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, 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-born American actor
  • 1921 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York
  • 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, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1924 Floyd Kalber, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1925 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • 1931 Ronnie Schell, 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)
  • 1941 Elizabeth Hartman, actress (Walking Tall, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1943 Harry Shearer, actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva)
  • 1943 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1946 Tony Craig, [Kulasa], actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Susan Lucci, Scarsdale, New York, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
  • 1953 John Callahan, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
  • 1957 Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • 1958 Denise McConnell, Weisbaden Germany, playmate (March, 1979)
  • 1958 Joan Severance, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1961 Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • 1962 Kang Je-gyu, South Korean film director
  • 1963 Keiji Muto, wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW)
  • 1967 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer
  • 1969 Martha Byrne, actress (Lily-As the World Turns), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1970 Kimberly Ann Cooley, Miss America-ND (1996), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • 1971 Corey Haim, actor (Silver Bullet, Lucas, License to Drive), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1975 Sky Lopez, American actress
  • 1976 Jamie Noble, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Jodie Marsh, British glamour model
  • 1978 Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress
  • 1979 Summer Altice, American model and actress
  • 1979 Holly Madison, American model
  • 1981 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • 1985 Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor
  • 1990 Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer