Birthdays in Film & TV on December 8

  • 1861 George Méliès, French early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris (d. 1938)
  • 1888 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), born in Chislehurst, England (d. 1964)
  • 1894 James Thurber, American humorist (Men, Women & Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1899 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1906 (Lloyd) "Slim" Andrews, American comic actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), and singer-songwriter, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 1992) [1]
  • 1906 Leo Shuken, American film music composer and arranger (Stagecoach; The Fabulous Dorseys; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1976)
  • 1911 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1915 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Richard Fleischer, American film director (Doctor Dolittle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England (d. 2005)

Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)

American vaudeville, stage, and screen singer ("The Candy Man"), dancer, actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, born in NYC, New York

  • 1927 Ferdie Pacheco, American physician (cornerman for Mohammad Ali) and boxing analyst (NBC, Showtime), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Ali Bongo [William Oliver Wallace], British comedy musician and magician (President of The Magic Circle - Shriek of Araby), born in England (d. 2009)

Maximilian SchellMaximilian Schell (1930-2014)

Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria

  • 1933 (Clerow) "Flip" Wilson, American Grammy Award-winning comedian, and Emmy Award-winning writer and TV personality (The Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1935 Dharmendra, Indian actor (Sholay), born in Nasrali, Punjab, British India
  • 1936 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • 1937 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks), born in Worthing, Sussex, England
  • 1943 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • 1943 Patti Chandler, American actress (Bikini Beach), born in Culver City, California
  • 1945 Donna Michelle, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1946 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1947 Belinda Balaski, American actress (Cannonball; Proud Men; The Howling), born in Inglewood, California

Kim BasingerKim Basinger (69 years old)

1953 American actress (Never Say Never Again; 9½ Weeks, Batman), born in Athens, Georgia

Sam KinisonSam Kinison (1953-1992)

American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington

  • 1958 Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
  • 1961 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • 1963 Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1964 Teri Hatcher, actress (Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives), born in Sunnyvale, California
  • 1965 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • 1966 Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director, born in Rockville, Maryland
  • 1966 Matthew Laborteaux, American actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1967 Marina Augusta Baker, English glamour model (Playboy playmate Mar, 1987) and politician, born in Windsor England,
  • 1968 Michael Cole, American professional wrestling commentator, born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1969 Steve Van Wormer, American actor, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1973 Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1976 Dominic Monaghan, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Lost), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • 1977 Elsa Benítez, Mexican supermodel, born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • 1978 Ian Somerhalder, American actor (Lost, Vampire Diaries), born in Covington, Louisiana
  • 1993 Anna Sophia Robb, American actress (Bridge to Terabithia; The Carrie Diaries), born in Denver, Colorado