Birthdays in Film & TV on December 6

  • 1864 William S Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (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)

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

  • 1909 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • 1924 Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926 Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
  • 1929 King Moody, American actor (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
  • 1931 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1952 Terence Knox, Richland Wash, actor (Peter-St Elsewhere) [or 2/16/50]
  • 1953 Gina Hecht, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
  • 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, droll comedian (Steven Wright Live)
  • 1958 Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator
  • 1962 Janine Turner, actress (Maggie in Northern Exposure), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1967 Spanky Marcus, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1975 Noel Clarke, English actor and writer
  • 1976 Alicia Machado, Venezuelan-American actress, winner of Miss Universe 1996 and Donald Trump critic, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • 1976 Lindsay Price, Arcadia CA, actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children)
  • 1976 Colleen Haskell, American television personality
  • 1978 K. D. Aubert, American actress
  • 1982 Ryan Carnes, American actor
  • 1985 Dulce María, Mexican actress and singer