Birthdays in Film & TV on December 11

  • 1874 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1895 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), born in Magenta, Lombardy (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Jean Marais, French actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus), born Cherbourg, Manche, France (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Anna van Beers [Graeve], Dutch actress (A Woman like Eve, Diary of a Hooker), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1919 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Maila Nurmi [Syrjäniemi], Finnish-American actress (The Vampira Show), born in Gloucester, Massachusetts or Petsamo, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Dilip Kumar [Muhammad Yusuf Khan], Indian Bollywood actor known as the "Tragedy King" and one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema (Jwar Bhata), born in Peshawar, British India
  • 1923 Betsy Blair [Elizabeth Boger], American actress (Marty, A Double Life), born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Richard Devon, American character actor (Magnum Force, Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuban filmmaker (Muerte de un burócrata), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor and director (Man & a Woman, Z), born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France
  • 1930 Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)

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1931 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno

  • 1932 Anne Heywood, English actress (The Fox), born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • 1932 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943), born in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1940 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1944 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • 1947 Tom Fuccello, American actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1948 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1952 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Bess Armstrong, American actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1953 Peter Isacksen, American actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1954 Bradley Dub Bryant, American PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1954 Jermaine Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956 Lani Brockman, American actress and theatre director, born in Seattle
  • 1959 Tina Gayle, American cowboy cheerleader and actress (Kathy-Chips), born in Frankfurt
  • 1960 Rachel Portman, English film composer, born in Haslemere, England
  • 1962 Ben Browder, American actor (Farscape), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1964 Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian (A New Comic is Born), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • 1965 Laurie Carr, American playmate (December 1986), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966 Gary Dourdan, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Leon Lai, Chinese-born Hong Kong actor and singer, born in Beijing, China
  • 1967 Chris Shepherd, English film director, born in Anfield, Liverpool, England
  • 1970 Victoria Fuller, American playmate (January 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1974 Rey Mysterio, American professional wrestler, born in Chula Vista, California
  • 1974 Ben Shephard, English TV personality, born in Epping, Essex, United Kingdom
  • 1975 Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress, born in Kita-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1978 Celine Sciamma, French film director (Tomboy), born in Paris, France
  • 1979 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1980 Arya [Jamshad Cethirakath], Indian actor, born in Trikaripur, Kerala
  • 1981 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1996 Hailee Steinfeld, American actress and singer (True Grit, Pitch Perfect), born in Los Angeles, California