Birthdays in Film & TV on July 17

  • 1883 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1928)
  • 1892 Mary Clare, British actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • 1898 Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)

James CagneyJames Cagney (1899-1986)

American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in NYC, New York

  • 1905 Bill Gargan, American actor (The Bells of St. Mary's; You Only Live Once), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1906 John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1979)
  • 1912 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • 1914 Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II; 194;1 Bosom Buddies), born in Scottsboro, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)

Phyllis DillerPhyllis Diller (1917-2012)

American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio

  • 1920 Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1920 Esperanza Baur, Mexican film actress, and John Wayne's second wife, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1961)
  • 1920 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1921 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), born in Newberry, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1921 František Zvarík, Slovakian stage actor (Slovak National Theatre), born in Vrútky, Slovakia (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1926 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • 1932 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1932 Quino [Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón], Argentine cartoonist (Mafalda), born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Ukraine) (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Willie Ito, American animator for Disney Studios ("Lady and the Tramp" spaghetti kiss); Warner Brothers; Hanna-Barbara), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1935 Diahann Carroll, American actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor (The Dirty Dozen; M*A*S*H (film): Ordinary People; Hunger; Games films), born in St. John, New Brunswick
  • 1937 Elmer Fudd [originally Egghead], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debut as Egghead in "Egghead Rides Again"
  • 1939 Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1940 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • 1940 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian (The Goodies), born in Buxton, England (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Catherine Schell [Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott], Hungarian-born British actress (two Pink Panther films), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1945 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • 1946 Alun Armstrong, English actor (New Tricks), born in Anfield Plain, County Durham
  • 1946 Jeffrey Holland [Parkes], British comic actor (Hi-de-Hi!; You Rang, M'Lord?; Oh, Doctor Beeching!), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England
  • 1947 Anders Koppel, Danish Hammond B-3 organist (Savage Rose; Bazaar), and composer of ballet and film scores and classical concert pieces, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1950 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1950 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1951 Lucie Arnaz, American actress (Here's Lucy - "Kim": The Jazz Singer), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California

David HasselhoffDavid Hasselhoff (70 years old)

1952 American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1954 J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5; Jeremiah; Changeling), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1956 Robert Romanus, American actor, born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1958 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai, China

Mark BurnettMark Burnett (62 years old)

1960 British television producer (The Apprentice, Survivor, Shark Tank), born in London

  • 1960 Nancy Giles, American actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie), born in New York City, New York
  • 1960 Robin Shou, Hong Kong Chinese-American martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1961 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962 Bill Sage, American actor, born in New York
  • 1963 Denise Miller, American actress (Billie-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 John Ventimiglia, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1964 Heather Langenkamp, American actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1965 Alex Winter, English actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England
  • 1965 Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor, born in Carabanchel, Spain
  • 1968 Beth Littleford, American comedian, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1968 Bitty Schram, American actress, born in New York
  • 1973 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975 Cécile de France, Belgian actress, born in Namur, Belgium
  • 1975 Elena Anaya, Spanish actress, born in Palencia, Spain
  • 1975 Konnie Huq, English television presenter, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1976 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress, born in Kielce, Poland
  • 1976 Eric Winter, American actor (The Rookie), born in La Mirada, California

Luke BryanLuke Bryan (46 years old)

1976 American country singer ("I'll Stay Me"), and television personality (American Idol), born in Leesburg, Georgia

  • 1976 Matthew Holmes, Australian actor, born in Albury, Australia
  • 1978 Katharine Towne, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler, born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1979 Mike Vogel, American actor (Under the Dome), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Brett Goldstein, English comedian and actor (Ted Lasso), born in London, England
  • 1983 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1983 Sarah Jones, American actress, born in Winter Springs, Florida
  • 1986 Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1988 Summer Bishil, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1989 Josie Loren Lopez, American actress (17 Again, Make It or Break It), born in Miami, Florida