Birthdays in Film & Television in 1938

About 1938

How Old? 79 or 80 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Tiger (Jan 31 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • Jan 2 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • Jan 6 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • Jan 8 Bob Eubanks, TV host (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jan 9 Aad Kosto, Dutch theologist/actor/asst secretary of Justice
  • Jan 12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
  • Jan 13 Billy Gray, actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor
  • Jan 14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 16 Michael Pataki, actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • Jan 21 John Savident, British actor
  • Jan 23 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • Feb 1 Sherman Hemsley, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Feb 2 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina

  • Feb 3 Victor Buono, actor (Man from Atlantis, Untouchables), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 11 Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress
  • Feb 13 Oliver Reed, actor (Big Sleep), born in London, England
  • Feb 14 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 16 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 István Szabó, Hungarian film director
  • Feb 23 Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
  • Feb 23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 24 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Feb 25 Diane Baker, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 26 Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
  • Feb 27 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Charles Siebert, American actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • Mar 10 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
  • Mar 12 Millie Perkins, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)
  • Mar 18 Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Mar 23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Hoyt Axton, actor (Black Stallion, Junkman, Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Mar 29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • Mar 31 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 1 John Quade, American actor
  • Apr 6 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Apr 7 Yvonne Lime, actress (Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 8 Lory Patrick, Beckley WV, actress (Trina-Tales of Welles Fargo)
  • Apr 15 Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress (The Pink Panther)
  • Apr 28 Madge Sinclair, actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 28 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (d. 2004)
  • Apr 30 Gary Collins, actor (6th Sense, Home Show), born in Venice, California (d. 2012)
  • Apr 30 Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director
  • May 5 Michael Murphy, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 10 Peter Davies, Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA)
  • May 10 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • May 12 Millie Perkins, actress (Jane-Knots Landings), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • May 12 Susan Hampshire, actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • May 13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 15 Mireille Darc, French actress (Week End, Hurried Man), born in Toulon
  • May 17 Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • May 17 Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
  • May 20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • May 21 David Groh, American actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On)
  • May 22 Richard Benjamin, American director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Susan Strasberg, American actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Graham "Johnny" Ball, British TV personality, a populariser of mathematics (Play School), born in Bristol, England
  • May 24 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jun 2 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • Jun 12 Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor (Number 96), born in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
  • Jun 16 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • Jun 18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, rocker/actor (Soup for 1, Greeased Lightning)
  • Jun 19 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • Jun 21 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • Jun 22 Andrew Brown, film Producer
  • Jun 27 Shirley Anne Field, English actress (Beat Girl, Kings of the Sun), born in Forest Gate, London
  • Jun 27 Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress (Alice-Alice in Wonderland), born in London
  • Jun 27 Tommy Cannon [Tommy Derbyshire], English comedian and singer (Cannon and Ball), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England
  • Jun 28 John Byner, American comedian
  • Jul 9 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jul 9 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • Jul 18 Britt Leach, American actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots), born in Gadsden, Alabama
  • Jul 18 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 20 Diana Rigg, Doncaster England, actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Hospital)
  • Jul 20 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • Jul 22 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Ronny Cox, American actor (RoboCop, Total Recall), born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico
  • Jul 23 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)

Person of interestPeter Jennings

Jul 29 Peter Jennings, news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Aug 3 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 3 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
  • Aug 6 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 6 Peter Bonerz, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Aug 8 Connie Stevens [Concetta Ingoglia], singer/actress (Hawaiian Eye, Back to Beach), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 9 Dick Anthony Williams, actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Diana Muldaur, American actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 24 Mason Williams, American musician, songwriter, author and photographer (Classical Gas, Smother Brothers Comedy Hour), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 25 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, All My Children), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Aug 26 Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
  • Aug 29 Elliott Gould, American actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 30 Steve Delaney, English newscaster (Monitor), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • Sep 2 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster
  • Sep 4 Leonard Frey, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 17 Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons)
  • Sep 20 Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
  • Sep 23 Romy Schneider, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 23 Tom Lester, American actor
  • Oct 2 Rex Reed, American movie critic and actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Oct 2 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1983)
  • Oct 7 Robert Drivas, Chi, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man) [or 11/21]
  • Oct 8 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service) (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French Open 1965, US Open 1966), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 13 Jim McMullan, American actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)

  • Oct 18 Dawn Wells, American actress
  • Oct 22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • Oct 22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), born in Nimes, France (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 Ralph Bakshi, American animator (Lord of the Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
  • Oct 30 Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 3 Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter
  • Nov 5 Chris Robinson, Fla, actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World)
  • Nov 6 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 8 Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Bride Flight, Dokter Deen), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Pleuntje "Pleuni" Cordon, actress (Dear Guys)
  • Nov 11 John Reilly, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)

Person of interestTed Turner

Nov 19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Nov 21 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 23 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • Nov 23 Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
  • Nov 26 Rich Little, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Nov 30 Jean Eustache, French filmmaker
  • Dec 4 Liesbeth Struppert, Dutch actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank), born in Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Dec 6 Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor
  • Dec 14 Hal Williams, American actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Dec 14 Janette Scott, English actress (Day of the Triffids), born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 16 Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Dec 18 Roger E. Mosley, American actor
  • Dec 21 Larry Bryggman, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Concord, California
  • Dec 24 Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host (Banana Split)
  • Dec 25 Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)
  • Dec 26 Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • Dec 26 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
  • Dec 28 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • Dec 28 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), born in Dublin (d. 2016)

Person of interestJon Voight

Dec 29 Jon Voight, American actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy), born in Yonkers, New York

Actor Jon Voight
Actor
Jon Voight
  • Dec 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)