Birthdays in Film & TV on December 9

  • 1847 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1876 Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor (I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1940)
  • 1887 Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian, born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1897 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Howard Freeman, American actor (Studio One, Double Dynamite), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Carol Dempster, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1991)

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1902 Margaret Hamilton, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1985)

  • 1904 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Dalton Trumbo, American writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1909 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor and decorated naval officer (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

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1911 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1912 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12]
  • 1914 Frances Reid, American actress

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1916 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

  • 1922 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1928 Dick Van Patten, actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1929 John Cassavetes, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Buck Henry, American screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1931 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor

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1934 Judi Dench, British actress (Henry V, Wetherby, Skyfall), born in York, England

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  • 1937 Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1941 Beau Bridges, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Michael Nouri, actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor
  • 1946 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1948 Ron Vawter, Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister)
  • 1952 Michael Dorn, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1953 John Malkovich, actor and director (Killing Fields), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • 1961 Joe Lando, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 David Anthony Higgins, American actor
  • 1962 Felicity Huffman, American actress
  • 1963 Barbara Palacios, Carcas Venz, Miss Universe (1986)
  • 1965 Brad Savage, Livdnia Mich, actor (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
  • 1965 Karla Nelson, Pine City Minn, Ms America (1993)
  • 1966 Toby Huss, American actor
  • 1969 Allison Smith, actress (Jennie-Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1969 Sebastian Spence, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Reiko Aylesworth, American actress
  • 1975 Joshua Rudoy, actor (Harry & Hendersons)
  • 1977 Saskia Garel, Canadian actress
  • 1978 Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
  • 1980 Simon Helberg, actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Diya Mirza, Indian actress
  • 2340 Worf, Klingon character on Star Trek Next Generation