Actors and Actresses Born in 1941

  • Jan 3 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • Jan 4 John Bennett Perry, American actor (Falcon Crest), and singer, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Hayao MiyazakiHayao Miyazaki (81 years old)

Jan 5 Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Jan 8 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)

Faye DunawayFaye Dunaway (81 years old)

Jan 14 American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

  • Jan 16 Richard Bohringer, French actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jan 18 Iva Zanicchi, Italian actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro), born in Ligonchio, Italy
  • Jan 19 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Jan 19 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Jan 21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
  • Jan 21 Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • Jan 25 Gregory Sierra, American stage and screen actor (Barney Miller - "Chano"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • Jan 26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • Jan 26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 28 Joel Crothers, American actor (The Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • Jan 31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 1 Karl Dall, German television host
  • Feb 3 Bridget Hanley, American actress (Here Come the Brides - "Candy Pruitt"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Feb 5 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • Feb 6 Gigi Perreau, American actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 8 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 9 Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)
  • Feb 10 Michael Apted, English director and producer (7 Up, The World is Not Enough), born in Aylesbury, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 13 Bo Svenson, Swedish actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall), born in Goteborg, Sweden
  • Feb 15 Florinda Bolkan [Bulcão], Brazilian model and actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word), born in Uruburetama, Brazil
  • Feb 24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • Feb 25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • Feb 25 Susan Browning, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman -"Pat"), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2006)
  • Feb 27 Ian McGarry, British trade union leader (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • Mar 2 John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (d. 2021)
  • Mar 4 John Aprea, American actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 4 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), born in Karyn Kupcinet (d. 1963)
  • Mar 8 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • Mar 14 Wolfgang Petersen, German director, screenwriter and producer (Das Boot; Air Force One; The Perfect Storm), born in Emden, Germany (d. 2022)
  • Mar 15 Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"
  • Mar 15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)

Bernardo BertolucciBernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

Mar 16 Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

  • Mar 22 Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz; They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • Apr 3 Eric Braeden, German-American actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless, Colossus), born in Bredenbek, Germany
  • Apr 4 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Ardwick, Manchester (d. 2012)
  • Apr 5 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 7 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • Apr 7 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2017)
  • Apr 8 Murray Khouri, New Zealand classical clarinet player (Australia Ensemble), writer, and broadcaster, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • Apr 9 Chu Song-woong, South Korean stage actor, born in Goseong, South Gyeongsang, South Korea (d. 1985)
  • Apr 9 Hannah Gordon, British actress (Oh Alfie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Julie ChristieJulie Christie (81 years old)

Apr 14 British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

  • Apr 20 Grace Coddington, Welsh born fashion editor and model (American Vogue), born on Anglesey, Wales
  • Apr 20 Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story, Paper Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 23 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2016)
  • Apr 23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 25 Bertrand Tavernier, French actor (Capt Conan, L627, Daddy Nostalgie), born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 28 Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy), born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden
  • May 1 Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
  • May 8 Jim Mitchum, American actor (Blackout; Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • May 13 Senta Berger, Austrian stage and screen actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 15 Lainie Kazan [Levine], American stage and screen singer and actress (Lust in the Dust; Beaches: My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 17 Grace Zabriskie, American actress
  • May 18 Diane McBain, American actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 18 Miriam Margolyes, British-Australian character actress (Babe; Romeo and Juliet), born in Oxford, England

Nora EphronNora Ephron (1941-2012)

May 19 American novelist (Heartburn), screenwriter (Silkwood; When Harry Met Sally), and director (Sleepless In Seattle), born in NYC

  • May 20 John Strasberg, American actor
  • May 22 Paul Winfield, American actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • May 24 Andrés García, Mexican-Dominican actor (Tiger Shark), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 27 Davina Phillips, actress
  • May 28 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 2 Stacy Keach, American actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), born in Savannah, Georgia

Spalding GraySpalding Gray (1941-2004)

