Birthdays in Film & TV on December 7

  • 1801 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)

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

French watchmaker and illusionist considered the father of modern magic, born in Blois, France

  • 1891 Fay Bainter, American actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), born in Leamington, England (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1964)
  • 1910 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • 1915 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7, The Misfits, People Next Door), born in Brooklyn New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1919 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, born in the US (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Ted Baxter"; Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut (d. 1986)

Ellen BurstynEllen Burstyn (90 years old)

1932 American actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1932 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Annette Strøyberg, Danish actress (Les Liaisons dangereuses (1959)), born in Rynkeby, Denmark (d. 2005) [some sources give birthday of 12/12]
  • 1940 Kumar Shahani, Indian writer and director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan), born in Larkana, Sindh
  • 1940 Stan Boardman, English comedian, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1947 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1947 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1947 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Gary Morris, American country singer ("100% Chance of Rain"), and actor (The Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Tom WaitsTom Waits (73 years old)

1949 American singer-songwriter, pianist (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law), born in Pomona, California

  • 1952 Georges Corraface, Greek-French actor and president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, born in Paris, France
  • 1954 Julie Halston, American actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values), born in Suffolk County, New York
  • 1955 Priscilla Barnes, American actress (License to Kill, 3s Company), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • 1958 "Ravishing" Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, born in St. Peter, Minnesota (d. 1999)
  • 1958 Edd Hall, American TV announcer (Jay Leno's The Tonight Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuelan actress (Estefanía), born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1964 Roberta Close, Brazilian model (1st transgender model to have posed for the Brazilian edition of Playboy), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1965 Jeffrey Wright, American actor (Angels in America, Westworld), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 C. Thomas Howell, American actor (Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, born in Boston (d. 2011)
  • 1971 Stephanie D'Abruzzo, American actress, puppeteer (Avenue Q; Sesame Street), and cabaret singer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 'Sunny' Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Matawan, New Jersey
  • 1976 Derek Ramsay, British-Filipino actor (No Other Woman), TV personality ("Eat Bulaga!"), and ultimate frisbee player, born in Enfield, England
  • 1976 Mark Duplass, American filmmaker and musician (The Morning Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1978 Shiri Appleby, American actress (Roswell), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress and writer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1979 Jennifer Carpenter, American actress (Debra Morgan-Dexter), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1987 Baran Kosari, Iranian actress, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1988 Asia Ray Smith, American actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Kaimuki, Hawaii
  • 1988 Emily Browning, Australian actress (Ghost Ship), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1989 Caleb Landry Jones, American actor and musician (Nitram), born in Garland, Texas

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult (33 years old)

1989 English actor (The Favourite; Tolkien; Peter III-The Great), born in Wokingham, England

  • 1996 Jack Griffo, American actor (The Thundermans) and musician, born in Orlando, Florida