Birthdays in Film & Television in 1947

  • Jan 4 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • Jan 5 Ted Lange, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 11 Anna Calder-Marshall, Kensington England, actress (Zulu Dawn)
  • Jan 16 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • Jan 17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17 Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano, 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)

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

  • Feb 3 Paul Auster, US 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, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
  • Feb 15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Rusty Hamer, Tenafly NJ, actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy)
  • Feb 17 Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
  • Feb 17 Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)
  • Feb 20 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, American actor
  • Feb 23 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • Feb 24 Edward James Olmos, Cal, actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph)
  • Feb 27 Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
  • Mar 1 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), 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 4 Gwen Welles, American actress (d. 1993)
  • Mar 5 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Mar 6 Judy Loe, Urmston Manchester UK, actress (Singles, Meaning of Life)
  • Mar 6 Rob Reiner, actor and director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 7 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 7 Lewis J Stadlen, American actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 7 Richard Lawson, actor (Eddie-O'Neills)
  • Mar 11 Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], actress (1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 12 Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)
  • Mar 14 Janis Schmitt, playmate (February, 1978), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 15 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • Mar 18 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • Mar 18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
  • Mar 18 Heather Ryan, American model and former Playmate of the Month
  • Mar 19 Glenn Close, American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Mar 23 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • Mar 27 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 4 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • Apr 6 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), 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, Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, German film director
  • Apr 11 Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 12 Dan Lauria, actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years) (1947 approx)

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Apr 12 David Letterman, comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Apr 15 DeDe Lind, playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)

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

  • Apr 18 Lori Martin, actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 20 David Leland, actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • Apr 25 Jeffrey DeMunn, 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
  • 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, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • May 12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • May 13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • May 14 Tamara Dobson, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 16 Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • May 18 Candice Azzara, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 21 Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
  • May 25 Karen Valentine, actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • May 26 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • May 28 Patti Reynolds, playmate (Sept, 1965), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 28 Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • May 29 Anthony Geary, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville Utah
  • Jun 1 Jonathan Pryce, Holywell Flintshire, Welsh actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Jun 6 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 8 Julie Driscoll, rocker/actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee)
  • Jun 15 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Jun 17 Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)
  • Jun 18 Linda Thorson, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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)
  • 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 (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • Jun 24 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • Jun 25 Jimmie Walker, 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

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

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

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Jul 2 Larry David, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian/Writer Larry David
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Larry David
  • Jul 3 Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
  • Jul 3 Dave Barry, American humorist and author
  • Jul 6 Richard Beckinsale, Nottingham England, actor (Porridge, Doing Time)
  • Jul 14 Nick Benedict, 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, Roslyn NY, actor (Bad Penny)
  • 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], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • Jul 24 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • Jul 24 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Betty Thomas, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 28 Sally Struther, actress (Gloria-All in the Family), born in Portland, Oregon

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

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Jul 30 Margo Sappington, Baytown TX, actress (Oh Calcutta)
  • Jul 30 William Atherton, Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44)
  • Aug 6 Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
  • Aug 8 Larry Wilcox, SD California, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs)
  • Aug 13 Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)
  • Aug 13 John Stocker, Canadian actor
  • Aug 14 Peter Christian, English actor
  • 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
  • Aug 22 Cindy Williams, American actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Aug 23 David Robb, British actor
  • Aug 25 Anne Archer, 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

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

Actress Barbara Bach
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Barbara Bach
  • 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

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Sep 6 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL, Allie Lowell-Kate & Allie), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin

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

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • 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, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 24 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
  • Sep 26 Graham Faulkner, 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
  • Sep 30 Rula Lenska, St Neots England, actress (Friends from Europe are here)
  • Oct 1 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Oct 9 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
  • Oct 10 Alan Rachins, actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Oct 12 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 15 Lynn Lowry, E St Louis Ill, actress (Cat People, Crazies)
  • 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)

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

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

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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 6 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai (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 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 19 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Jabberwocky)
  • Nov 24 Dwight Schultz, actor (A-Team), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 25 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, American actor
  • Nov 26 Susanne Zenor, American actress
  • Dec 7 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi)
  • Dec 7 Vincent Baggetta, actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 7 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer
  • Dec 8 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California
  • Dec 10 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (d. 1980)
  • Dec 11 Tom Fuccello, 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
  • Dec 17 Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)
  • Dec 26 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
  • Dec 27 Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as "Ax" of Demolition
  • Dec 28 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • Dec 29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 29 Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
  • Dec 30 Michael Burns, Mineola LI, actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train)
  • Dec 31 Tim Matheson, California, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)