On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on July 3

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1878 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1942)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1881 Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1896 Doris Lloyd, Irish-American actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1968)
  • 1900 John Mason Brown, American drama critic (Tonight on Broadway), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1969)
  • 1906 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1906 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1952)
  • 1917 Hélène Cordet, French actress (The Limping Man), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Susan Peters [Suzanne Carnahan], American actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1952)
  • 1927 Ken Russell, British film director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1941 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film director and cinematographer (Kathapurushan, Mathulikal), born in Mannadi, Travancore, British India
  • 1942 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality, born in Mexico City (d. 1999)
  • 1943 Kurtwood Smith, American actor (That '70s Show, Robocop), born in New Lisbon, Wisconsin
  • 1943 Gary Waldhorn, English actor (To the Camp & Back), born in London
  • 1944 Paul Young, Scottish actor (Another Time Another Place), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1945 Michael Cole, American actor (Pete-Mod Squad), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1947 Betty Buckley, American actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats), born in Big Spring, Texas

  • 1947 Dave Barry, American humorist and author, born in Armonk, New York
  • 1949 Jan Smithers, American actress (Bailey-WKRP), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1949 Susan Penhaligon, British actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1955 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese comedian and TV personality, born in Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan
  • 1957 Faye Resnick, American TV personality and author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary), born in Brentwood, California
  • 1958 Siân Lloyd, Welsh meteorologist and TV presenter, born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1959 Andreas Wisniewski, German actor (The Living Daylights), born in Berlin
  • 1962 Thomas Gibson, American actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Person of interestTom Cruise

1962 Tom Cruise, American actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman), born in Syracuse, New York

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 1962 Hunter Tylo [Deborah Jo Hunter], American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1964 Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress (Lisa Simpson-The Simpsons), born in Paris
  • 1965 Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Toki City, Gifu, Japan
  • 1967 Amy Van Horne, American actress (Carla Solieto-The City)
  • 1968 Jeff Phillips, American actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), born in Westwood, New Jersey
  • 1968 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1970 Shawnee Smith, American actress

Person of interestAudra McDonald

1970 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • 1973 Johnny Terris, Canadian actor and director
  • 1973 Patrick Wilson, American actor ( Angels in America), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1975 Keri Houlihan, Penn, actress (Molly-Our House)
  • 1976 Andrea Barber, actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House)
  • 1979 Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
  • 1980 Olivia Munn, American actress (The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1982 Kanika, Indian actress
  • 1983 Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • 1984 Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
  • 1985 Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor.