On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1933

  • Jan 1 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
  • Jan 6 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Jan 7 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 8 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • Jan 14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

Jan 16 Susan Sontag, American author & film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • Jan 17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • Jan 17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 2 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Feb 5 Nick Georgiade, American actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6 Leslie Crowther, English comedian & television presenter, born in West Bridgford, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, American guitarist (The Ventures, Hawaii 5-0 Theme), born in Tacoma, Washington

  • Feb 13 Caroline Blakiston, actress (At Bertram's Hotel)
  • Feb 13 Kim Novak [Marilyn], American actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", born in Delhi, India (d. 1969)
  • Feb 14 Richard "Dick" Yarmy, American actor (Get Smart, Arnie, Bone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 18 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 21 Bob Rafelson, American film director, screenwriter and producer (Five Easy Pieces, The Monkees), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 1 Joan Hackett, NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony)
  • Mar 3 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 6 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • Mar 12 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestMichael Caine

Mar 14 Michael Caine [Maurice J Micklewhite], English actor (Alfie), born in London, England

Person of interestPhilippe de Broca

Mar 15 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • Mar 19 Renee Taylor [Wexler], American actress (Jack Paar Show; The Nanny - "Sylvia"), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • Mar 23 Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), born in Elsternwick, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), born in Aumale, Algeria (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • Mar 31 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • Mar 31 Shirley Jones, American actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry), born in Smithton, Pennsylvania

  • Apr 5 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Apr 6 Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • Apr 7 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)

Person of interestJean-Paul Belmondo

Apr 9 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France

  • Apr 9 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 10 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), born in Maui, Hawaii (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish-American singer and actress (Oliver), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

Apr 15 Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

  • Apr 16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster and actress (Cold Comfort Farm), born in Stockport, England
  • Apr 19 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Apr 24 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • Apr 24 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 24 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor and director (Mrs. Warren's Profession), born in Vienna

Person of interestCarol Burnett

Apr 26 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • Apr 29 Keith Baxter, Welsh actor (Chimes at Midnight, Killing Time, Barretts at Wimpole Street), born in Newport, Monmouthshire
  • Apr 29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)
  • May 3 Alex Cord [Alexander Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York
  • May 7 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, born near Malishevë, Kosovo (d. 2020)
  • May 9 Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood
  • May 14 Lajos Kovacs, Hungarian actor (Wings of Desire)
  • May 14 Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • May 20 Constance Towers, American actress (Capitol, Shock Corridor, Naked Kiss), born in Whitefish, Montana
  • May 22 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in Crumpsall, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 23 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • May 25 Roger Bowen, American actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1996)t
  • May 28 John Karlen, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJoan Rivers

Jun 8 Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Jun 9 Dick Orkin, American actor (Tim Conway Show), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Person of interestGene Wilder

Jun 11 Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor (Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)

  • Jun 20 Brett Halsey, actress (Paul-Follow the Sun), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Jun 20 Danny Aiello, American actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 21 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 Lea Massari, Italian actress (Anna-L'avventura), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Jul 1 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach and broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 4 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, born in Dillon, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • Jul 5 Terence Cooper, British actor (Casino Royale), born in Carnmoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Jul 7 David McCullough, actor (Huey Long)
  • Jul 7 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • Jul 13 Patsy Byrne, English actress (Stealing Heaven, Blackadder II), born in Ashford, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 17 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d.2009)
  • Jul 20 Aliki Vouyouklaki, actress (Madalena)
  • Jul 23 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Jul 24 John Aniston, American actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives), born in Crete, Greece
  • Jul 26 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England (d. 2015)
  • Jul 29 Robert Fuller, actor (Laramie, Wagon Train), born in Troy, New York
  • Jul 29 Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
  • Jul 30 Ben Piazza, American actor (Santa Barbara; The Blues Brothers; Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1991)
  • Aug 1 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-American voice actor and comedian, born in Venezuela
  • Aug 5 Joan Weldon, American actress (So This is Love, Them), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 9 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author, born in Nogisaka, Tokyo
  • Aug 13 Madhur Jaffrey, Indian cookbook writer and actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Delhi, British India
  • Aug 15 Lori Nelson, American actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire), Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Aug 16 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California

  • Aug 17 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah), born in El Monte, California (d. 1993)

Person of interestRoman Polanski

Aug 18 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France

Film Director Roman Polanski
Film Director
Roman Polanski
  • Aug 19 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 21 Barry Norman, British film critic (Film Greats), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Aug 22 Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (Jessica, Hercules), born in Split, Dalmatia, Yugoslavia (d. 1994)
  • Aug 25 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • Sep 4 Richard Castellano, American actor (The Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1988)
  • Sep 12 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress, born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Sep 13 Eileen Fulton, American actress (Our Private World), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Sep 14 Harve Presnell, American actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Modesto, California (d. 2009)
  • Sep 14 Zoe Caldwell, Australian actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Sep 15 Henry Darrow, American actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Pat Crowley, American actress (Money from Home, There's Always Tomorrow, Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18 Robert Blake, American actor (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast), born in Nutley, New Jersey
  • Sep 18 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Sep 19 David McCallum, Scottish-American actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 25 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 26 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Kathleen Nolan, American actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 27 Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)
  • Oct 3 Kenneth "Ken" Berry, American actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family), born in Moline, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Oct 5 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2011)
  • Oct 7 Paul B. Price, American actor (Busting Loose), born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Oct 10 Daniel Massey, English actor (Vault of Horror), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Oct 20 Barrie Chase, American dancer and actress (Cape Fear (1962); It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Kings Point, New York
  • Oct 21 Georgia Brown [Lillian Getel], actress (Study in Terror, Fixer)
  • Oct 25 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Nov 3 Aneta Corsaut, Jutchinson Ks, actress (Helen Crump-Andy Griffith)
  • Nov 3 Jeremy Brett, Berkswell England, actor (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Freddie-My Fair Lady)

  • Nov 3 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 5 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 13 Adrienne Corri, actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • Nov 15 Barbara Carson, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 15 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 16 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestLarry King

Nov 19 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host (Larry King Live, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • Nov 24 Rene Enriquez, Nicaraguan-born American actor (Hill Street Blues), born in Granada, Nicaragua (d. 1990)
  • Nov 25 Kathryn Grant Crosby, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus), born in Houston, Texas

Person of interestRobert Goulet

Nov 26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Nov 28 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • Dec 1 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
  • Dec 4 Horst Buchholz, German actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Dec 8 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Dec 10 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), born in Kobe, Hyōgo, Empire of Japan (d. 2006)
  • Dec 15 Tim Conway, American comedian (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show), born in Willoughby, Ohio
  • Dec 26 Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
  • Dec 26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (1969-2018), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 27 Dave Marr, golfer, broadcaster, (PGA Championship 1965), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Dec 28 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 31 Edward Bunker, American author & actor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)

About 1933

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