On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 10

  • 1880 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), born in Germany (d. 1965)

Person of interestVictor McLaglen

1886 Victor McLaglen, English actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1959)

  • 1889 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1965)
  • 1890 George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1903 George J. Lewis, Mexican actor (Don-Zorro), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Una Merkel, American actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Jill Summers, British actress (Agatha Coronation Street), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Cardwell, Montana (d. 1974)
  • 1913 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)

  • 1926 Harry Fowler, British actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live, All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1928 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), born in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1928 Barbara Nichols, American actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly), born in Queens, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1933 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), born in Kobe, Hyōgo, Empire of Japan (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1941 Peter Michael Goetz, American actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941 Tommy Kirk, American actor (Old Yeller), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1941 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • 1942 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • 1943 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Tisha Sterling, American actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1946 Gloria Loring, American actress and singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 1980)
  • 1951 Johnny Rodriquez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
  • 1952 Susan Hallock Dey, Ill, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law)
  • 1953 Jack Scalia, actor and director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
  • 1957 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1958 John J York, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, actor and director (High Season, Dead Again)
  • 1961 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1965 Stephanie Morgenstern, Canadian actress
  • 1977 Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
  • 1978 Summer Phoenix, American actress
  • 1979 Matt Bentley, American professional wrestler
  • 1982 Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
  • 1983 Patrick Flueger, American actor
  • 1984 Jayson Paul, American professional wrestler
  • 1985 Raven-Symoné [Pearman], American actress and singer (The Cosby Show; That's So Raven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1990 Giulia Boverio, Italian actress