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Actors and Actresses Born in 1945

  • Jan 5 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Jan 6 Pepé Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
  • Jan 9 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Colonel DeBeers [Edward Wiskoski], American professional wrestler, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • Jan 10 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968; shot by actress Claudine Longet), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), born in Lendolf (d. 2017)
  • Jan 16 Kabir Bedi, Pakistani actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jan 20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 21 Martin Shaw, British actor (The Chief, Inspector George Gently), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • Jan 25 Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 26 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)

Tom Selleck

Jan 29 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 1 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)
  • Feb 3 Willeke Alberti [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)
  • Feb 7 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), born in Warrington, England (d. 2011)
  • Feb 12 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
  • Feb 13 Ken Sitzberger, American diver and broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1984)
  • Feb 14 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Feb 17 Brenda Fricker, actress (My Left Foot), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 17 Patricia Morrow, American actress (Rita-Peyton Place), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 18 Michael Nader, American actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 19 Jon Whiteley, Scottish child actor (Moonfleet) and art historian, born in Monymusk, Scotland
  • Feb 19 Michael Nader, American actor (Dynasty, All My Children), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2021)
  • Feb 19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • Feb 20 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
  • Feb 20 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • Feb 20 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor (Vicky Donor), born in Bhopal, India
  • Feb 22 Leslie Charleson, American actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 27 Daniel Olbrychski, Polish actor (La Truite), born in Łowicz, Poland
  • Feb 28 Bubba Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Michigan State; Pro Bowl 1970, 71; First Team All Pro 1971; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts) and actor (Police Academy), born in Orange, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Feb 28 Mimsy Farmer, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 1 Dirk Benedict, American actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica), born in Helena, Montana
  • Mar 2 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • Mar 2 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Mar 3 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Mar 4 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer (Yello - "Oh Yeah"), conceptional artist, and actor, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Mar 4 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Frank Novak, American actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 6 Anna Maria Horsford, American actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 7 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)
  • Mar 8 Micky Dolenz, American singer (The Monkees - "I'm A Believer"), and actor (Circus Boy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 10 Katharine Houghton, American actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 11 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Mar 18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 19 Lisa Nicole Baker, American Playboy playmate (Nov 1966, Playmate of the Year 1967), born in Detroit, Texas
  • Mar 19 Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
  • Mar 20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • Mar 23 Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker ("Lost Love"), born in Jonia, Sicily. Italy (d. 2021)
  • Mar 24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Patrick Malahide [Duggan], British actor (Inspector Alleyn Mysteries; Minder; Game Of Thrones), born in in Reading, England
  • Mar 29 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • Mar 31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • Apr 1 Heather Young, American actress (Land of the Giants), born in Bremerton
  • Apr 2 Linda Hunt, American actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 3 Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • Apr 4 Caroline McWilliams, American actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 4 Walter Charles, American actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds), born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 20 Jimmy Winston [Langwith], British rock organist (Small Faces, 1965), and actor (Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks), born in London, England
  • Apr 20 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Diana Darvey [Rollof], British actress, singer and dancer (The Benny Hill Show), born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 29 Richard Warwick, English actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), born in Meopham, England (d. 1997)
  • May 2 Bianca Jagger [Blanca Pérez-Mora Macías], Nicaraguan model and socialite who married Mike Jagger, born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • May 5 Kurtis "Kurt" Loder, American film critic, TV personality and columnist (Rolling Stone, New York, Time), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • May 6 Richard Eyers, American actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Robin Strasser, American actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • May 8 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • May 12 Linda Carlson, American actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 13 Sam Anderson, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in Wahpeton, North Dakota
  • May 21 Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
  • May 23 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • May 24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 30 Meredith MacRae, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 30 Norman Eshley, English actor
  • May 31 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), born in Bad Worishofen, Bavaria, West Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jun 4 Margaret Impert, American actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots), born in Horseheads North, New York
  • Jun 5 Klaus Wyborny, German filmmaker and actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
  • Jun 6 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 11 Adrienne Barbeau, American actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jun 15 Nicola Pagett, British actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jun 17 Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jun 19 Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 20 John McCook, Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jul 1 Deborah Harry, American singer (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; " The Tide Is High"; "Call Me"), and actress (Hairspray), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 1 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor (De Mike Bustyn Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 3 Michael Cole, American actor (Pete-Mod Squad), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jul 5 Jeffrey Kramer, American actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 6 Burt Ward, American actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 10 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director, born in Paris
  • Jul 12 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor (Inferno), born in Naples, Italy
  • Jul 16 Jos Stelling, Dutch film director (Pointsman), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 17 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • Jul 19 George Dzundza, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), born in Rosenheim, Germany
  • Jul 21 Leigh Lawson, English actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy), born in Atherston, England
  • Jul 21 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
  • Jul 23 Harold W. Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)
  • Jul 25 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • Jul 26 Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland

