Birthdays in Film & TV on December 8

  • 1861 George Melies, early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris, France
  • 1888 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), born in Chislehurst, England (d. 1964)
  • 1894 James (Grover) Thurber, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 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)
  • 1911 Lee J Cobb, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Terence Morgan, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England
  • 1925 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr., American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

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1930 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)

  • 1933 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1935 Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 1936 David Carradine, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1937 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
  • 1943 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • 1946 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1947 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California

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1953 Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

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  • 1953 Kim Basinger, American actress
  • 1958 Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
  • 1959 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 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
  • 1966 Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director
  • 1967 Marina Augusta Baker, Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
  • 1967 Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1968 Michael Cole, American professional wrestling commentator
  • 1969 Steve Van Wormer, American actor
  • 1973 Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor
  • 1976 Dominic Monaghan, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Lost), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • 1977 Elsa Benítez, Mexican supermodel
  • 1978 Ian Somerhalder, American actor
  • 1993 AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer