On This Day

Actors and Actresses Born in 1951

  • Jan 1 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • Jan 2 Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller], American model (Oui), born in Woodstock, New York
  • Jan 8 John McTiernan, American actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 10 Kathleen Bradley, American model (Price is Right), born in Girard, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II; Cheers - "Rebecca"), born in Wichita, Kansas

Charo

Jan 15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne (Chico and the Man: The Love Boat), and flamenco guitarist, born in Murcia, Spain

  • Jan 24 Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian (It's a wonderful country), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Jan 26 Walt Willey, American actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • Jan 27 Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 30 Charles S. Dutton, American actor (Alien 3; Crocodile Dundee 2; Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Phil Collins

Jan 30 Phil Collins, British Oscar, Grammy, Novello, and Brit Award-winning rock drummer, pop singer-songwriter (Genesis - "Invisible Touch"; "I Can't Dance"; solo - "In The Air Tonight"; "Against All Odds"), and actor (Buster), born in Chiswick, England

  • Feb 2 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Ken Bruce, Scottish broadcaster (The Ken Bruce Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 4 Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
  • Feb 6 Jacques Villeret, French film actor, born in Loches, France (d. 2005)
  • Feb 9 Penny Peyser, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), born in Irvington, New York
  • Feb 10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 David Naughton, American actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 15 Jane Seymour [Joyce Frankenberg], British actress (Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, Dr Quinn), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Stephen Nichols, American actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 20 Edward Albert, American actor (Falcon Crest - "Jeff"; Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Feb 24 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • Feb 24 Debra Jo Rupp, American stage and screen actress (That 70s Show - "Kitty"; Becoming Dr. Ruth), born in Glendale, California
  • Feb 25 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 27 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor, born in Velo, Greece (d. 2017)
  • Mar 2 Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
  • Mar 4 Gwen Welles, American actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer ("Nerai uchi"), and actress (Kamen Island), born in Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Mar 5 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • Mar 9 Zakir Hussain, Punjabi tabla virtuoso, composer, producer (Global Drum Project), and film actor, born in Mahim, India
  • Mar 12 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Mar 14 Rigdon "Rick" Dees, American actor, voice artist and radio disc jock (The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mar 16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario

Kurt Russell

Mar 17 Kurt Russell, American actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Mar 18 (Patrick) "Paul" Barber, English stage and screen actor (The Full Monty; Only Fools and Horses - "Denzil"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 20 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 23 Lis Howell, British broadcaster (director of programs GMTV), born in Liverpool. England
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1995)

Steven Seagal

Apr 10 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 13 Peter Davison, English actor (fifth Doctor in Doctor Who; All Creatures Great and Small), born in London
  • Apr 17 Olivia Hussey, Argentine-British actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 19 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)
  • May 4 (Sigmund) "Jackie" Jackson, American pop singer and songwriter (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "I Want You Back"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 7 Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Juan Epstein"), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • May 8 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show; M*A*S*H; Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 9 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13 Selina Scott, English TV newscaster (West 57th), born in Scarborough, England
  • May 14 Season Hubley [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • May 18 Denny Dillon, American comedian (SNL, Dream On), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 18 James Stephens, American actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • May 20 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • May 21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian, writer, actor (SNL, 1975-80; 1985-90), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Don Warrington [Donald Williams], Trinidadian-born British actor (Rising Damp), born in Trinidad
  • May 25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter (Back to the Future), born in University City, Missouri
  • May 30 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • Jun 4 David Yip, British-Chinese actor (The Chinese Detective), born in Liverpool, England

Suze Orman

Jun 5 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, author and TV personality and author (The Suze Orman Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jun 5 Ellen Foley, American pop singer (with Meatloaf - "Paradise By The Dashboard Light"), and actress (Night Court, 1984-85), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 7 Anne Twomey, American actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 10 Dan Fouts, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (First-team All-Pro 1979, 82; Pro Bowl 1979–83, 85; San Diego Chargers) and broadcaster (CBS television, Westwood One radio), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 12 Alan Dysert, American actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children), born in Vermilion County, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jun 16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • Jun 16 Sonia Braga, Brazilian actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands), born in Maringa, Brazil
  • Jun 17 Joe Piscopo, American comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 18 Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host (Playback Show)
  • Jun 19 Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress (Terror, Shock), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jun 20 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • Jun 24 David Rodigan, British radio DJ, born in Hanover, Germany
  • Jun 25 Lee Wilkof, American actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Pamela Bellwood [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 1 Daryl Anderson, American actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Trevor Eve, English actor (Shadow Chasers), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Jul 5 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, born in Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan (d. 2013)

Geoffrey Rush

Jul 6 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland

  • Jul 7 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan

Anjelica Huston

Jul 8 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jul 9 Chris Cooper, American actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 10 Phyllis Smith, American actress (Phyllis Vance-The Office), born in The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 12 Cheryl Ladd, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • Jul 12 Jamey Sheridan, American actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 12 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 13 Didi Conn [Bernstein], American actress (Denise-Benson, Grease), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 14 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • Jul 15 Jesse Ventura [James Janos], American professional wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 16 Lorraine Chase, English actress and model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets), born in Deptford, England
  • Jul 17 Lucie Arnaz, American actress (Here's Lucy - "Kim": The Jazz Singer), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Margo Martindale, American actress (The Americans), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Jul 19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker (King of New York), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 20 Jeff Rawle, English actor

