Birthdays in Film & Television in 1945

  • Jan 5 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • Jan 6 Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
  • Jan 9 Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
  • Jan 9 Harun Farocki, actor and director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
  • Jan 9 John Doman, American actor
  • Jan 10 Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 11 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), born in Lendolf (d. 2017)
  • Jan 16 Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
  • Jan 22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • Jan 25 Leigh Taylor-Young, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.

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

  • Feb 3 Willeke Alberti, [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)
  • Feb 4 David Brenner, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 7 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
  • 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 14 Gregory Hines, American actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Brenda Fricker, actress (My Left Foot), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 17 Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)
  • Feb 18 Michael Nader, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 19 Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
  • Feb 19 Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
  • 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
  • Feb 22 Leslie Charleson, actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 27 Daniel Olbrychski, Polish actor (La Truite)
  • Feb 28 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
  • 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, actress (Jo-Days of Our Lives)
  • Mar 3 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Mar 4 Jaime Tirelli, American actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Frank Novak, American actor
  • 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, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 10 Katharine Houghton, 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
  • Mar 19 Lisa Nicole Baker, playmate of the year (Nov 1966), born in Detroit, Texas
  • Mar 19 Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
  • Mar 20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • Mar 23 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • Mar 24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 Julie Goodyear, British actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street)
  • Mar 29 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show)
  • Mar 31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • Apr 1 Heather Young, Bremerton Wash, actress (Betty-Land of Giants)

  • Apr 2 Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 3 Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • Apr 4 Caroline McWilliams, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 4 Walter Charles, East Strousberg PA, actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds)
  • Apr 13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 13 Charles Robinson, American actor
  • Apr 14 Derek Leckenby, rocker/actor (Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter)
  • Apr 20 Michael Brandon, American actor
  • Apr 21 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 29 Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If)
  • May 2 Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan model and socialite who married Mike Jagger, born in Managua, Nicaragua
  • 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 12 Linda Carlson, actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 13 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 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
  • Jun 4 Margaret Impert, Horseheads NY, actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots)
  • Jun 5 Klaus Wyborny, actor (Klammer auf Klammer Zu)
  • Jun 6 David Dukes, SF, actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War)
  • Jun 11 Adrienne Barbeau, actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jun 15 Nicola Pagett, actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade)
  • Jun 17 Frank Ashmore, American actor
  • 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 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor
  • Jul 3 Michael Cole, 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, [Gervis], actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 10 Ron Glass, actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director
  • Jul 12 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
  • Jul 17 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • Jul 19 George Dzunda, Rosenheim Germany, actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order)
  • Jul 21 Leigh Lawson, Atherston England, actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy)
  • 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, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
  • Jul 26 Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland

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

Actress Helen Mirren
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Helen Mirren
  • Jul 29 Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
  • Jul 30 David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
  • Aug 2 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Aug 3 Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Aug 5 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 5 Jo Collins, Oregon, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1964)
  • Aug 14 Brenda Benet, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 14 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer

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Aug 14 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Aug 14 Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]
  • 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, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Aug 22 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Aug 24 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • Sep 10 Tom Ligon, actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 12 Maria Aitken, actress (Fish Called Wanda)
  • Sep 13 Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
  • Sep 15 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • Sep 15 Ron Shelton, American film director
  • Sep 17 Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
  • Sep 19 Randolph Mantooth, actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 22 Paul LeMat, Rahway, New Jersey, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard)
  • Sep 23 Paul Petersen, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 28 Conny Van Dyke, Nassawadox Va, actress (Framed, Hell's Angels '69)
  • Oct 4 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), 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 15 Jere Burns, American actor
  • 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), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • Oct 19 John Lithgow, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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/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, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Valerie Leon, 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, Astoria Queens, actor (Leave it to Larry)
  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • Nov 21 Goldie Hawn, American actress (The First Wives Club, Private Benjamin), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Nov 23 Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • Nov 23 Steve Landesberg, comedian and actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 26 Daniel Davis, Gurdun Ark, actor (Niles-Nanny)
  • Nov 26 Tandy Cronyn, actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends)
  • Nov 27 Barbara Anderson, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 27 James Avery, Pughsville, Virginia, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)

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Dec 1 Bette Midler, American actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Actress/Singer
Bette Midler
  • Dec 2 Penelope Spheeris, American film director
  • 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 9 Michael Nouri, actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 9 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor
  • 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, actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life)
  • 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, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Dec 22 Marianne van Wijnkoop, [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables)
  • Dec 24 Nicholas Meyer, director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan)
  • Dec 25 Rick Berman, [Richard], televison 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)
  • Dec 30 Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • Dec 30 Vernon Wells, Australian actor