Birthdays in Film & Television in 1951

  • Jan 1 Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
  • Jan 2 Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
  • Jan 8 John McTiernan, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 10 Kathleen Bradley, model (Price is Right), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas

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

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • Jan 24 Yakov Smirnoff, Russian comedian (It's a wonderful country)
  • Jan 26 Walt Willey, 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, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 2 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 4 Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
  • Feb 6 Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 9 Penny Peyser, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), born in Irvington, New York
  • Feb 13 David Naughton, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 15 Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
  • Feb 16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Stephen Nichols, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 20 Edward Albert, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, 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 actress
  • 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
  • Mar 5 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • Mar 12 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Fred Berry, actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario

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

  • Mar 20 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 21 Helena Antonaccio, playmate (June, 1969)
  • Mar 23 Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
  • Mar 26 Richard B Shull, US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 3 Gwen Welles, US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)

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Apr 10 Steven Seagal, 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, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 19 Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)
  • Apr 20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • May 4 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 4 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • May 7 Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)
  • May 8 Deborah Harmon, actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us)
  • May 9 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • May 14 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], American actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • May 18 Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • May 18 James Stephens, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • May 19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler

  • May 20 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • May 21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian, writer, actor (SNL), born in New York City
  • May 25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • May 30 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • Jun 4 David Yip, actor (Ping Pong)
  • Jun 5 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • Jun 7 Anne Twomey, actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • Jun 12 Alan Dysert, Danville Ill, actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children)
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in New York City
  • Jun 13 Stellan Skarsgard, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves)
  • Jun 16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • Jun 16 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
  • Jun 17 Joe Piscopo, 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, radio DJ/actor
  • Jun 25 Lee Wilkof, 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, actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer

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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

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Jul 8 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Adams 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
  • Jul 12 Cheryl Ladd, Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
  • Jul 12 Jamey Sheridan, actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 12 Brian Grazer, American film producer
  • 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], wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 16 Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets)
  • Jul 17 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Margo Martindale, American actress
  • Jul 19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmake
  • Jul 20 Jeff Rawle, English actor

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

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Jul 22 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 23 Edie McClurg, 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, Miss USA (1973) actress (Wonder Woman), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jul 25 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • Jul 27 Janet Eilber, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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)
  • Aug 5 John Jarratt, Australian actor
  • Aug 6 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in New York City
  • 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
  • Aug 17 Robert Joy, actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 19 Lillian Müller Norwegian model, actress and playmate of year (Aug, 1975), born in Grimstad, Norway
  • Aug 19 Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
  • Aug 19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 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, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Aug 30 Dana, singer/actress (Flight of the Doves)
  • Aug 30 Timothy Bottoms, actor (Paper Chase, East of Eden), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 2 Mark Harmon, American actor (St Elsewhere, NCIS), born in Burbank, California
  • Sep 2 Michael Gray, actor (Ronnie-Brian Keith Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 4 Judith Ivey, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), born in El Paso, Texas

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

  • Sep 5 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri
  • Sep 7 William Katt, American actor (Butch & Sundance Kid, Carrie)
  • Sep 9 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 9 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • Sep 12 Joe Pantoliano, actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 13 Jean Smart, American actress (Charlene-Designing Women), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 17 Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], American actress (Echo Park, Elvira), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Sep 20 JoAnna Cameron, Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis)
  • Sep 25 Mark Hamill, 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
  • Oct 2 Romina Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Justine), born in Los Angeles, California

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Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British actor, songwriter and singer (The Police), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 4 Alan Rosenberg, actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill)
  • Oct 5 Karen Allen, Illinois, actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers)
  • Oct 7 John Cougar Mellencamp, American musician, actor (Jack & Diane), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Oct 9 Richard Chaves, actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 9 Robert Wuhl, Union NJ, actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam)
  • Oct 15 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Diet), 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, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 23 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 24 Todd Crespi, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Magician)
  • Oct 27 Jayne Kennedy-Overton, actress (Penitentary), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 30 Harry Hamlin, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nov 1 Fabrice Luchini, French actor
  • Nov 5 Cindy Brooks, playmate (April, 1985), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 6 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 8 Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Nov 9 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • Nov 14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director
  • Nov 15 Beverly D'Angelo, American actress (National Lampoon's Vacation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Miguel Sandoval, American actor
  • Nov 17 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 17 Stephen Root, American actor
  • Nov 19 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
  • Nov 23 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • Nov 24 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
  • Nov 27 Jayne Kennedy, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), born in Washington, D.C.

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

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
  • Nov 30 June Chadwick, British actress
  • Dec 1 Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • Dec 3 Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
  • Dec 3 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • Dec 4 Patricia Wettig, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 5 Morgan Brittany, [Suzanne Cupito], actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Johnny Rodriquez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
  • Dec 12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Robert Lindsay, Ilketson England, actor (Strike it Rich, King Lear)
  • Dec 18 Candice Rialson, actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)