Helen Mirren

Jul 26 Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

  • Jul 29 Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
  • Jul 30 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 2 Joanna Cassidy [Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner; Under Fire; Six Feet Under), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Ron Hendren, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Aug 5 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 5 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 5 Jo Collins, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964, Playmate of the Year 1965), born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • Aug 14 Brenda Benet, American actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California

Steve Martin

Aug 14 Steve Martin, American comedian, banjo player, author and actor (Parenthood; The Jerk; Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

  • Aug 14 Tony Scannel, Irish actor (Bill, Blue Money), born in Kinsale, Ireland
  • Aug 14 Wim Wenders, German filmmaker (American Friend, Hammett), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Aug 16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (The Hunt For Red October), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • Aug 24 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Aug 24 Ronee Blakley, American actress (Nashville), and singer-songwriter, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Aug 25 Martha Veléz, American singer-songwriter ("Living Outside the Law"), actress, and playwright (Power of the Powerless), born in New York City
  • Aug 28 Bruno Nuytten, French film director (Camille Claudel), born in Melun, Île-de-France, France
  • Sep 10 Tom Ligon, American actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 12 Maria Aitken, Irish-English actress (Fish Called Wanda), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 13 Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
  • Sep 15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 15 Ron Shelton, American film director (Bull Durham), born in Whittier, California
  • Sep 17 Bruce Spence, New Zealand-Australian actor (Mad Max 2), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 19 Randolph Mantooth, American actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 21 J. Peter Robinson, British session pianist, arranger (Phil Collins; Brand-X; Anni-Frid Lyngstad), and composer of scores for film (The World's Fastest Indian; The Bank Job) and television (Charmed), born in Fulton, England
  • Sep 22 Paul LeMat, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • Sep 23 Paul Petersen, American actor (Donna Reed Show - "Jeff Stone"), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sep 28 Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell's Angels '69)
  • Oct 4 Clifton Davis, American actor (That's My Mama; Amen) and singer-songwriter ("Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • Oct 12 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Oct 14 Lesley Joseph, British stage and screen actress (Birds of a Feather - "Dorien") and radio broadcaster, born in Finsbury Park, London
  • Oct 18 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • Oct 19 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos; Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • Oct 19 John Lithgow, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (3rd Rock From The Sun - "Dick"; Harry & Hendersons; The World According to Garp; Shrek), recording artist, poet, and children's book author, born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 20 Hector the Bulldog, Warner Bros. cartoon character (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Peck Up Your Troubles"
  • Oct 21 Everett McGill, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 22 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • Oct 26 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 27 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), born in Barrington, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Oct 27 John Kane, British actor and writer, born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
  • Oct 29 Melba Moore [Beatrice], American singer and actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Henry Winkler, American actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor (Groundhog Day), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Charlie Robinson, American actor (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Mac"; Hart of Dixie), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Nov 12 Valerie Leon, English actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England
  • Nov 14 Paul Hirsch, American film editor
  • Nov 15 Bob Gunton, American actor
  • Nov 16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 18 Glen Walken, American actor (Leave it to Larry), born in Queens, New York City
  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 21 Goldie Hawn, American actress (The First Wives Club, Private Benjamin), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Nov 23 Assaf Dayan, Israeli director and actor (Operation Thunderbolt), born in Nahalal, Mandatory Palestine (d. 2014)
  • Nov 26 Daniel Davis, American actor (Niles-Nanny), born in Gurdon, Arkansas
  • Nov 26 Tandy Cronyn, American actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Barbara Anderson, American actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 27 Alain de Cadenet, English TV presenter (SPEED Channel), born in London
  • Nov 27 James Avery, American actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013), born in Pughsville, Virginia

Bette Midler

Dec 1 Bette Midler, American singer ("The Rose"; "Wind Beneath My Wings"), and actress (Ruthless People; Beaches), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Dec 2 Penelope Spheeris, American film director (The Decline of Western Civilization), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 6 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Dec 6 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • Dec 8 Donna Michelle, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Dec 9 Michael Nouri, American stage and screen actor (Bay City Blues, Love & War), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 9 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor, born in Turku, Finland
  • Dec 12 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Dec 13 Kathy Garver, American actress (Cissy in Family Affair), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 15 Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 16 Patti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
  • Dec 17 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • Dec 17 Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)
  • Dec 19 Elaine Joyce, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 22 Diane Sawyer, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Dec 22 Marianne van Wijnkoop [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Nicholas Meyer, American writer & director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan), born in New York City
  • Dec 25 Rick Berman [Richard], American television producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • Dec 25 Gary Sandy, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 26 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)

Davy Jones

Dec 30 Davy Jones, British singer (The Monkees - "Daydream Believer"), and actor (The Monkees), born in Manchester, England (d. 2012)

  • Dec 30 Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • Dec 30 Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • Dec 31 Barbara Carrera, Nicaraguan actress (Angelica-Dallas), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua

About 1945

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