Birthdays in Film & TV on December 23

  • 1795 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel de Geographie) and globe maker, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1869)
  • 1887 Eric Blore, British actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad, Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1887 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1893 Ann O'Neal [Patsy Ann Epperson], American actress (Professional Father), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Fredericka "Fredi" Washington, American actress (Black & Tan), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1903 Michael Kalatozov, Russian director and cinematographer (When the Cranes Fly), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Don McNeill, American Radio and TV host (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Galena, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham, England (d. 2002)
  • 1911 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), born in Indore, India (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor and director (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Kenneth Lamb, English broadcaster, born in Croydon, England (d. 1995)
  • 1923 Leonard B. Stern, American television screenwriter (The Honeymooners; The Phil Silvers Show: Get Smart), and producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Floyd Kalber, American television journalist & anchorman (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash; Perry Mason; Hill Street Blues), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Charlie Williams MBE, English soccer defender (Doncaster Rovers 151 games) and comedian, born in Royston, England (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Ronnie Schell, American comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World), born in Richmond, California
  • 1936 Frederic Forrest, American actor (The Rose, Lonesone Dove), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1936 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1943 Harry Shearer, American screenwriter, actor (SNL, 1975-85; The Simpsons; This Is Spinal Tap), radio host (Le Show), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands

Susan LucciSusan Lucci (76 years old)

1946 American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York

  • 1946 Tony Craig [Kulasa], American actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City
  • 1953 Belinda Lang [Lange], British stage and screen actress (Second Thoughts -"Liza"; 2point4 Children -"Bill"), born in Marleybone, England
  • 1953 John Callahan, American actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese wrestler (WWF/NWA), born in Kunisaki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan
  • 1957 Trisha Goddard, English television presenter & actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1958 Joan Severance, American actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1961 Carol Smillie, British television personality, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1962 Kang Je-gyu, South Korean film director, born in Masan, South Korea
  • 1963 Keiji Muto, Japanese wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW), born in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1967 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer-songwriter, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1969 Martha Byrne, American actress (Lily-As the World Turns), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1971 Corey Haim, Canadian actor (Silver Bullet, Lucas, License to Drive), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2010)
  • 1975 Sky Lopez, American actress, born in Stillwater, Minnesota
  • 1976 Jamie Noble, American professional wrestler, born in Hanover, West Virginia
  • 1978 Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • 1978 Jodie Marsh, British glamour model, born in Brentwood, United Kingdom

Holly MadisonHolly Madison (43 years old)

1979 American model and TV personality (The Girls Next Door; Holly's World), born in Astoria, Oregon

  • 1979 Summer Altice, American model and actress, born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1981 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • 1985 Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1990 Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer, born in San Francisco, California

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard (20 years old)

2002 Canadian actor (Stranger Things; It), and rock singer (Calpernia; The Aubreys), born in Vancouver, British Columbia