On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on July 15

  • 1864 Marie Tempest [Marie Susan Etherington], British actress known as the "queen of her profession" (Yellow Sands), born in London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1889 Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1893 Enid Bennett, Australian silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), born in York, Western Australia (d. 1969)
  • 1902 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1913 Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (Love and Death, Delicatessen), born in Baden, Switzerland (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
  • 1925 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925 [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1927 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1934 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
  • 1935 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Ken Kercheval, Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
  • 1939 Patrick Wayne, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler

  • 1944 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)

Person of interestLinda Ronstadt

1946 Linda Ronstadt, American rock/country/pop/Latin/opera singer (Different Drum; What's New?) and actress (Pirates of Penzance), born in Tucson, Arizona

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1951 Jesse Ventura [James Janos], American professional wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952 Terry O'Quinn, American actor
  • 1953 Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
  • 1959 Vincent Lindon, French actor

Person of interestKim Alexis

1960 Kim Alexis, American supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress, born in Lockport, New York

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Kim Alexis
  • 1960 Willie Aames, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped), born in Newport Beach, California

Person of interestForest Whitaker

1961 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • 1961 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
  • 1961 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • 1963 Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-Italian actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV), born in Eisinore Denmark
  • 1964 Shari Headley, American actress (All My Children, Coming to America), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964 Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
  • 1966 Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
  • 1966 Kristoff St John, American actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Adam Savage, American actor
  • 1968 Eddie Griffin, American comedian
  • 1968 Stan Kirsch, American actor
  • 1972 Scott Foley, American actor (Scandal, Felicity), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1972 Beth Ostrosky, American model
  • 1973 Brian Austin Green, American actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1973 Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • 1975 Kara Drew, An American professional wrestler better known as Cherry
  • 1976 Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
  • 1977 Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)
  • 1977 Lana Parrilla, American actress
  • 1979 Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
  • 1980 Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
  • 1986 Yahya Abdul-Mateen, American actor (Watchmen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1989 Tristan Wilds, American actor
  • 1990 Olly Alexander [Oliver Thornton], British actor, singer-songwriter (Years & Years), and LGBT activist, born in Harrogate, England