Robin Williams

Jul 21 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

  • Jul 22 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 Edie McClurg, American actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 23 Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 24 Lynda Carter, American actress (Wonder Woman, Sky High) and Miss USA (1973), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 25 Vanessa [Connie Witteman], Dutch model and singer, born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • Jul 27 Janet Eilber, American actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 28 Doug Collins, American basketball shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1976–79; Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Philadelphia) and broadcaster (CBS, NBC, TNT, TBS, ABC/ESPN), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Jul 29 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), and screenwriter (Footloose), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 29 Deborah Pryor, California, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Jul 31 Barry Van Dyke, actor (Battlestar Galactica, Diag Murder), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 31 Gerald Anthony, American actor (Marco Dane-General Hospital, One Life to Live), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 2 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • Aug 5 John Jarratt, Australian actor, director and producer (Picnic at Hanging Rock), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • Aug 6 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • Aug 8 Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 8 Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • Aug 11 Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian
  • Aug 13 Jeff Altman, American comedian and actor (Nurses; Pink Lady; Soul Man), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Aug 14 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 15 Ann Biderman, American film and television writer (Ray Donovan)
  • Aug 17 Robert Joy, Canadian actor (Big Shots, CSI), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 19 Lillian Müller Norwegian model, actress and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1975, Playmate of the Year 1976), born in Grimstad, Norway
  • Aug 19 Randi Oakes, American actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs), born in Randalia, Iowa
  • Aug 19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine Academy Award-winning film composer (Brokeback Mountain), born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • Aug 21 Harry Smith, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Aug 21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 22 Gordon Liu [Chia-Hui Liu or Jin-Hsi Shin], Chinese actor (Kill Bill, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin), born in Guangdong, China
  • Aug 23 Mark Hudson, American television personality (The Hudson Brothers), musician, songwriter, and record producer (Aerosmith; Hanson; Ringo Starr; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 30 Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and actress (Flight of the Doves), born in Islington, London, England
  • Aug 30 Timothy Bottoms, American actor (Paper Chase, East of Eden), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 1 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • Sep 2 Mark Harmon, American actor (St Elsewhere, NCIS), born in Burbank, California
  • Sep 2 Michael Gray, American actor (Shazam!, Brian Keith Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 4 Judith Ivey, American actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), born in El Paso, Texas

Michael Keaton

Sep 5 Michael Keaton, American actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 5 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri
  • Sep 7 Mark Isham, American musician and film composer (The Hitcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 9 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • Sep 9 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 9 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • Sep 12 Joe Pantoliano, American actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 13 Jean Smart, American actress (Designing Women, Hacks), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 17 Cassandra Peterson [Elvira], American actress (Echo Park, Elvira), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Sep 20 Joanna Cameron, American actress (I Love My Wife, Isis), born in Aspen, Colorado
  • Sep 23 Ron Klink, American broadcaster and politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania 1993-2001), born in Canton, Ohio

Mark Hamill

Sep 25 Mark Hamill, American actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars), born in Oakland, California

  • Sep 28 Christian Marlowe, actor (Bram-Highcliffe Manor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28 Silvia Dionisio, actress (Riavanti Marsh!, Amici Miei), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 29 Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Oct 2 Romina Power, American actress (Justine), Euro-pop singer, and daughter of Tyrone Power and Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California

Sting

Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take"; solo - "Fragile") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

  • Oct 2 Bill Elliott, American Tony Award-winning musical theater orchestrator, film composer, pianist and bandleader, born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • Oct 3 Nick Glennie-Smith, British session keyboard player (Roger Daltry; Roger Waters), film score composer (Ella Enchanted; Secretariat), and conductor, born in London, England
  • Oct 4 Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Oct 5 Karen Allen, American actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers), born in Carrollton, Illinois

John Mellencamp

Oct 7 John Mellencamp, American rock singer-songwriter ("Jack & Diane"; "Small Town"; "Pink Houses"), co-founder of Farm Aid, and actor (Falling From Grace), born in Seymour, Indiana

  • Oct 9 Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 9 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey
  • Oct 15 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England
  • Oct 16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 19 Annie Golden, American punk rock singer (The Shirts), and actress (Hair; Assassins: Orange is the New Black), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 23 Michael Rupert, American actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 24 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Oct 27 Jayne Kennedy, American actress (Body and Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 30 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nov 1 Fabrice Luchini, French stage and film actor (Courted), born in Paris
  • Nov 6 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 8 Mary Hart, American TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Nov 9 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder and actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 14 Sandahl Bergman, American actress (Conan; All that Jazz), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director (Let Live, Raise the Red Lantern), born in Xi'an, China
  • Nov 15 Beverly D'Angelo, American actress (National Lampoon's Vacation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Miguel Sandoval, American actor (Medium), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 17 Dean Paul Martin, Jr, American pop singer (Dino, Desi & Billy), and actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1987)
  • Nov 17 Stephen Root, American actor
  • Nov 17 Nasty Canasta, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Drip-Along Daffy"
  • Nov 19 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress (Haré Rama Haré Krishna), born in Bombay, India
  • Nov 19 Ben Katchor, American cartoonist and illustrator (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 20 Rodger Bumpass, American television & voice actor (Squidward Tenticles), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Nov 23 David Rappaport, English 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • Nov 24 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)

Kathryn Bigelow

Nov 27 Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

  • Nov 30 June Chadwick, British actress
  • Dec 1 Treat Williams, American, actor (Flashpoint, Hair), born in Rowayton, Connecticut
  • Dec 3 Riki Choshu [Mitsuo Yoshida], Japanese pro wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan), born in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Dec 3 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors, born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Dec 4 Patricia Wettig, American actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 5 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Johnny Rodriguez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party), born in Sabinal, Texas
  • Dec 12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 Candice Rialson, American actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress (Jesus Christ Superstar - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

About 1951

How Old? 70 or 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 1 - Feb 5), Rabbit (Feb 6 - Dec 31)