On This Day

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)
  • 1896 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)

Person of interestCharles Laughton

1899 Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • 1901 Irna Phillips, American scriptwriter who created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1902 William Wyler, American film director (Ben-Hur, Mrs Miniver), born in Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1903 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestOlivia de Havilland

1916 Olivia de Havilland, American actress (All the King's Men, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2020)

  • 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 François-Régis Bastide, French writer and broadcaster, born in Biarritz, France (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 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 Jamie Farr, American actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio

  • 1934 Jean Marsh, English actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London

Person of interestSydney Pollack

1934 Sydney Pollack, American director, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 1934 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 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, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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 Trevor Eve, English actor (Shadow Chasers), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1951 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky

Person of interestDan Aykroyd

1952 Dan Aykroyd, Canadian-American comedian, writer and actor (SNL, The Blues Brothers; Ghostbusters), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1956 Lorna Patterson, American actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • 1956 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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
  • 1967 Pamela Anderson, Canadian American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Feb 90), born in Ladysmith BC
  • 1968 Tim Abell, American actor (We Were Soldiers), born in Manassas, Virginia
  • 1971 Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Julianne Nicholson, American actress (Megan Wheeler-Law & Order: Criminal Intent), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 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

Person of interestLiv Tyler

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

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
  • 1977 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1982 Carmella DeCesare, American model and Playmate of the Year 2004, born in Avon Lake, Ohio
  • 1982 Romola Garai, English actress (I Capture the Castle), born in Hong Kong
  • 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 Mitch Hewer, English actor (Skins), born in Bristol, England
  • 1989 Hannah Murray, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol. England
  • 1992 Bryant Jones, American actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless), born in Camarillo, California