Birthdays in Film & Television in October 1946

  • Oct 2 Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)
  • Oct 2 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
  • Oct 3 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Biff Henderson, American television personality

Person of interestSusan Sarandon

Oct 4 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • Oct 6 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 Charles Dance, Redditch, Worcestershire, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown)
  • Oct 10 Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter
  • Oct 11 Felton Perry, actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death)
  • Oct 13 Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back)
  • Oct 15 Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
  • Oct 16 Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • Oct 17 Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Oct 17 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • Oct 19 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • Oct 22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • Oct 23 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • Oct 26 Maureen Anderman, American actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 26 Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • Oct 30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Lynne Marta, actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Stephen Rea, Irish film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 31 Norman Lovett, English stand-up comedian and actor (Red Dwarf), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England