Birthdays in Film & Television in 1937

About 1937

How Old? 80 or 81 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 10), Ox (Feb 11 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 4 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • Jan 15 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 16 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • Jan 16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • Jan 20 Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • Jan 28 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • Jan 30 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • Jan 30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
  • Feb 1 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 2 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Remak Ramsay, American actor

  • Feb 4 Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • Feb 4 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 8 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • Feb 21 Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
  • Feb 25 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 25 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • Mar 1 Jed Allan, actor (Days of our Lives, CC-Santa Barbara), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 3 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • Mar 6 Doug Dillard, actor (Clem-Popeye)
  • Mar 7 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay, Sunset Song)
  • Mar 10 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • Mar 11 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • Mar 17 Adam Wade, actor (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
  • Mar 20 Jerry Reed, singer/actor (Bat 21, Smokey & the Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 22 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks, The Straight Story, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 23 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Mar 30 Jay W Macintosh, actress (Sons & Daughters), born in Gainesville, Georgia
  • Mar 30 Warren Beatty, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Apr 3 William Gaunt, English actor (Champions), born in Pudsey, Yorkshire
  • Apr 3 Petunia Pig, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Frank Tashlin (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Romance"

Person of interestBilly Dee Williams

Apr 6 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestMerle Haggard

Apr 6 Merle Haggard, country singer (Death Valley Days), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

  • Apr 9 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster
  • Apr 13 Edward Fox, English actor (The Day of the Jackal, Gandhi), born in Chelsea, London
  • Apr 17 Daffy Duck, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Duck Hunt"
  • Apr 18 Robert Hooks, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 19 Elinor Donahue, actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestJoseph Estrada

Apr 19 Joseph Estrada, Filipino actor and 13th President of the Philippines (1998-01), born in Tondo, Philippines

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

Person of interestGeorge Takei

Apr 20 George Takei, American actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestJack Nicholson

Apr 22 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • Apr 25 Bo Brundin, Swedish actress (Rhinemann Exchange), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 27 Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
  • Apr 27 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • May 1 Una Stubbs, English actress ( Till Death Us Do Part), born in Welwyn Garden City
  • May 2 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • May 4 Mr. Fuji [Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara], American professional wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2016)
  • May 12 George Carlin, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 13 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
  • May 16 Yvonne Craig, actress (Batgirl-Batman, Kissin Cousin), born in Taylorville Illinois (d. 2015)
  • May 19 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 27 Allan Carr, American producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)

Person of interestMorgan Freeman

Jun 1 Morgan Freeman, American academy award winning actor (Driving Mrs Daisy, Glory), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Jun 1 Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
  • Jun 4 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Jun 11 Luciana Paluzzi, Italian-American actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 11 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 11 Johnny Brown, American comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Jun 14 Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • Jun 17 Peter Lupus, American bodybuilder and actor (Mission Impossible), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jun 18 Varbara Ann Teer, US actress/director (National Black Theatre Company)
  • Jun 20 Jerry Keller, rocker/actor (If Ever I See You Again)
  • Jun 26 Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor and director, born in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • Jun 28 Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
  • Jul 6 Ned Beatty, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jul 8 Barbara Ann Loden, actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)

Person of interestBill Cosby

Jul 12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Jul 17 Elmer Fudd [originally Egghead], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debut as Egghead in "Egghead Rides Again"
  • Jul 19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 20 Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
  • Jul 22 Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Jul 27 Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside), born in Augusta, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • Jul 28 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Aug 3 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • Aug 5 Alan Howard, theatre and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Windsor, actress (Study in Terror)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

Aug 8 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Aug 11 Allegra Kent, US actress (Addams Family)
  • Aug 11 Anna Massey, actress (De Sade, Doll's House)
  • Aug 16 Lorraine Gary, American actress (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 4), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 18 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 20 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Tommy Sands, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 31 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • Aug 31 Warren Berlinger, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 1 Ron O'Neal, actor (Superfly), born in Utica, New York
  • Sep 2 Derek Fowlds, British actor
  • Sep 4 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)
  • Sep 5 William Devane, actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), born in Albany, New York
  • Sep 6 Brigid Berlin, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 7 John Phillip Law, American actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 7 Cüneyt Arkın, Turkish film actor (The Adam Trilogy), born in Gökçeoğlu village, Alpu, Eskişehir Province, Turkey
  • Sep 8 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard)
  • Sep 12 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas), born in Acireale, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Sep 13 Fred Silverman, American broadcasting executive (ABC/NBC/CBS), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 13 Don Bluth, American animator and film director (The Secret of NIMH), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Sep 20 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Sep 28 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Linda Lavin, American actress (Alice, Barney Miller), born in Portland, Maine

  • Oct 16 Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • Oct 17 Paxton Whitehead, English actor ( Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • Oct 19 Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
  • Oct 19 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 27 Lara Parker, American actress (Race with the Devil, Dark Shadows), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Oct 30 Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
  • Nov 4 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 5 Harris Yulin, American actor
  • Nov 6 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 10 Albert Hall, Boothton Alabama, actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4)
  • Nov 11 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 12 Ina Balin, actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • Nov 20 Jack Linkletter, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 30 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • Nov 30 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England
  • Dec 1 Chuck Low, American actor
  • Dec 4 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 4 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2018)
  • Dec 8 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • Dec 12 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], US singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
  • Dec 15 Karen Morrow, American actress (The Boy in the Plastic bubble, Ladies' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 16 Joyce Bulifant, American actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestJane Fonda

Dec 21 Jane Fonda, American actress (Barbarella, Klute, 9 to 5), born in NYC, New York

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • Dec 29 Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)

Person of interestAnthony Hopkins

Dec 31 Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty), born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales