On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on December 6

  • 1864 William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1887 Lynn Fontanne, British actress (Peter Pan, The Guardsman), born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 1983)
  • 1888 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, born in County Durham, England (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Lina Carstens, German actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • 1899 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1937)

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

1900 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • 1909 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC), born in Paddington, Sydney, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1928 Bobby Van, American musical actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director, (Charles, Dead or Alive), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1931 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), born in Bursa, Turkey (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Nick Bockwinkel, American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1936 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1938 Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor (Scarpine-A View To Kill), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • 1945 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • 1948 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953 Gina Hecht, American actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953 Kin Shriner, American actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Miles Chapin, American actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Steven Wright, American stand-up comedian (Steven Wright Live), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator (Wallace and Gromit), born in Preston, Lancashire, England
  • 1962 Janine Turner, American actress (Maggie in Northern Exposure), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1967 Spanky Marcus, American actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1971 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor, born in Ōshū, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
  • 1972 Sarah Rafferty, American actress (Suits), born in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • 1975 Noel Clarke, English actor and writer, born in London
  • 1976 Alicia Machado, Venezuelan-American actress, winner of Miss Universe 1996 and Donald Trump critic, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • 1976 Lindsay Price, American actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1976 Colleen Haskell, American television personality (Survivor: Borneo 2000 contestant), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1978 K. D. Aubert, American actress and singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1985 Dulce María, Mexican actress and singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Person of interestStefanie Scott

1996 Stefanie Scott, American actress (Quinn Brenner-Insidious: Chapter 3) and singer (New Girl in Town), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Stefanie Scott
Actress and Singer
Stefanie Scott