On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 12

  • 1879 Laura Hope Crews, American actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), born in County Meath, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • 1891 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • 1893 Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Eslanda Goode, American anthropology, civil rights activist and actor under Paul Robeson, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1965)
  • 1902 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), born in Marseille (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Karen Morley, American actress (Scarface), born in Ottumwa, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Eve Lister, British film and television actress (No Limit, Hyde Park), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1997)

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

1915 Frank Sinatra, American singer (Strangers in the Night, My Way) and actor (From Here to Eternity) known as 'old blue eyes', born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1998)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1923 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • 1930 Bill Beutel, American journalist and anchor (ABC), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1937 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress and vocalist (Theodorakis), born in Bandoeng, Dutch East Indies
  • 1944 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor (Hellbound: Hellraiser II), born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • 1945 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)

  • 1946 Marlous Fluitsma, Dutch actress (De Prooi, Apart, Alle Dagen Feest), born in Zuthphen, Netherlands
  • 1949 Bill Nighy, English actor (The Men's Room, Gideon's Daughter), born in Caterham, Surrey, England

Person of interestRajinikanth

1950 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

Actor and Politician Rajinikanth
Actor and Politician
Rajinikanth
  • 1951 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Sarah Douglas, English actress (Conan, Superman II, Falcon Crest), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
  • 1956 Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexican-American actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest), born in Mexico City
  • 1958 Sheree J. Wilson, American actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas), born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1961 Daniel O'Donnell, Irish singer and television presenter, born in Donegal, Ireland
  • 1962 Holly Gagnier, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Teresa Blake, American actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1963 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo
  • 1964 Sabu [Terry Michael Brunk], American professional wrestler, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1966 Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor, born in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1968 Kate Humble, English television presenter, born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1968 Rory Kennedy, American documentary filmmaker, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Regina Hall, American actress (Scary Movie), born in Washington D. C.
  • 1970 Jennifer Connelly, American actress (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream), born in the Catskill Mountains, New York,
  • 1970 Mädchen Amick, American actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks), born in Reno, Nevada
  • 1972 Missy Francis, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Mayim Bialik, American actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975 Craig Moore, Australian soccer defender and broadcaster (52 caps; Glasgow Rangers 175 games), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1977 Bridget Hall, American model (Ford), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1977 Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet Playboy models, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1978 Monica Bîrlădeanu, Romanian actress, born in Iaşi, Romania
  • 1985 Joel Karekezi. Rwandan film director (The Mercy of the Jungle), born in Rubavu, Rwanda
  • 1986 Thomas Wansey, English actor (Ace Lightning), born in Oxford
  • 1991 Daniel Magder, Canadian actor (The Famous Jett Jackson), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1996 Lucas Hedges, American actor (Boy Erased), born in New York City