Birthdays in Film & Television in 1932

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Mara Corday [Marilyn Joan Watts], American actress, model and Playboy Playmate (Foxfire, Black Scorpion), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 4 Richard Stahl, American actor (Howard-It's a Living), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • Jan 9 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jan 10 Elaine Devry [Thelma Mahnken], American actress (The Atomic Kid, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf), born in Compton, California
  • Jan 11 Alfonso Arau, Mexican film director
  • Jan 12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, born in Stepney, London
  • Jan 14 Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 15 Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • Jan 19 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
  • Jan 22 Piper Laurie [Rosetta Jacobs], American actress (Twin Peaks, Carrie, The Hustler), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 26 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • Jan 30 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
  • Feb 1 John Hart, American TV journalist (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 2 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", born in Clever, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1984)

Person of interestJohn Williams

Feb 8 John Williams, American composer responsible for some of the most recognizable film scores (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, India Jones, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in NYC, New York

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams

  • Feb 12 Lincoln Kilpatrick, American actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2004)
  • Feb 13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Feb 14 Alexander Kluge, German author and film director (Yesterday Girl), born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony
  • Feb 16 Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer and animal rights activist (Silk Stockings), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Feb 23 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Feb 24 John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), born in Zehner, Saskatchewan (d. 2005)
  • Feb 25 Faron Young, American country singer and actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1996)

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

Feb 27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • Feb 28 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Mar 6 Jean Boht, English actress (Bread, Distant Voices, Still Lives), born in Bebington, England
  • Mar 9 Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Mar 11 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Any Which Way You Can, Hawaii 5-0), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Apr 1 Debbie Reynolds, American actress (Kathy Selden-Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Apr 1 Gordon Jump, American actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2003)

Person of interestAnthony Perkins

Apr 4 Anthony Perkins, American actor and singer (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

  • Apr 4 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1986)
  • Apr 9 Cheetah [Cheeta, Cheta, Chita], chimpanzee actor (1930s Tarzan franchise), is born (d. 2011)
  • Apr 10 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages), born in Beirut Lebanon (d. 1990)
  • Apr 10 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • Apr 10 Omar Sharif [Michel Dimitri Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • Apr 11 Joel Grey [Joe Katz], American actor (Cabaret, Remo Williams, 7% Solution), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 13 Barney Simon, South African theatre director and writer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1995)
  • Apr 14 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2003)

  • Apr 16 Goopy Geer, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Rudolf Ising(Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Goopy Geer"
  • Apr 21 Elaine May, American comedienne, writer and actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 24 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), born in Amsterdam (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25 William Roache, British actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street), born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Apr 26 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), born in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France (d. 2018)

Person of interestCasey Kasem

Apr 27 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Apr 27 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris
  • Apr 29 King Hu, film director
  • May 2 Bruce Glover, American actor (Diamonds are Forever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 3 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • May 5 Will Hutchins, American actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord), born in Atwater, California
  • May 7 Hans Boskamp [Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hoelscher], Dutch actor and producer (Oh My Papa), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • May 8 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress (Much Ado About Nothing, The Time Machine), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 9 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire (d. 2015)
  • May 10 Francoise Fabian, French actress (Happy New Year), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • May 19 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 26 "Grishata" Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (At Each Kilometer), born in Tranchovitsa, Bulgaria (d. 1980)
  • Jun 4 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)
  • Jun 6 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), born in Coventry, Warwickshire (d. 2014)
  • Jun 10 Gardner McKay, American actor and author (Adventures in Paradise, Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jun 10 George Burns, British TV host
  • Jun 10 Branko Lustig, film producer
  • Jun 19 Marisa Pavan, Italian actress (Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo), born in Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Jun 19 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1971)
  • Jun 22 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India- Mogambo), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • Jun 22 Prunella Scales, British actress (Fawlty Towers, A Question of Attribution), born in Sutton Abinger, Surrey
  • Jun 27 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • Jun 28 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), born in Isleton, California (d. 2005)
  • Jul 2 Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jul 5 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1948)
  • Jul 6 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jul 11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • Jul 14 Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, American actor, minister, and former professional American football player (Pennsylvania State University), born in Cuthbert, Georgia
  • Jul 15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jul 16 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • Jul 29 Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], American model and Playboy playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956), born in Los Angelas, California (d. 2008)

Person of interestTed Cassidy

Jul 31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)

  • Jul 31 Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Aug 1 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), born in Dadar, Mumbai, India (d. 1972)
  • Aug 2 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Leeds (d. 2013)
  • Aug 6 Anneli Sauli [Savolainen], Finnish actress (Milkmaid), born in Pyhäjoki, Finland
  • Aug 7 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Aug 20 Anthony Ainley, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Stanmore, Middlesex (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Van Peebles, American actor and director (Sophisticated Gent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 3 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 3 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Sep 4 Dinsdale Landen, British actor (The Mask of Janus), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 10 Bo Goldman, American screenwriter
  • Sep 16 Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 1968)
  • Sep 18 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Sep 24 Dominique Michel, French-Canadian comedian, born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
  • Sep 25 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Richard Herd, American actor (V: The Final Battle), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 27 Roger C. Carmel, American actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1986)
  • Sep 29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 Felicia Farr [Olive Dines], American model and actress (Charley Varrick, Kotch), born in Westchester, New York
  • Oct 9 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1957)
  • Oct 12 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Oct 12 Dusan Makavejev, Serbian film director (Man is Not a Bird), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Oct 13 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Lyndon, Kansas (d. 2005)
  • Oct 13 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 19 Lloyd Haynes, American actor and TV writer (Pete Dixon-Room 222), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • Oct 19 Robert Reed, American actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Oct 20 William Christopher, American comedian and actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Oct 23 Dimitra Arliss [Arlys], American actress (Rich Man Poor Man II, The Sting), born in Lorain, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Oct 27 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (Trout), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • Nov 1 John Clark, British actor and director (The Two of Us, Saint Joan), born in London, England
  • Nov 4 David Shipman, film historian
  • Nov 4 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Nov 8 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), born in Versailles, France (d. 2018)
  • Nov 10 Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • Nov 13 Richard Mulligan, American actor (Soap, Empty's Nest, Big Bus), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • Nov 20 Richard Dawson, British-American actor, comedian, and game show host (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), born in Gosport, Hampshire (d. 2012)
  • Nov 22 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 28 Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)
  • Nov 29 Diane Ladd, American actress (Chinatown, Wild Angels, Wild at Heart), born in Meridian, Mississippi

Person of interestEllen Burstyn

Dec 7 Ellen Burstyn, American actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here), born in Detroit, Michigan

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Actress
Ellen Burstyn
  • Dec 7 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Dec 11 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Dec 14 George Furth, American actor and director (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Dec 18 Roger Smith, American actor (77 Sunset Strip), born in South Gate, California (d. 2017)
  • Dec 20 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), born in Denison, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Dec 28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • Dec 29 Inga Swenson, American actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 31 George Schlatter, American television producer & director (Laugh-in), born in Birmingham, Alabama

About 1932

How Old? 86 or 87 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Jan 1 - Feb 5), Monkey (Feb 6 - Dec 31)