Birthdays in Film & TV on December 6

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871)

French magician and father of modern magic, born in Blois, France

  • 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)

Agnes MooreheadAgnes Moorehead (1900-1974)

American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts

  • 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 [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director (Charles, Dead or Alive), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2022)
  • 1929 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 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, Quebecois-Canadian comedian, singer and senator, born in La Matanie, Quebec
  • 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 (Northern Exposure - "Maggie"; Cliffhanger; Strong Medicine), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1967 Judd Apatow, American director and producer (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), born in New York City
  • 1967 Spanky Marcus [Marcus Issoglio], American actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Jimmy Joe"), 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 Colleen Haskell, American television personality (Survivor: Borneo 2000 contestant), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1976 Lindsay Price, American actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1978 K. D. Aubert, American actress and singer, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1983 Ashley Madekwe, English actress (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Revenge), born in London, England
  • 1985 Dulce María, Mexican actress and singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Stefanie ScottStefanie Scott (25 years old)

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