On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 1

  • 1884 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1975)
  • 1897 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan; Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Joel Fluellen, American actor (Porgy and Bess, Burning Cross, Learning Tree), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1990)

Person of interestMary Martin

1913 Mary Martin, American actress (Peter Pan) and Larry Hagman's mom, born in Weatherford, Texas (d. 1990)

Actress Mary Martin
Mary Martin
  • 1917 William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1921 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Paul Picerni, American actor (The Untouchables), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Jordan Klein, American cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1926 Keith Michell, Australian actor and theater director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, born in Bristow, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1929 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Alan Mouncer, film director and producer
  • 1929 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1929 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1933 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)

Person of interestWoody Allen

1935 Woody Allen [Allen Konigsberg], American film director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actor, Screenwriter and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Woody Allen

  • 1937 Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1940 Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)

Person of interestRichard Pryor

1940 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1943 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, American founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor

Person of interestBette Midler

1945 Bette Midler, American singer (The Rose; Wind Beneath My Wings), and actress (Ruthless People; Beaches), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler
  • 1947 Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth (35 Tests; Manly, Warrington, Easts; RL Immortal) and coach (39 Tests Australia; Manly, Easts), born in Warrington, England (d. 2021)
  • 1950 Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
  • 1950 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1951 Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • 1954 Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1955 Pat Spillane, Irish Gaelic football left half forward and broadcaster (8 x All Ireland titles; Kerry), born in Templenoe, County Kerry, Ireland
  • 1955 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • 1955 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • 1956 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • 1958 Charlene Tilton, American actress (Lucy Ewing - Dallas), born in San Diego, California
  • 1959 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (34 Tests; Queensland 38 games; RL Immortal), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1960 Carol Alt[man], Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner)/actress (Private Parts)
  • 1961 Jeremy Northam, English actor (Emma, The Crown), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1962 Stan Albers, American actor (Curtis-Loving), born in Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
  • 1966 Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)
  • 1966 Katherine LaNasa, American actress
  • 1967 Nestor Carbonell, American actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Justin Chadwick, British actor and director
  • 1970 Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • 1979 Angelique Bates, American Actress
  • 1982 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • 1985 Janelle Monáe, American singer-songwriter (Dirty Computer) and actress (Hidden Figures), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1987 Sarah Snook, Australian actress (Succession), born in Adelaide, Australia