Birthdays in Film & TV on July 12

  • 1880 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • 1883 Joseph Crehan, American actor (The Roaring Twenties, Meeting at Midnight), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1884 Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)
  • 1886 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1956)
  • 1908 Alain Cuny, actor (Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle)
  • 1908 Milton Berle, Harlem comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1919 Vera Hruba Ralston, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921], born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1920 Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
  • 1920 Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)
  • 1928 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and writer
  • 1936 Jan Nemec, film director (Diamonds of the Night), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)

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1937 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 1939 Phillip Adams, Australian broadcaster and journalist
  • 1941 Joseph Whipp, American actor
  • 1943 Ernie Anastos, Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)
  • 1943 Walter Murch, American film editor
  • 1944 Denise Nicholas, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
  • 1946 Sian Barbara Allen, actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Cheryl Ladd, Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
  • 1951 Jamey Sheridan, actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1951 Brian Grazer, American film producer
  • 1956 Mel Harris, [Mary Ellen], Bethlehem Pa, actress (Hope-30 Something)
  • 1957 Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
  • 1958 Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
  • 1960 Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
  • 1962 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
  • 1964 Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
  • 1964 Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
  • 1965 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower)
  • 1966 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • 1967 Richard Herring, English comedian
  • 1970 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • 1970 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • 1972 Jake Wood, English actor
  • 1974 Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • 1976 Anna Friel, British actress (Pushing Daisies), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • 1977 Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler (WWE), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • 1977 Steve Howey, American actor
  • 1978 Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
  • 1978 Topher Grace, American actor
  • 1978 Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • 1980 Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
  • 1985 Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
  • 1986 Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
  • 1991 Erik Per Sullivan, American actor