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Birthdays in Film & Television in August 1949

  • Aug 1 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, born in Tenterden, Kent (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Madeleine Smith, English 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, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • Aug 15 Ann Ryerson, American actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin), born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Aug 16 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • Aug 20 Katiana Balanika [Aikaterini Athaniti], Greek actress (On Air) and singer
  • Aug 21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 Christopher Blake, English actor (Alexa), born in Chingford, London
  • Aug 23 Shelley Long, American actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Aug 24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • Aug 28 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)

Person of interestRichard Gere

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


About August 1949

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)