Birthdays in Film & TV on December 19

  • 1865 Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1932)

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1902 Ralph Richardson, English actor (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1983)

  • 1906 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
  • 1920 David Susskind, American TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
  • 1927 James Booth, Croydon, Surrey, English actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum)
  • 1929 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1933 Cicely Tyson, Harlem actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • 1936 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • 1942 Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme
  • 1943 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), born in Manchester, England (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • 1945 Elaine Joyce, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1946 Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)
  • 1946 Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
  • 1949 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • 1956 Alice Barrett, American actress (Frankie Frame-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Liz Glazowski, playmate (April, 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • 1957 John Gulager, American film director
  • 1960 Mike Lookinland, American actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch), born in Mt Pleasant, Utah
  • 1962 Jill Talley, American actress
  • 1963 Jennifer Beals, actress (Flashdance, Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Til Schweiger, German actor
  • 1964 Beatrice Dalle, French actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath), born in Breast
  • 1965 Jessica Steen, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Robert MacNaughton, American actor (ET), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
  • 1969 Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • 1969 Richard Hammond, English television presenter (Top Gear), born in Solihull, West Midlands
  • 1969 Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1970 Tyson Beckford, American model
  • 1971 Amy Locane, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1972 Alyssa Jane Milano, actress (Samantha-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Rosa Blasi, American actress
  • 1973 Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
  • 1978 Patrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor
  • 1979 Paola Rey, Colombian actress

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1980 Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor (Donnie Darko, Jarhead), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1980 Marla Sokoloff, American actress
  • 1988 Paulina Gretzky, American-born Canadian actress and model