Birthdays in Film & Television in 1948

About 1948

How Old? 69 or 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 28), Pig (Jan 22 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 12 Anthony Andrews, actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Nolan, actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

Jan 16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Jan 22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • Jan 28 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • Jan 30 Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
  • Feb 2 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • Feb 5 Christopher Guest, American actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • Feb 11 Sue Bernard, playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 14 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • Feb 14 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)

  • Feb 17 José José, Mexican singer and actor
  • Feb 18 Sinead Cusack, Irish actress (Waterland, Revenge)
  • Feb 18 Tony Anselmo, American animator and cartoon voice actor
  • Feb 19 Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Feb 21 Larry Ragland, comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 22 John Ashton, American actor
  • Feb 24 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Lorri Menconi, playmate (Feb, 1969)
  • Feb 24 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • Feb 26 Priscilla Lopez, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 28 Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 28 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • Mar 5 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • Mar 11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • Mar 14 Billy Crystal, Long Beach, New York, American actor, writer, producer (Soap, City Slickers)
  • Mar 16 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
  • Mar 20 John de Lancie, actor (Q-Star Trek Next Gen, Days of our Lives)
  • Mar 25 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • Mar 25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
  • Mar 28 Dianne Wiest, American actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 28 Matthew Corbett, English retired actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Mar 29 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York

  • Mar 30 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 31 Rhea Perlman, American actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Apr 6 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • Apr 9 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • Apr 12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 13 Amy Robinson, writer/actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 21 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • Apr 23 Tessa Wyatt, actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night)
  • Apr 23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • Apr 26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • Apr 28 Marcia Strassman, American actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • Apr 29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 30 Perry King, Alliance OH, actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad")
  • May 3 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • May 6 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • May 8 Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • May 8 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • May 12 Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 16 Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
  • May 18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • May 19 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • May 20 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
  • May 21 Carol Potter, American actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • May 27 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • May 29 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • May 29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • May 30 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 1 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 2 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • Jun 4 Rosemary Joyce, model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)
  • Jun 11 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 13 Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
  • Jun 19 Phylicia Rashad, American actress and singer (The Cosby Show, One Life to Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestKathy Bates

Jun 28 Kathy Bates, American academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Actress Kathy Bates
Actress
Kathy Bates
  • Jun 29 Fred Grandy, American actor (The Love Boat) and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Jul 2 Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
  • Jul 5 William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Jul 6 Nathalie Baye, Mainneville France, actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon)
  • Jul 7 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
  • Jul 8 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Jul 13 Daphne Maxwell Reid, actress (Frank's Place)
  • Jul 16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jul 18 Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 Beverly Archer, American actress (Iola-Mama's Family), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Jul 21 Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)
  • Jul 22 Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • Jul 24 Marvin the Martian, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Haredevil Hare"
  • Jul 28 Georgia Engel, American actress (Georgette- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • Jul 30 Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor (22 Bullets), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Aug 10 Patti Austin, soul singer/actress (Real Me)
  • Aug 17 Bo Rucker, actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 18 Carol O'Neal, playmate (July, 1972)
  • Aug 18 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ), born in St. Lucia, Caribbean
  • Aug 20 John Noble, Australian actor
  • Aug 22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • Aug 22 Eleonora Brown, Italian actress (The Sailor from Gibraltar), born in Naples, Italy
  • Aug 28 Vonda N. McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 30 Lewis Black, American stand-up comedian (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Aug 31 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 7 Susan Blakely, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sep 8 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • Sep 10 Judy Geeson, Arundei actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk), born in Sussex, England
  • Sep 13 Clyde Kusatsu, American actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 13 Nell Carter, American actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • Sep 17 John Ritter, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire), born in Burbank, California

Person of interestJeremy Irons

Sep 19 Jeremy Irons, English actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

  • Sep 19 Mihai Timofti, director and actor (Lautarii), born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Sep 22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • Sep 24 Gordon Clapp, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue), born in North Conway, New Hampshire

Person of interestPhil Hartman

Sep 24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

Sep 26 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • Sep 27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • Sep 27 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 2 Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Oct 2 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • Oct 5 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 8 Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)
  • Oct 16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 16 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • Oct 17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), born in Yellowknife, Canada
  • Oct 21 Tom Everett, American actor
  • Oct 26 Marshall Colt, actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestKate Jackson

Oct 29 Kate Jackson, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • Nov 1 Anna Stuart, American Actress (Another World, All My Children)
  • Nov 3 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
  • Nov 10 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao)
  • Nov 11 Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light)
  • Nov 13 Sheila Frazier, American actress (Gloria-Lazarus Syndrome), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 Andrea Marcovicci, American actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Samuel E. Wright, American actor (Enos, Ball Four), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • Nov 23 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
  • Nov 25 Storm Field, [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)
  • Nov 26 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
  • Nov 28 Agnieszka Holland, Polish actress, director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dec 6 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 7 Gary Morris, country singer/actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 9 Ron Vawter, Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister)
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Baur, actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 14 Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
  • Dec 14 Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
  • Dec 15 David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)
  • Dec 15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in West Haven Connecticut
  • Dec 15 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)
  • Dec 16 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • Dec 21 Barry Gordon, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Person of interestSamuel L. Jackson

Dec 21 Samuel L. Jackson, American actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Dec 22 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
  • Dec 22 Lynne Thigpen, US actress, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Dec 23 Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City
  • Dec 25 Barbara Mandrell, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer and actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 27 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • Dec 31 Joe Dallesandro, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida