Birthdays in Film & TV on July 1

  • 1873 Alice Guy-Blaché, French film director who was the first woman to direct a film (The Fairy of the Cabbages), born in Paris (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Charles D. Brown, American actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1948)

Charles LaughtonCharles Laughton (1899-1962)

English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England

  • 1901 Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)

William WylerWilliam Wyler (1902-1981)

American film director (Ben-Hur, Mrs Miniver), born in Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire

  • 1903 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)

Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland (1916-2020)

British-American Academy Award-winning actress (All the King's Men; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Gone With The Wind; The Heiress), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1920 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Farley Granger, American actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1926 François-Régis Bastide, French writer and broadcaster, born in Biarritz, France (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), born in Aleppo, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon (d. 2005)
  • 1933 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach and broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Jamie Farr [Jameel Farah], American actor (M*A*S*H & AfterMASH - "Cpl. Klinger"), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1934 Jean Marsh, English actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack (1934-2008)

American Academy and Emmy Award-winning director, producer (Tootsie; Out of Africa), and occasional actor, born in Lafayette, Indiana

  • 1935 Dave Prowse, English actor (Darth Vader), born in Bristol. England (d. 2020)
  • 1939 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), born in Darby, Pennsylvania (2018)
  • 1939 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), born in Park Ridge, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Sally Quinn, American CBS newscaster (Morning Show), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1942 Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts; film Anne of the Thousand Days; Choose Me; Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec

Debbie HarryDebbie Harry (77 years old)

1945 American singer (Blondie - "Heart of Glass"; " The Tide Is High"; "Call Me"), and actress (Hairspray), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1945 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor (De Mike Bustyn Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Daryl Anderson, American actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1951 Trevor Eve, English actor (Shadow Chasers), born in Sutton Coldfield, England

Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd (70 years old)

1952 Canadian-American comedian, writer and actor (SNL, 1975-79; Ghostbusters), and harmonica player (The Blues Brothers), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1956 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956 Lorna Patterson, American actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956 Ulf Larsson, Swedish stage and television comedian, actor, and director, born in Bromma, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1962 Andre Braugher, American actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Theresa Lynn, American actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson (55 years old)

1967 Canadian-American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Feb 1990), born in Ladysmith, British Columbia

  • 1968 Tim Abell, American actor (We Were Soldiers), born in Manassas, Virginia
  • 1970 Henry Simmons, American actor (NYPD Blue; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,}, born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1971 Julianne Nicholson, American actress (Megan Wheeler-Law & Order: Criminal Intent), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Steven W. Bailey, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in San Diego, California
  • 1972 Corey Hirsch, Canadian NHL goalie (Olympic silver 1994), coach and broadcaster, born in Medicine Hat, Canada
  • 1974 Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City, California
  • 1977 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress, born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Liv TylerLiv Tyler (45 years old)

1977 American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty, Lord of the Rings), born in NYC, New York

  • 1982 Carmella DeCesare, American model and Playmate of the Year 2004, born in Avon Lake, Ohio
  • 1982 Hilarie Burton, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Sterling, Virginia
  • 1985 Lea Seydoux, French actress (Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Spectre), born in Paris, France
  • 1989 Hannah Murray, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol. England
  • 1989 Mitch Hewer, English actor (Skins), born in Bristol, England
  • 1992 Bryant Jones, American actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless), born in Camarillo, California
  • 1993 Raini Rodriguez, American actress (Austin & Ally '"Trish"; Paul Blart: Mall Cop films), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 2003 Storm Reid, American actress (A Wrinkle in Time, Euphoria), born in Atlanta, Georgia