Birthdays in Film & Television in 1931

Person of interestRobert Duvall

Jan 5 Robert Duvall, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • Jan 6 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • Jan 8 May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 11 Ed Hall, Roxbury Mass, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
  • Jan 13 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 13 Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)
  • Jan 14 Caterina Valente, Italian singer, dancer, and actress (Bon soir, Kathrin!, The Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 17 James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
  • Jan 19 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 25 Dean Jones, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 25 Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
  • Jan 25 "Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), born in Hova, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Jan 26 Mary Murphy, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 27 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Feb 2 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • Feb 6 Rip Torn, Tx, actor (Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
  • Feb 6 Mamie Van Doren, American actress (Teacher's Pet, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters), born in Rowena, South Dakota

Person of interestJames Dean

Feb 8 James Dean, American stage and film actor (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Marion, Indiana (d. 1955)

Actor James Dean
James Dean
  • Feb 8 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress and singer Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs), born in Sharqia Governorate, Egypt, birth date disputed (d. 2017)
  • Feb 10 Doug Young, American voice actor
  • Feb 14 Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 15 [Patricia] Claire Bloom, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Ken Takakura, [Goichi Oda], Kita Japan, actor (Story of Antarctic)
  • Feb 24 Dominic Chianese, American actor
  • Feb 25 Christopher George, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 1983)
  • Feb 26 Robert D Novak, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Gavin MacLeod, American actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Mar 4 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • Mar 6 Carmen Delavallade, US dancer/singer/actress (Aida)
  • Mar 6 John Smith, US actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 12 William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascals)
  • Mar 13 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, German actor, director and writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17 Eunice Gayson, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love), born in London, England
  • Mar 20 Hal Linden, [Harold Lipshitz], actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic)

Person of interestWilliam Shatner

Mar 22 William Shatner, actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestLeonard Nimoy

Mar 26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • Apr 1 George Baker, Bulgaria, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly)
  • Apr 1 Ita Ever, Estonian actress
  • Apr 6 Ivan Dixon, American actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 John Gavin [Juan Vincent Apablasa Jr], American actor (Imitation of Life, Psycho), and US Ambassador to Mexico (1981–86), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
  • Apr 11 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2010)
  • Apr 13 Michael Burchill, actor
  • Apr 13 Jon Stone, co-creator of Sesame Street (d. 1997)
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)
  • Apr 19 Garfield Morgan, Brtish actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy)
  • Apr 22 Siem Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries)
  • Apr 29 William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando)
  • May 2 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (A Special Day), born in Trevico, Campania (d. 2016)
  • May 15 David Healy, actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton, Be My Guest)
  • May 16 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • May 16 Denise Filiatrault, French Canadian actress and director
  • May 18 Robert Morse, actor (That's Life, Jack Frost), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • May 19 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter
  • May 21 Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster
  • May 23 Barbara Barrie, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 24 Michael Lonsdale, French actor
  • May 25 John Gabriel, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • May 25 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship), born in Indiana (d. 1993)
  • May 28 Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
  • Jun 3 Francoise Arnoul, actress/composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise)
  • Jun 7 Lang Jeffries, Ontario Canada, actor (Skip-Rescue 8)
  • Jun 7 Virginia McKenna, actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba)
  • Jun 9 Jackie Mason, Wisc, comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
  • Jun 9 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Lucianna Paluzzi, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 14 Marla Gibbs, actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 18 Peter Batty, TV/movie producer
  • Jun 20 James Tolkan, American actor (Weekend War, Leap of Faith), born in Calumet, Michigan
  • Jun 20 Olympia Dukakis, actress (Moonstruck, Cemetery Club), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Jun 21 Lawrence K Grossman, American news president (PBS, NBC-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 29 Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
  • Jun 30 June Thorburn, Kashmir India, actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore)
  • Jul 2 Robert Ito, actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 4 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Glengormley, County Antrim, Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)
  • Jul 6 Donal Donnelly, Bradford Yorkshire England, actor (Dead)
  • Jul 7 Stanley Brock, actor (Ivan-He's the Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRoone Arledge

Jul 8 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • Jul 10 Nick Adams, Nanticoke Pa, actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel)
  • Jul 11 Tab Hunter, American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 13 Bill Moor, actor (Hanky Panky), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 14 Robert Stephens, actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust), born in Bristol, England
  • Jul 22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
  • Jul 27 Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Jul 28 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 30 Joan Vohs, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), born in St Albans, New York
  • Aug 3 Alex Cord, [Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 13 Bernard Manning, British comedian
  • Aug 15 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Hadley, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBarbara Eden

Aug 23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
  • Aug 31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Sep 4 Mitzi Gaynor, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor
  • Sep 12 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien), born in Ilford Essex
  • Sep 13 Barbara Bain, Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999)

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Sep 17 Anne Bancroft, actress (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • Sep 19 Ray Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 19 Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor
  • Sep 20 Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • Sep 21 Larry Hagman, TV actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 24 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), born in London (d. 1999)

Person of interestAnita Ekberg

Sep 29 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

Actress Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg
  • Sep 29 Eddie Barth, actor (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 30 Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)
  • Oct 6 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)
  • Oct 9 Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair
  • Oct 16 Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress and humanitarian
  • Oct 23 Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)
  • Oct 25 Annie Giradot, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 26 Hank Garrett, actor (Car 54 Where Are You), born in Monticello, New York
  • Oct 29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni), born in Rome, (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 Dick Gautier, stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 John Macchia, CA, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party)
  • Oct 31 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • Nov 3 Monica Vitti, [Ceciarelli], actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Joan Kenmore, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 4 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Nov 6 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 8 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape)
  • Nov 14 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Hope Lange, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
  • Nov 30 Jack Ging, actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Alva, Oklahoma
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 3 Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
  • Dec 6 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 William Reynolds, American actor
  • Dec 9 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor
  • Dec 11 Richard Devon, actor (Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California

Person of interestRita Moreno

Dec 11 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
  • Dec 17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 18 Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring)
  • Dec 18 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (d. 2018)
  • Dec 20 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Schell, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World), born in Richmond, California
  • Dec 24 Jill Bennett, Malaysian actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle), born in Penang
  • Dec 26 Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)
  • Dec 28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)