Birthdays in Film & TV on July 3

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan (1878-1942)

American father of musical comedy (Phantom President; Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island

  • 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)
  • 1929 David Lynch, American singer (Platters - "Twilight Time"; "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1931 Robert O. Ragland, American film score composer (The Thing With Two Heads), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard (85 years old)

1937 Czech-born British playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

  • 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 Gary Waldhorn, English actor (To the Camp & Back), born in London
  • 1943 Kurtwood Smith, American actor (That '70s Show- "Red"; Robocop; 24), born in New Lisbon, Wisconsin
  • 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 Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (Cats - "Memory"; Eight Is Enough - "Abby"; 1776), 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 Hunter Tylo [Deborah Jo Hunter], American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1962 Thomas Gibson, American actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope), born in Charleston, South Carolina

Tom CruiseTom Cruise (60 years old)

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

  • 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
  • 1966 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (WTVF, Nashville), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1967 Amy Van Horne, American actress (Carla Solieto-The City)
  • 1968 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1968 Jeff Phillips, American actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), born in Westwood, New Jersey

Audra McDonaldAudra McDonald (52 years old)

1970 American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Private Practice, The Good Wife), born in West Berlin, West Germany (now Berlin, Germany)

  • 1970 Benedict Wong, English actor (Wong in Marvel films), born in Eccles, England
  • 1970 Shawnee Smith, American actress (Saw), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1973 Patrick Wilson, American actor (Angels in America), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1976 Andrea Barber, American actress (Kimmy Gibbler-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Katia Zygouli, Greek supermodel, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1979 Ludivine Sagnier, French actress (Swimming Pool), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
  • 1980 Olivia Munn, American actress (The Newsroom: X-Men: Apocalypse), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1982 Kanika, Indian actress (Five Star), born in Thiruvananthapuram, India
  • 1985 Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor, born in Yokohama, Japan