On This Day

Actors and Actresses Born in 1947

  • Jan 4 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • Jan 5 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 11 Anna Calder-Marshall, English actress (Zulu Dawn), born in Kensington, England
  • Jan 16 Juliet Berto, French actress (Le Sex Shop), born in Grenoble France (d. 1990)
  • Jan 17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in New York City, New York
  • Jan 17 Todd Susman, American actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 19 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • Jan 19 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • Jan 21 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 26 Patrick Dewaere [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)
  • Feb 1 Normie Rowe, Australian pop singer ("Que Sera Sera"), and stage and TV actor (Sons and daughters), born in Melbourne, Australia

Farrah Fawcett

Feb 2 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)

  • Feb 3 Paul Auster, American author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • Feb 3 Stephen McHattie [Smith], Canadian actor (300, Watchmen, The Fountain), born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Feb 4 Jeannie Wilson, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 5 David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California

Darrell Waltrip

Feb 5 Darrell Waltrip, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series 1981, 82, 85; Daytona 500 1989; winner 84 x NASCAR Cup Series races) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • Feb 11 Joselito [José Jiménez], Spanish singer and actor, born in Beas de Segura, Andalucia, Spain
  • Feb 11 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 13 Kevin Bloody Wilson [Dennis Bryant], Australian musical comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon; Death in Vienna; SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Russell "Rusty "Hamer, American actor (Make Room for Daddy - "Rusty"), born in Tenafly, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Feb 17 Dallas Adams, British actor, painter and writer (Terror From Within)
  • Feb 20 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, American actor (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
  • Feb 23 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • Feb 24 Edward James Olmos, American actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 25 Anne Beatts, American comedy writer (National Lampoon magazine; Saturday Night Live, 1975-79; Square Pegs), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Thicke of the Night; Growing Pains), and TV theme song composer (Doff'rent Strokes; The Facts Of Life), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Mar 4 David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • Mar 4 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjavík (d. 2015)
  • Mar 5 (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Mar 6 Judy Loe, British actress (Singles, Meaning of Life), born in Urmston, England
  • Mar 6 Rob Reiner, American Emmy Award-winning actor (All In The Family -"Mike/Meathead") and film director (Stand By Me; When Harry Met Sally; This Is Spinal Tap), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, American singer and actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 7 Lewis J Stadlen, American stage and screen actor (Minnie's Boys - "Groucho"; Savages; Windy City; Benson), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 7 Richard Lawson, American actor (Eddie-O'Neills), born in Loma Linda, California
  • Mar 12 Jill O'Hara, American Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!), born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 14 Pam Ayres, English poet, Radio and TV presenter, born in Stanford in the Vale, England
  • Mar 15 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor (Traffik; It's Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill), born in Prešov, Slovakia
  • Mar 18 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • Mar 18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright

Glenn Close

Mar 19 Glenn Close, American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

  • Mar 23 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 23 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji [Masako Ohta], Japanese film actress and singer (Lady Snowblood), born in Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 27 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 1 Norm Van Lier, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 1974, 76, 77; Chicago Bulls) and broadcaster (Comcast SportsNet), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Apr 4 Ray Fosse, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star, Gold Glove Award 1970, 71 Cleveland Indians; World Series Oakland A's 1973, 74) and broadcaster (Oakland A's NBC), born in Marion, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • Apr 4 James Hazeldine, British stage and screen actor (London's Burning), born in Salford, Lancashire, England (d. 2002)
  • Apr 6 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cheers -"Cliff Clavin"; Toy Story; Ghandi), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Apr 8 Cindy Pickett, American actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Apr 11 Peter Riegert, American actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 11 Uli Edel, German film director (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, Germany
  • Apr 11 Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 12 Dan Lauria, American actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Brooklyn, New York

David Letterman

Apr 12 David Letterman, American comedian and late night TV host (Late Night; Late Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Apr 15 Diane "DeDe" Lind, American glamour model and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • Apr 17 Linda Martin, Irish singer and TV presenter, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 18 Dorothy Lyman, American actress (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

James Woods

Apr 18 James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • Apr 18 Lori Martin, American actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 20 David Leland, English actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • Apr 25 Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 26 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 30 Leslie Grantham, English actor (EastEnders), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • May 6 Ben Masters, American actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right), born in Corvalis, Oregon
  • May 6 Alan Dale, New Zealand born actor (Neighbours), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • May 9 Anthony Higgins, British actor (A Walk with Love and Death, Something for Everyone), born in East Northamptonshire, England
  • May 10 Meg Foster, American actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • May 12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter, born in Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • May 13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • May 14 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2006)
  • May 16 Bill Smitrovich, American character actor (Crime Story; Miami Vice; Life Goes On), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • May 18 Candice Azzara, American actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 21 Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor (Titanic), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • May 25 Karen Valentine, American actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • May 26 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • May 28 Sondra Locke, American actress and director (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • May 29 Anthony Geary, American actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville, Utah
  • Jun 1 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • Jun 5 David Hare, English playwright and director (Plenty, The Hours, The Reader), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England
  • Jun 6 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 8 Julie Driscoll, English rocker and actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee), born in London
  • Jun 15 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Jun 16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer (SNL; Blues Brothers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American film score (Austin Powers movies), stage, and concert composer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jun 18 Bernard Giraudeau, French actor (L'Annee des Meduses), screenwriter, and director, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 2010)
  • Jun 18 Linda Thorson [Robinson], Canadian actress (The Avengers - "Tara", One Life To Live - "Julia"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 19 Youn Yuh Jung, South Korean actress (Minari), born in Kaesong, Korea
  • Jun 20 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Jun 21 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • Jun 21 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties; Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • Jun 21 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jun 23 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 24 Walter Willison, Monterrey Park California, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Jun 24 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • Jun 25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 27 Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
  • Jun 28 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress, born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

