Birthdays in Film & TV on December 16

  • 1879 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), born in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland (d. 1961)
  • 1883 Max Linder, French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck, Max Prend un Bain), born in Saint-Loub├Ęs, Gironde, France (d. 1925)
  • 1892 Cameron Prud'Homme, American actor (The Rainmaker), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Hardie Albright, American actor (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress (Lonesome, Flesh and the Devil), born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (Doctor Who, Incendiary), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Joyce Bulifant, American actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1938 Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and director (The Emigrants, Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1941 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • 1943 Steven Bochco, American television showrunner, producer, and writer (Murder in the First, Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue), born in NYC< New York (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Yosemite Sam, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Stage Door Cartoon"
  • 1945 Patti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
  • 1946 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)
  • 1947 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England

  • 1948 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • 1950 Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]
  • 1953 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
  • 1955 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • 1959 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
  • 1961 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic
  • 1961 Kelly Tough, playmate (Oct, 1981), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1962 Jon Tenney, actor (Brooklyn South)
  • 1962 Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)
  • 1962 Melanie Smith, actress (Emily-As the World Turns), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Benjamin Bratt, California, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)
  • 1964 Gail Harris, Dewsbury England, actress (Virtual Desire)
  • 1967 Miranda Otto, Australian actress
  • 1968 Paul Scherrer, American actor (Children of Corn II, Free Spirit), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1972 Angela Bloomfield, New Zealand actress
  • 1974 Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress
  • 1975 Jonathan Scarfe, Canadian actor

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1976 Stuart Ashen, English YouTube personality (Ashens, Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild), born in Norwich

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  • 1979 Jessie Ward, American professional wrestler
  • 1982 Garnon Davies, Welsh actor
  • 1983 Danielle Lloyd, English model
  • 1984 Theo James (Taptiklis), British actor (Divergent, Insurgent), born in Oxford, England
  • 1987 Hallee Hirsh, American actress
  • 1988 Anna Popplewell, English actress
  • 1999 Ethan Dolan, American Vine and YouTube star with twin brother Grayson, born in New Jersey
  • 1999 Grayson Dolan, American Vine and YouTube star with twin brother Ethan, born in New Jersey