Birthdays in Film & TV on December 18

  • 1870 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (The Kiss), born in Viborg, Denmark (d. 1930)
  • 1877 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1888 Gladys Cooper, British actress (My Fair Lady), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1971)
  • 1904 George Stevens, American Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter (A Place In The Sun; Giant; Swing Time; Gunga Din), born in Oakland, California (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in San Francisco (d. 1969)
  • 1908 Celia Johnson, English actress (Happy Breed, Brief Encounter), born in Richmond, Surrey (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Mona Barrie [Smith], British-American actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1911 Jules Dassin, American film director (The Naked City; Night And The City; Rififi), blacklisted during McCarthy era, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1911 Peg Leg Sam [Arthur Jackson], American country blues harmonica player, singer and comedian, born in Jonesville, South Carolina (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)

Betty GrableBetty Grable (1916-1973)

American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1917 Raiford "Ossie" Davis, American actor, director, author, and civil rights activist (Purlie Victorious, Do the Right Thing, Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam), born in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2017)
  • 1931 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Gunnel Lindblom, Swedish actress (Hunger, Virgin Spring), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Roger Smith, American actor (77 Sunset Strip), born in South Gate, California (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Jacques Pépin, French chef, writer and TV personality (Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home), born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France
  • 1936 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1938 Roger E. Mosley, American actor (actor (Magnum, P.I. -"TC"; Leadbelly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)
  • 1939 Henrica M. L. "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer, actress and playwright
  • 1942 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (Meatballs), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Alan Rudolph, American actor and director (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven), born in Los Angeles, California

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg (75 years old)

1946 American director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1949 Joni Flynn, Indian actress (Octopussy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Assam, India
  • 1950 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Candice Rialson, American actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1952 David Hentschel, British recording engineer, producer, and film score composer, born in Sussex, England
  • 1952 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas

Ray LiottaRay Liotta (1954-2022)

American actor (Goodfellas; Field of Dreams: Cop Land), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1956 Ron White, American comedian, born in Fritch, Texas
  • 1956 T. K. Carter, American actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Allan Kayser, American actor

Brad PittBrad Pitt (58 years old)

1963 American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club) and producer (The Departed, 12 Years a Slave), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

  • 1964 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • 1965 Tommy Davidson, American actor
  • 1966 Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
  • 1966 Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • 1968 Casper Van Dien, American actor (Starship Troopers), born in Milton, Florida
  • 1968 Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), born in New York City
  • 1970 Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model

DMXDMX (1970-2021)

American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), born in Mount Vernon, New York [1] [2]

  • 1970 Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Bill Duggan, American television actor and host
  • 1974 Kari Byron, artist and television personality
  • 1975 Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian
  • 1975 Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1976 Koyuki, Japanese actress and model

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes (43 years old)

1978 American actress (Dawson's Creek, Batman Begins), born in Toledo, Ohio

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera (41 years old)

1980 American singer ("Genie in a Bottle"; "What a Girl Wants"), and TV personality (The Voice, 2011-16), born in Staten Island, New York

  • 1985 Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel
  • 1985 Tara Conner, 2006 Miss USA
  • 1989 Ashley Benson, American actress
  • 1989 Ashley Slanina-Davies, Hollyoaks actress