Birthdays in Film & TV on December 17

  • 1852 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), born in Kensington, London (d. 1917)
  • 1883 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1946)
  • 1891 Robertson Hare, English actor (All Gas and Gaiters. Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London (d. 1979)
  • 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 Iosif Kheifits [Joseph Heifitz], Belarusian-Soviet film director (Member of the Government ), born in Minsk, (d. 1995)
  • 1910 (Donnell) "Spade" Cooley, American Western swing fiddler, bandleader, and television personality ("Shame On You"), born in Grand Oklahoma (d. 1969)
  • 1911 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1915 André Claveau, French pop singer and actor (Dors, mon amour), born in Paris; (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Louis Palange, American arranger, classical music and film score composer (Hollywood Panorama; King Dinosaur), and conductor, born in Oakland, California (d. 1979)
  • 1924 Sándor Lakatos, Hungarian violinist, bandleader, and actor (mostly as a gypsy violinist), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 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)
  • 1926 Stephen Lewis, British stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter and playwright (In The Buses - "Blakey"; Last of the Summer Wine - "Smiler"), born in Poplar, England (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • 1943 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and avant-garde, symphonic rock, and film score composer, born in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1944 Bernard Hill, English actor (Yosser Hughes-Boys from the Blackstuff, King Théoden-The Lord of the Rings), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • 1945 Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)

Eugene LevyEugene Levy (76 years old)

1946 Canadian comic actor, and writer (SCTV; American Pie; Schitt's Creek), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1947 Marilyn Hassett, American actress (The Other Side of the Mountain), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Wes Studi, Native American actor (Last of the Mohicans), born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
  • 1953 Barry Livingston, American actor (My Three Sons -"Ernie"), born in Los Angeles, California

Bill PullmanBill Pullman (69 years old)

1953 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)
  • 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 Jeffrey "Duff" Goldman, American cake designer, TV personality (Ace of Cakes) and chef, born in Detroit, Michigan

Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson (48 years old)

1974 American actress (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; American Horror Story), born in Tampa, Florida

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich (47 years old)

1975 Ukrainian-American actress (The Fifth Element; Resident Evil), born in Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • 1975 Napiera Danielle Groves, American actress and Miss USA-Washington, D.C. (1997, Miss Congeniality), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1975 Nick Dinsmore (Eugene), American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Katheryn Winnick, Canadian actress (Vikings; Big Sky), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1978 Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor and filmmaker (Lai Bhaari; Ek Villian), born in Latur, India
  • 1979 Jaimee Foxworth, American actress (Family Matters, 1989-93 - "Judy"), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1992 Jordan Garrett, American actor
  • 1992 Thomas Law, British Actor
  • 1994 Nat Wolff, American actor, and singer-songwriter (The Naked Brothers Band), born in Los Angeles, California