Birthdays in Film & TV on July 18

  • 1871 Sada Yacco [Kawakami Sadayakko], Japanese geisha and stage actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1891 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)
  • 1895 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1898 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Chill Wills, American singer and actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1909 Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Lupe Vélez [María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez], Mexican-American actress (Joe Palooka), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1944)
  • 1911 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Marvin Miller, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1913 Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
  • 1918 Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)
  • 1918 Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
  • 1920 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
  • 1925 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)
  • 1926 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926 Jane Hylton, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England
  • 1926 Richard Pasco, English actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph)
  • 1929 Michael Medwin, English actor (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint)
  • 1930 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), born in Warrington (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
  • 1934 Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)
  • 1934 Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Britt Leach, Gadsen Ala, actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots)
  • 1938 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1940 James Brolin, actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Jonelle Allen, American actress (Bessie-Palmerstown USA, Berringers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Leo Madder, Belgian actor
  • 1947 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Kurt Mann, Roslyn NY, actor (Bad Penny)
  • 1948 Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • 1951 Margo Martindale, American actress
  • 1955 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • 1956 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Pauline Quirke, British actress
  • 1960 Anne-Marie Johnson, actress (In the Heat of the Night), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Elizabeth McGovern, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962 Jensen Buchanan, American actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962 Lee Arenberg, American actor
  • 1962 Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
  • 1963 Al Snow, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Susan Marie Snyder, actress (Julie-As the World Turns)
  • 1967 Vin Diesel [Mark Sinclair], American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1969 Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1971 Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
  • 1976 Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
  • 1977 Dylan Lane, American television host
  • 1978 Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster
  • 1979 Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1979 Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Kristen Bell, American actress
  • 1980 Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1982 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress, singer and beauty queen (Miss World 2000), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • 1982 Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
  • 1985 Chace Crawford, American actor