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)

Mary MartinMary Martin (1913-1990)

American actress (Peter Pan) and Larry Hagman's mom, born in Weatherford, Texas

  • 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 and 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 Alan Mouncer, British film director and producer (d. 1997)
  • 1929 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • 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)

Woody AllenWoody Allen (87 years old)

1935 American film director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1940 Matthias Habich, German actor (Straight to the Heart, Downfall), born in Danzig, Germany

Richard PryorRichard Pryor (1940-2005)

American Emmy and 5X Grammy Award-winning comedian (Live on the Sunset Strip), actor (Silver Streak; Stir Crazy), and screenwriter (Blazing Saddles), born in Peoria, Illinois

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

Bette MidlerBette Midler (77 years old)

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

  • 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 [Thibodeaux], American actor (I Love Lucy - "Little Ricky"), and drummer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1951 Treat Williams, American, actor (Flashpoint, Hair), born in Rowayton, Connecticut
  • 1954 Bob Goen, American TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1955 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor, born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1955 Pat Spillane, Irish Gaelic football left half forward and broadcaster (8 x All Ireland titles; Kerry), born in Templenoe, County Kerry, Ireland
  • 1955 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1956 Julee Cruise, American singer (Falling) and stage actress, born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2022)
  • 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] [Mrs Ron Greshner} American actress (Private Parts), born in Queens, New York
  • 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 Katherine LaNasa, American actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Matthew Laborteaux, American actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Nestor Carbonell, American actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Justin Chadwick, British actor and director (Bleak House), born in Salford, England

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman (52 years old)

1970 American actress and comedian (The Sarah Silverman Program, I Smile Back), born in Bedford, New Hampshire

  • 1979 Angelique Bates, American Actress (All That), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1982 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London

Janelle MonáeJanelle Monáe (37 years old)

1985 American singer-songwriter (Dirty Computer) and actress (Hidden Figures), born in Kansas City, Kansas

  • 1987 Sarah Snook, Australian actress (Succession), born in Adelaide, Australia

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz (34 years old)

1988 American actress (Big Little Lies), daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz, born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1990 Chanel Iman, American model (Victoria's Secret Angel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2003 Robert Irwin, Australian TV personality and photographer, born in Buderim, Australia