Birthdays in Film & Television in 1949

  • Jan 2 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 7 Anne Schedeen, American actress
  • Jan 10 Teresa Graves, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 13 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
  • Jan 14 Christine Belford, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • Jan 14 Lawrence Kasdan, director/writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 14 Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 15 Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
  • Jan 16 Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • Jan 17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian and actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17 Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
  • Jan 24 John Belushi, comedian and actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • Jan 26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 31 Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
  • Feb 2 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 4 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 6 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England
  • Feb 8 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 8 Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)
  • Feb 10 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • Feb 15 Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 20 Ivana Trump, Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic
  • Feb 25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 2 Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Mar 12 Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)
  • Mar 12 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer and filmmaker
  • Mar 15 John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)
  • Mar 16 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Victor Garber, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 17 Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
  • Mar 19 Denny Albee, American actor (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Mar 22 Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman (BBC)
  • Mar 22 Fanny Ardant, Monte Carlo, actress (Australia, Confidentially Yours)
  • Mar 26 Vicki Lawrence, American actress (Carol Burnett, Mama's Family), born in Inglewood, California
  • Mar 26 Patrick Süskind, German writer and screenwriter, known for novel "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • Mar 30 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • Mar 30 Sue Cook, British broadcaster
  • Mar 30 Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
  • Mar 30 Dana [Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein] Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England
  • Apr 2 Pamela Reed, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Apr 3 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Apr 6 Jane Actman, American actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 8 Jim Lampley, Hendersonville NC, newscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
  • Apr 11 Carl Franklin, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in Richmond, California
  • Apr 11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Apr 14 John Shea, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • Apr 15 Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • Apr 16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)

  • Apr 19 Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, France

Person of interestJessica Lange

Apr 20 Jessica Lange, American actress (King Kong, Tootsie, American Horror Stories), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • Apr 20 Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Bristol, England
  • Apr 21 Patti LuPone, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On), born in Northport, New York
  • Apr 23 Blair Brown, actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 Joyce DeWitt, Wheeling WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
  • Apr 26 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 27 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
  • Apr 28 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Anita Dobson, England, actress (Annie Watts-EastEnders)
  • May 1 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • May 4 Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)
  • May 5 Anna Bergman, actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 7 Marilyn Cole, Portsmouth England, playmate of the year (Jan, 1972)
  • May 13 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Zoe Wanamaker, American actress (Raggedy Rawney), born in NYC, New York
  • May 15 Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
  • May 18 Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
  • May 24 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • May 26 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
  • May 26 Pam Grier, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • May 26 Philip Michael Thomas, actor (Miami Vice), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 28 Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
  • May 31 Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor
  • Jun 8 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • Jun 10 Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Jun 14 Rochelle Firestone, actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jun 15 Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England
  • Jun 15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jun 16 Kale Browne, San Rafael California, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
  • Jun 22 Lindsay Wagner, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMeryl Streep

Jun 22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • Jun 25 Brenda Sykes, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • Jul 2 Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • Jul 3 Jan Smithers, N actress (Bailey-WKRP), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 3 Susan Penhaligon, Manilla Philippines, actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits)
  • Jul 5 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
  • Jul 6 Shelley Hack, actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Person of interestShelley Duvall

Jul 7 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas

  • Jul 8 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • Jul 10 Mark Shera, actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Tommy Mottola, American music executive (Casablanca Records), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 19 Ivar Kants, Australian actor
  • Jul 24 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Jeremy Thomas, actor (Family Life)
  • Jul 28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
  • Jul 29 Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
  • Jul 29 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 1 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker
  • Aug 2 Madeleine Smith, actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • Aug 6 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Aug 8 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • Aug 11 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • Aug 15 Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
  • Aug 16 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
  • Aug 21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 23 Christopher Blake, actor (Alexa)
  • Aug 23 Shelley Long, american actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Aug 23 Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
  • Aug 24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 24 Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Aug 25 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • Aug 30 Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)

Person of interestRichard Gere

Aug 31 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 10 Don Muraco, professional wrestler
  • Sep 10 Bill O'Reilly, American TV host and commentator (The O'Reilly Factor), born in New York City
  • Sep 16 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Susan Ruttan, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Sep 18 Billy Drago, American actor known for his roles as a villain (Pale Rider, The Untouchables), born in Hugoton, Kansas
  • Sep 19 Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)
  • Sep 20 Anthony Denison, American actor
  • Sep 25 Anson Williams, actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25 Mimi Kennedy, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 25 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • Sep 26 Leonide F M "Leonie" Triesschijn, Dutch actress/mime
  • Sep 27 Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
  • Sep 29 Tony Hoty, actor (Ransom, Paper), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestSigourney Weaver

Oct 8 Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • Oct 10 Jessica Harper, actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler, born in Borger, Texas
  • Oct 13 Marisol Malaret, Miss Universe 1970
  • Oct 14 Katy Manning, English/Australian actress
  • Oct 17 Bill Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 25 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 28 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality, and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Oct 29 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • Nov 1 Jeannie Berlin, actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Michael Evans, American actor (All in the Family), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Berlinda Tolbert, actor (Jenny-Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Armin Shimerman, American actor
  • Nov 6 Brad Davis, American actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d.1991)
  • Nov 6 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London
  • Nov 10 Ann Reinking, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 14 Phil Baron, American voice actor (Piglet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 21 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • Nov 24 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, Thunder Bay Ont, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman)
  • Nov 29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 2 Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)
  • Dec 3 Heather Menzies, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 3 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2017)

Person of interestJeff Bridges

Dec 4 Jeff Bridges, actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Dec 4 Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
  • Dec 5 Lewis Arlt, actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • Dec 12 Bill Nighy, English actor
  • Dec 13 Paula Wilcox, English actress
  • Dec 15 Don Johnson, Flatt Creek, Missouri, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges)
  • Dec 18 Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
  • Dec 19 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • Dec 20 Claudia Jennings, [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], Minn, playmate (Nov, 1969)

Person of interestSissy Spacek

Dec 25 Sissy Spacek, American Actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Quitman, Texas

Actress Sissy Spacek
Actress
Sissy Spacek