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Birthdays in Film & Television in 1942

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 5 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 5 Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Jan 5 Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 5 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 8 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 K. Callan, American actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 10 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • Jan 10 Walter Hill, American film director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 11 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Jan 17 Randy Boone, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Jan 17 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 23 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor & director, born in Kolkata, India (d. 2017)

  • Jan 24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Jan 26 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 27 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • Jan 29 Robin Morgan, American poet, author, political theorist, academic, and former child actor (Dagmar-Mama), born in Lake Worth, Florida
  • Jan 31 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • Jan 31 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • Feb 1 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • Feb 2 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • Feb 8 Robert Klein, comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 13 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • Feb 20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)

Person of interestPhil Esposito

Feb 20 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Feb 21 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 22 Christine Keeler, British model & showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
  • Feb 27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Feb 28 Frank Bonner, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar 6 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • Mar 7 Michael Eisner, American CEO (Walt Disney), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Mar 11 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • Mar 11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • Mar 13 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), born in Stockport, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England

  • Mar 17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • Mar 22 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
  • Mar 25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • Mar 25 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Mar 25 Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • Mar 27 Michael York, British actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 29 Julie Goodyear, English television actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street), born in Bury, England
  • Mar 29 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Apr 2 Roshan Seth, Indian-born British actor (Mississippi Masala), born in Patna, Bihar, India
  • Apr 3 Marsha Mason, American actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 3 Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • Apr 3 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director, born in Newport, Wales
  • Apr 6 Phil Austin, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • Apr 6 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Apr 7 Edda Barends, actress (Arthur & Eva)
  • Apr 7 Jeetendra, Indian actor
  • Apr 9 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 12 Bill Bryden, British stage and film director, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Apr 12 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 17 Mario Brenta, Italian writer and director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains), born in Venice, Italy
  • Apr 17 David Bradley, British actor (Walder Frey-Game of Thrones), born in York, Yorkshire
  • Apr 22 Denis Lill, New Zealand-born British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Apr 23 Sandra Dee, [Zuck], actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), born in Bayonne, New Jersey

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

Apr 24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 26 Claudine Auger, French actress (Thunderball) and Miss France (1958), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 27 John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • May 1 Stephen Macht, American actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 3 Lynn Farleigh, English actress (Lovers of Their Time), born in Bristol, England
  • May 5 Amy Hill, American comedian and actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore), born in Deadwood, South Dakota
  • May 5 Marc Alaimo, American actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • May 14 Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • May 19 Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • May 22 Barbara Parkins, Canadian-American actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • May 23 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Maree Cheatham, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 3 Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
  • Jun 18 Roger Ebert, film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), born in Urbana Illnois (d. 2013)
  • Jun 19 Jos Brink, Dutch TV host (Op Zoek)
  • Jun 22 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 24 Michele Lee, American actress and singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 25 Wilbert Bank, actor and director (On Hope of Blessing)
  • Jun 29 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia
  • Jul 1 Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 3 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality, born in Mexico City (d. 1999)
  • Jul 7 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • Jul 8 Janice Pennington, American Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 9 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jul 9 Edy Williams, American actress (Dr Minx), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Person of interestHarrison Ford

Jul 13 Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 15 Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 21 Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Jul 24 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Jul 27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • Jul 29 Tony Sirico, American actor
  • Aug 1 Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy) born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Aug 3 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, Japanese wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Aug 7 Tobin Bell, American actor, born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 8 Henery Hawk [misspelled as Henry], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "The Squawkin' Hawk"
  • Aug 9 David Steinberg, Canadian comedian and director (End), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Aug 9 Miguel Littín, Chilean film director (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor), born in Palmilla, Chile
  • Aug 14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey

  • Aug 19 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Aug 25 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 29 James Glennon, American cinematographer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Barnyard Dawg [George P Dog], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • Sep 4 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 5 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Person of interestTom Dreesen

Sep 11 Tom Dreesen, American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Comedian
Tom Dreesen
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 26 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • Sep 28 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • Sep 28 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 29 Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • Sep 29 Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright

Person of interestSteve Sabol

Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 4 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Oct 4 Jenny Arean, [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • Oct 6 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 6 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 7 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAmitabh Bachchan

Oct 11 Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor (The Great Gatsby), born in Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Oct 12 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 20 Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

Oct 21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 26 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England (d. 2014)
  • Oct 29 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster
  • Oct 29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • Oct 31 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Nov 1 Marcia Wallace, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Nov 2 Stefanie Powers, American actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California

  • Nov 7 Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege, Beaton by Bailey, Something Nice to Eat) and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Nov 13 Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, actress, dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Nov 16 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England
  • Nov 17 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)

Person of interestMartin Scorsese

Nov 17 Martin Scorsese, American film director (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Nov 18 Susan Sullivan, American actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Nov 21 Tweety [Pie], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "A Tale of Two Kitties"
  • Nov 21 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • Nov 23 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 24 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian and actor (Blue Money)
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, actor (Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 26 Olivia Cole, American actress (Roots, Backstairs at the White House), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Dec 4 Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 5 Randy Kirby, American actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2017)
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, Manchester, actor (Bellman & True, New World, Bounty)
  • Dec 18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • Dec 19 Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme
  • Dec 27 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Fred Ward, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox), born in San Diego, California

About 1942

How Old? 76 or 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Jan 1 - Feb 14), Horse (Feb 15 - Dec 31)