On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 23

  • 1795 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster
  • 1923 Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), 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 St Blues), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

  • 1926 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • 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 Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands
  • 1943 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1946 Tony Craig [Kulasa], American actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Susan Lucci, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1948 Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City
  • 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
  • 1975 Sky Lopez, American actress, born in Stillwater, Minnesota
  • 1976 Jamie Noble, American professional wrestler, born in Hanover, West Virginia
  • 1978 Jodie Marsh, British glamour model, born in Brentwood, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • 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
  • 2002 Finn Wolfhard, Canadian actor and musician (Stranger Things, IT), born in Vancouver, British Columbia