Birthdays in Film & Television in 1928

  • Jan 1 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • Jan 6 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)

Person of interestWilliam Peter Blatty

Jan 7 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Jan 8 Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Mitchell Ryan, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Lew Gallo, actor (12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Jan 13 David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 13 Gregory Walcott, Wilson NC, actor (87th Precinct)
  • Jan 20 William Berger, Austrian actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • Jan 23 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Jan 24 Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 29 Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • Jan 30 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Feb 4 Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
  • Feb 8 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 9 Roger Mudd, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 11 Conrad Janis, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • Feb 22 Bruce Forsyth, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Paul Dooley, Parkensburg WV, actor (16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding)
  • Feb 24 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 25 Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
  • Feb 26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • Feb 28 Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey)
  • Feb 28 Tom Aldredge, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 29 Joss Ackland, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director, born in Rouen, Haute-Normandie (d. 2016)
  • Mar 10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 11 Albert Salmi, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 19 Patrick McGoohan, Astoria NY, actor (#6-Prisoner, Secret Agent)

Person of interestFred Rogers

Mar 20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • Mar 24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • Mar 24 Vanessa Brown, actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 26 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
  • Apr 1 George Grizzard, NC, actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica)
  • Apr 1 Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, singer/actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 2 Rita Gam, actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 3 Kevin Hagen, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Apr 3 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (d. 1999)
  • Apr 4 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)

Person of interestMaya Angelou

Apr 4 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • Apr 5 Michael Bryant, actor (Sakharov, Girly), born in London, England
  • Apr 6 Joi Lansing, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Bob Cummings Show)
  • Apr 7 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 8 Eric Porter, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England
  • Apr 12 Hardy Krüger, German actor

Person of interestShirley Temple

Apr 23 Shirley Temple, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • May 3 Jeanne Bal, actress (Pat-Love & Marriage), born in Santa Monica, California

  • May 5 Pierre Schoendoerffer, French Academy Award winning director and screen writer (The Anderson Platoon), born in Chamalieres, France (d. 2012)
  • May 7 John Ingle, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), (d. 2012)
  • May 13 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter
  • May 18 Pernell Roberts, Waycross Ga, actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD)
  • May 21 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • May 23 Nigel Davenport, actor (Without a Clue, Masada), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2013)
  • May 23 Jeannie Carson, English actress and comedian
  • Jun 1 Bob Monkhouse, comedian (Bonkers), born in Kent, England
  • Jun 5 Robert Lansing, SD California, actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, Automan)
  • Jun 7 James Ivory, producer/director (Howard's End, Remains of the Day)

Person of interestJohn Nash

Jun 13 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • Jun 18 Maggie McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 19 Nancy Marchand, actress (Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 19 Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • Jun 20 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 22 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), born in White Plains, New York
  • Jun 29 Ian Bannen, Airdrie Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park)
  • Jul 2 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), born in Guanajay, Cuba (d. 1966)
  • Jul 2 Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
  • Jul 5 Warren Oates, Depoy Ky, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke)
  • Jul 8 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 9 Vince Edwards, American actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 12 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
  • Jul 12 Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 2008)
  • Jul 13 Bob Crane, actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Jul 14 Nancy Olson, actress (Absent-Minded Professor, Pollyanna), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 14 Pierre Olaf, Cauderan France, actor (Kraft Music Hall)
  • Jul 21 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Jul 22 Orson Bean, actor/comedian (To Tell the Truth), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Jul 25 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor, born in Pagsanjan, Philippines (d. 1988)

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

Jul 26 Stanley Kubrick, American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY (d. 1999)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Jul 27 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
  • Jul 30 Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
  • Aug 3 Cécile Aubry, French actress

Person of interestAndy Warhol

Aug 6 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Aug 7 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • Aug 10 Jimmy Dean, Tx, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever)
  • Aug 10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
  • Aug 14 Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], actress (7 Beauties), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 15 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Ann Blyth, actress (Kismet, Mildred Pierce), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Aug 17 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • Aug 22 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Aug 23 Marian Seldes, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York City, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 29 Charles Gray, Bournemouth England, actor (Clay-Rawhide)
  • Aug 31 James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
  • Sep 1 George Maharis, Astoria New York, actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game)
  • Sep 4 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 11 Earl Holliman, Delhi La, actor (Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic)
  • Sep 17 Roddy McDowall, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England
  • Sep 18 Phyllis Kirk, actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Sep 19 Adam West, American actor (Batman, Last Precinct) born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Sep 20 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Eugene Roche, actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife)
  • Sep 26 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
  • Oct 1 George Peppard, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 1 Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), born in Joniškis (d. 1973)
  • Oct 4 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • Oct 8 Bill Maynard, British actor
  • Oct 16 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Oct 18 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), born in Roopville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Buff Cobb, Florence Italy, actress (Masquerade Party)
  • Oct 22 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director
  • Oct 23 Bella Darvi, [Bayla Wegier], Sosnowiec Poland, actress (Racers)
  • Oct 25 Anthony Franciosa, [Papaleo], American actor (Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 25 Jeanne Cooper, actress (Kay-Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Marion Ross, American actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge), born in Watertown, Minnesota
  • Oct 30 William Campbell, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 31 Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Gelselaar, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Norma Crane, NY, actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Nov 11 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (d. 1995)
  • Nov 12 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 14 Kathleen Hughes, actress (It Came From Outer Space), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 15 John Orchard, British actor (d. 1995)
  • Nov 16 Clu Gulager, Holdenville Oklahoma, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
  • Nov 17 Rance Howard, American actor
  • Nov 18 Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip
  • Nov 20 Franklin Cover, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Rex Reason, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 20 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor
  • Nov 27 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)
  • Nov 29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Dena Dietrich, American actress
  • Dec 9 Dick Van Patten, actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • Dec 10 John Colicos, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 10 Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
  • Dec 11 Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
  • Dec 21 Ed Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 25 Earl Brown, Salt Lake City Ut, actor (Stovall-Operation Petticoat)
  • Dec 29 Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)