Jun 2 Milo O'Shea, actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jun 3 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 4 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 9 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • Jun 10 June Haver, Rock Island, actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door)
  • Jun 10 Lionel Jeffries, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Camelot), born in Forest Hill, London (d. 2010)
  • Jun 11 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • Jun 12 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jun 13 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • Jun 18 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), born in Kecs kemet, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Jun 26 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)

Person of interestMel Brooks

Jun 28 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • Jul 1 Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
  • Jul 1 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 4 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2002)
  • Jul 10 Carleton Carpenter, actor (Up Periscope, Summer Stock), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Jul 10 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 11 Patrick Wymark, Cleethorpes England, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia)
  • Jul 14 Harry Dean Stanton, West Irvine KY, actor (Alien, Cool Hand Luke)
  • Jul 17 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • Jul 17 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • Jul 18 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Jane Hylton, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Richard Pasco, English actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph)
  • Jul 19 Helen Gallagher, actress (Ryan's Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 20 Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
  • Jul 21 Paul Burke, American actor (Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 21 Queenie Watts, English actress (d. 1980)
  • Jul 21 Bill Pertwee, English actor (Dad's Army), born in Amersham, England (d. 2013)
  • Jul 22 Bryan Forbes, director and producer (Endless Games, King Rat), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 26 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England
  • Jul 26 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), born in Powderly, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • Aug 3 Gordon Scott, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 6 Frank Finlay, English actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • Aug 7 Stan Freberg, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)
  • Aug 12 John Derek, actor and director (10, Annapolis Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 14 Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)

Person of interestRené Goscinny

Aug 14 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France (d. 1977)

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • Aug 15 Georgiann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers), born in Decorah, Iowa
  • Aug 17 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)
  • Aug 27 Pat Coombs, English actress (d. 2002)
  • Aug 29 Betty Lynn, American actress
  • Sep 3 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 3 Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
  • Sep 3 Irene Papas, Corinth Greece, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun)
  • Sep 9 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 11 Lee Richardson, actor (Sweet Lorraine, Fly 2, Tiger Warsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • Sep 16 Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
  • Sep 17 Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
  • Sep 19 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio
  • Sep 21 Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
  • Sep 25 Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret)
  • Sep 25 John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
  • Sep 26 Julie London, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Sep 28 Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
  • Oct 7 Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Danièle Delorme, [Gabrielle Girard], actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • Oct 10 Richard Jaeckel, NY, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)
  • Oct 11 Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Oct 14 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
  • Oct 15 Jean Peters, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)
  • Oct 17 Julie Adams, Waterloo Iowa, actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red)
  • Oct 18 Klaus Kinski, [Nikolas Naksynski], Polish actor (Little Drummer Girl)
  • Oct 21 Leonard Rossiter, actor (Britannia Hospital), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 25 Biff McGuire, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 31 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 11 Richard Tufeld, voice actor (Lost in Space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Nov 13 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Nov 20 Kaye Ballard, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (d. 2007)
  • Nov 24 Alfred "Fred" Benavente, director/actor (Farce Majeur)
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 29 Dagmar, Huntington, West Virginia, American actress (Broadway's Open House)
  • Nov 30 Richard Crenna, actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 1 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • Dec 1 Robert Symonds, Bristow Oklahoma, actor (Robert E. Lee-Blue & Gray)
  • Dec 6 Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
  • Dec 10 Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 17 Patrice Wymore, Miltonville KS, actress (The Big Tree), (d. 2014)
  • Dec 18 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
  • Dec 21 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares Texas
  • Dec 22 Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
  • Dec 23 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • Dec 27 Jerome Courtland, actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee