Birthdays in Film & TV on December 18

  • 1861 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1913 Lynn Bari, Roanoke Va, actress (Connie-Detective Wife, Earthbound)
  • 1916 Betty Grable, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1917 Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
  • 1920 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Larry D Mann, actor (Marty-Accidental Family), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
  • 1931 Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring)
  • 1932 Roger Smith, South Gate California, actor (77 Sunset Strip)
  • 1936 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1938 Roger E. Mosley, American actor
  • 1939 Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
  • 1942 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • 1943 Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)

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

  • 1949 Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
  • 1950 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Candice Rialson, actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1954 Ray Liotta, actor (Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1956 Ron White, American comedian
  • 1959 Barrie Chase, actress (Mardi Gras, Cape Fear)

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

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  • 1963 Allan Kayser, American actor
  • 1964 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • 1965 Fawna Maclaren, playmate (Jan, 1989), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1965 Tommy Davidson, American actor
  • 1966 Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
  • 1966 Kiefer Sutherland, American actor (Lost Boys, 24), born in London, England
  • 1966 Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • 1968 Casper Van Dien, actor (Starship Troopers)
  • 1970 Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
  • 1970 DMX, American rapper and actor
  • 1970 Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Kari Byron, artist and television personality
  • 1974 Bill Duggan, American television actor and host
  • 1975 Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian
  • 1975 Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1976 Koyuki, Japanese actress and model

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

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