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)

Person of interestJames Cagney

1899 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in NYC, New York

  • 1905 "Bill" William 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, 1941, 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)

Person of interestPhyllis Diller

1917 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1920 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • 1926 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1933 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor

  • 1934 Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show)
  • 1935 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
  • 1935 Diahann Carroll, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 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
  • 1945 Fenneken Fockema Andreae, Dutch actress (Sea Gull)
  • 1946 Alun Armstrong, English actor (New Tricks), born in Anfield Plain, County Durham
  • 1950 Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
  • 1950 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
  • 1951 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDavid Hasselhoff

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

  • 1956 Robert Romanus, American actor
  • 1958 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai
  • 1960 Karen Elaine Price, playmate (January, 1981), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1960 Nancy Giles, American actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Robin Shou, martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)
  • 1960 Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
  • 1961 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
  • 1962 Bill Sage, American actor
  • 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, actress (Marie-Just the 10 of Us)
  • 1965 Alex Winter, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England
  • 1965 Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor
  • 1968 Beth Littleford, American comedian
  • 1968 Bitty Schram, American actress
  • 1973 Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor
  • 1975 Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
  • 1975 Cécile de France, Belgian actress
  • 1975 Konnie Huq, English television presenter
  • 1976 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
  • 1976 Eric Winter, American actor
  • 1976 Matthew Holmes, Australian actor
  • 1978 Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
  • 1978 Katharine Towne, American actress
  • 1979 Mike Vogel, American actor (Under the Dome), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1983 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1983 Sarah Jones, American actress
  • 1986 Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX)
  • 1988 Summer Bishil, American actress
  • 1989 Josie Loren Lopez, American actress (17 Again, Make It or Break It), born in Miami, Florida