Jun 5 American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island

  • Jun 9 Maurizio Zamparini, Italian football executive (owner/director Palermo FC 2002–18), born in Sevegliano, Italy (d. 2022)
  • Jun 10 Jurgen Prochnow, German actor (Das Boot), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Jun 12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 18 Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter, born in Woking, England
  • Jun 19 Marlene Warfield, American actress (Across 110th Street; Maude - "Victoria"), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 20 Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 21 Pia Barendrecht, Indonesian-Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • Jun 22 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Jun 22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 25 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 25 Eddie Large [McGinnis], British comedian (Little and Large), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Jun 27 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Jul 1 Sally Quinn, American CBS newscaster (Morning Show), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jul 3 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film director and cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), born in Mannadi, Travancore, British India
  • Jul 7 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • Jul 10 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire; Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Jul 10 Robert Pine, American actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Jul 12 Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 13 Jacques Perrin, French actor (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon) and filmmaker, born in Paris, France
  • Jul 13 Lut[guard] Tomsin, actress/director (Knock on the Door)
  • Jul 13 Robert Forster [Foster], American actor (Medium Cool, Jackie Brown), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 15 Geoffrey Burgon, British jazz trumpeter, and film, television and concert composer (City Adventures), born in Hampshire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jul 20 Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
  • Jul 21 Ken Cory, American actor (The Candidate; Without A Trace), born in Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Jul 25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jul 25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London
  • Jul 25 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)
  • Jul 29 David Warner, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, radio, and voice actor (Masada; Star Trek VI; Time Bandits), born in Manchester, England (d. 2022)
  • Aug 1 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, born in Septfonds, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 2004)

Martha StewartMartha Stewart (81 years old)

Aug 3 American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Aug 4 Martin Jarvis, English actor, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Aug 6 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andre, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
  • Aug 7 Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), born in Ollolai, Sardinia (d. 2019)
  • Aug 7 Howard Johnson, American jazz and session baritone saxophonist and tuba player (SNL band), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Aug 10 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • Aug 11 Patricio Guzman, director/actor (Cruz del Sur, Moon over Parador)
  • Aug 12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Jones, American actor (Wild in the Streets), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Aug 19 Christopher Cerf, American book editor, writer (National Lampoon), Emmy Award-winning television producer (Free To Be You and Me; Between the Lions), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter (Sesame Street - "Put Down the Duckie"; "Born To Add"), born in NYC
  • Aug 20 Robin Oakley, British journalist and political editor (BBC 1998-2000, CNN 2000-08)
  • Aug 21 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), born in London (d. 2018)
  • Aug 26 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress (You Only Live Twice), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • Aug 29 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Aug 30 Ben Jones, American politician and actor (The Dukes of Hazzard), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
  • Aug 30 Sue MacGregor, BBC 4 radio broadcaster (Woman's Hour), born in Oxford, England
  • Aug 31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • Sep 1 John Van Hamersveld, American graphic artist of album covers, movie and concert posters, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 2 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Sep 4 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Sep 4 Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • Sep 8 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator (Hedgehog in the Fog), born in Andreyevka, Russia
  • Sep 16 Jim McBride, American director and actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 19 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Swept Away; Flash Gordon: Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 Sylvester [J. Pussycat Sr.,], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Notes to You"
  • Sep 21 Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Sep 26 Martine Beswick, English actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • Oct 5 (Patricia) Stephanie Cole, British stage, screen, and radio actress (Waiting for God; Coronation Street, 2011-13), born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England
  • Oct 10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 11 Charles Shyer, American film director (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California

Paul SimonPaul Simon (81 years old)

Oct 13 American multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sound of Silence"; solo - "Kodachrome"; "Still Crazy After All These Years"; "Graceland"), and actor (One Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 19 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 22 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 23 Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Oct 24 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • Oct 28 John Hallam, British character actor, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2006)
  • Nov 1 Robert Foxworth, American actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 4 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Nov 5 Art Garfunkel, American singer (Simon and Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), and actor (Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 5 Patricia Harty, American actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 8 Nerys Hughes, Welsh actress (The Liver Birds; The District Nurse), born in Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales
  • Nov 13 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • Nov 15 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, born in Helsby, Cheshire (d. 2017)
  • Nov 18 David Hemmings, English actor (Blow-up, Barbarella) and co-founder of Hemdale Film Corporation, born in Guildford, England (d. 2003)
  • Nov 19 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright, born in Kanpur, India
  • Nov 21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • Nov 22 Tom Conti, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • Nov 23 Franco Nero, Italian actor (Django), born in Parma, Italy
  • Nov 28 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy (d. 2015)
  • Dec 4 Humberto Solás, Cuban film director and writer (Lucia), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2008)
  • Dec 9 Beau Bridges, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Dec 10 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer (Sukiaki), and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • Dec 10 Peter Michael Goetz, American actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 10 Tommy Kirk, American actor (Old Yeller), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Dec 10 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 12 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress and vocalist (Theodorakis), born in Bandoeng, Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 13 Anouska Hempel, British actress (Tiffany Jones), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dec 13 John Davidson, American TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 15 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 16 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • Dec 16 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Cafe Express, Octopus), born in Cercola, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Dec 24 John Levene, British actor, born in Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Dec 26 Daniel Schmid, actor and director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • Dec 27 Charlie Dog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Pooch"
  • Dec 31 Sarah Miles, English actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom), born in Essex

About 1941

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Feb 8, 1940 - Jan 26, 1941),
Snake (Jan 27, 1941 - Feb 14, 1942)