Richard Lewis

Jun 29 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 29 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland

Larry David

Jul 2 Larry David, American actor, comedian and screenwriter (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jul 3 Betty Buckley, American Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (Cats - "Memory"; Eight Is Enough - "Abby"; 1776), born in Big Spring, Texas
  • Jul 3 Dave Barry, American humorist and author, born in Armonk, New York
  • Jul 6 Richard Beckinsale, English actor (Porridge, Doing Time), born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1979)

O.J. Simpson

Jul 9 O.J. Simpson, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, broadcaster and actor (Heisman Trophy 1968; NFL MVP 1973; Buffalo Bills), born in San Francisco, California

  • Jul 10 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1993) [1]
  • Jul 14 Nick Benedict, American actor (Pistol-Birth of a Legend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 18 Kurt Mann, American actor (Bad Penny), born in Roslyn, New York
  • Jul 19 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, born in Chingford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 21 Wendell Burton, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jul 22 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist ("Rock On") and actor (That'll Be The Day), born in Plaistow, Essex (now part of Greater London), England
  • Jul 24 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • Jul 24 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Betty Thomas, American actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 28 Sally Struthers, American actress (All in the Family - "Gloria"), born in Portland, Oregon

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Jul 30 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American body builder, actor (Terminator), and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria

  • Jul 30 Margo Sappington, American actress (Oh Calcutta, Where's Charley), born in Baytown, Texas
  • Jul 30 William Atherton, American actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44), born in Orange, Connecticut
  • Jul 31 Richard Griffiths, British actor (Withnail & I, Harry Potter), born in Thornaby-on-Tees
  • Aug 1 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes - "I'll Talk To You Later"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 6 Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
  • Aug 8 Larry Wilcox, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 13 Gretchen Corbett, American actress (Beth-Rockford Files), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 13 John Stocker, Canadian voice actor (The Dream Team), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 14 Peter Christian, English actor, born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 15 Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 15 Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress (Shubho Mahurat), born in Ranaghat, Bengal, India
  • Aug 19 Gerald McRaney, American actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad), born in Collins, Mississippi
  • Aug 19 Dave Dutton, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Atherton, England
  • Aug 22 Cindy Williams, American actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Aug 23 David Robb, British actor (I, Claudius), born in London
  • Aug 24 Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 26 Candy Moore, American actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ), born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 26 Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor (George Lopez), born in Havana, Cuba

Barbara Bach

Aug 27 Barbara Bach [Goldbach], American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone), born in Queens, New York

  • Aug 27 Harry Reems, American actor, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 28 Alice Playton, American actress (Who Killed Mary Whats 'er Name), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 31 Mona Marshall, American voice actress
  • Sep 4 Bob Jenkins, American television and radio sports announcer (IndyCar & NASCAR telecasts for ESPN/ABC, NBC Sports), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 2021)

Jane Curtin

Sep 6 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL: Kate & Allie; Third Rock From The Sun), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sam Neill

Sep 14 Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

  • Sep 16 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Loretta"), and country singer ("Baby Boy"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 24 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor, born in Norway
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Sep 26 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • Sep 27 Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
  • Sep 27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer ("Answer Me"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 28 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Sep 29 Martin Ferrero, American actor (Jurassic Park), born in Brookport, New York
  • Sep 30 Rula Lenska [Róża Łubieńska], British stage and screen actress (Coronation Street; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in St Neots, England
  • Oct 1 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Oct 1 Larry Lamb, British actor (EastEnders; Gavin & Stacey), born in Edmonton, Middlesex, England
  • Oct 3 Alan Rachins, American actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 9 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 10 Giant Haystacks [Martin Ruane], English professional wrestler, born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1998)
  • Oct 12 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 15 Lynn Lowry, American actress (Cat People, Crazies), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Michael McKean, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 18 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • Oct 22 Lee Meredith [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)

Kevin Kline

Oct 24 Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Oct 28 Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California

Richard Dreyfuss

Oct 29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Oct 31 Deidre Hall, American actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 4 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals, 3 x 100; coach Australian & England Academies) and broadcaster (9 Network), born in Perth, Australia (d. 2022)
  • Nov 6 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years
  • Nov 9 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Nov 12 Patrice Leconte, French film director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)
  • Nov 13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 24 Dwight Schultz, American actor (A-Team - "Murdock"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Barclay"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, American character actor (Repo Man; Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 25 John Larroquette, American actor (Night Court - "Dan Fielding"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Jonathan Kaplan, French film director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 26 Susanne Zenor, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 1 Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth (35 Tests; Manly, Warrington, Easts; RL Immortal) and coach (39 Tests Australia; Manly, Easts), born in Warrington, England (d. 2021)
  • Dec 7 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 7 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Dec 7 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 8 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California
  • Dec 10 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 1980)
  • Dec 11 Tom Fuccello, American actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Dec 16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Hassett, American actress (The Other Side of the Mountain), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17 Wes Studi, Native American actor (Last of the Mohicans), born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
  • Dec 26 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)

About 1947

How Old? 74 or 75 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Jan 1 - Jan 21), Pig (Jan 22 - Dec 31)