Birthdays in Film & TV on December 17

  • 1852 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), born in Kensington, London, England (d. 1852)
  • 1883 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1946)
  • 1891 Robertson Hare, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London, England
  • 1900 Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (La femme nue), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1978)
  • 1905 Joseph Heifitz, film director
  • 1911 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Patrice Wymore, American actress (The Big Tree), born in Miltonvale, Kansas (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1930 Armin Mueller-Stahl, German painter, author and actor (Kafka, Music Box), born in Tilsit, Germany
  • 1930 Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1935 George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Bernard Hill, Manchester, actor (Bellman & True, New World, Bounty)
  • 1944 Bernard Hill, English actor
  • 1945 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • 1945 Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)
  • 1946 Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)
  • 1947 Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)
  • 1953 Barry Livingston, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBill Pullman

1953 Bill Pullman, American actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day), born in Hornell, New York

  • 1953 Samuel Hadida, film distributor
  • 1956 Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • 1957 Masako Natsume [Odate], Japanese actress and model (Tripitaka in "Monkey"), born in Roppongi, Tokyo d. 1985)
  • 1961 Venice Kong, St Mary Jamaica, playmate (September, 1985)
  • 1962 Giulla Boschi, Italian actress (Act of Contrition, Bonus Malus)
  • 1964 Eric Brown, actor (Buzz-Mama's Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Claire Forlani, British actress (Mallrats, Meet Joe Black, Hawaii Five-0), born in Twickenham, London
  • 1972 John Abraham, Indian actor
  • 1972 Laurie Holden, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Giovonni Ribisi, actor (Cory-My 2 Dads, New Leave it To Beaver)
  • 1974 Sarah Paulson, American actress (American Horror Story), born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestMilla Jovovich

1975 Milla Jovovich, American actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin), born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • 1975 Napiera Danielle Groves, Miss USA-Washington, D.C. (1997, Miss Congeniality)
  • 1975 Nick Dinsmore (Eugene), American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor
  • 1979 Jaimee Foxworth, Belleville, Illinois, American actress (Judy Winslow-Family Matters) and porn star
  • 1992 Thomas Law, British Actor
  • 1992 Jordan Garrett, American actor
  • 1994 Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter