Birthdays in Film & TV on July 4

  • 1876 William Farnum, American actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1880 Pat Rooney, American vaudevillian and actor (Night Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1888 Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1896 Adolph Hallis, South African concert pianist, classical and film score composer, and teacher, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1987)

Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence (1898-1952)

English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London

  • 1898 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1965)

George MurphyGeorge Murphy (1902-1992)

American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut

  • 1902 Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1904 Angela Baddeley, English actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Elliott Sullivan, American actor (The Persuaders!, Fury Below, Sergeant), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Gordon Griffith, American actor (first actor to portray Tarzan on film) and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)

Gloria StuartGloria Stuart (1910-2010)

American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1912 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), born in Roubaix, Nord, France (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter ("Back to School Again"; "I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Eva Marie Saint, American actress and producer (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest, People Like Us), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1926 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida, Italian actress (Trapeze; Falcon Crest), photojournalist, and sculptor, born in Subiaco, Italy (d. 2023) [1]

Neil SimonNeil Simon (1927-2018)

American playwright (The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1930 Frunzik [Mher Mkrtchyan], Armenian actor (Mimino, Kidnapping, Caucasian Style), born in Leninakan, Soviet Armenia (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur), born in Glengormley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (d. 1977)
  • 1933 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, born in Dillon, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1934 Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Ed Bernard, American actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Hank Goldberg, American sports broadcaster (radio colour commentator Miami Dolphins 1978-92; ESPN2, ESPN Radio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • 1940 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California

Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera (79 years old)

1943 American news personality (20/20, Geraldo), born in NYC, New York

  • 1944 Ray Meagher, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Roma, Queensland, Australia
  • 1946 Ed O'Ross, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Tommy Körberg, Swedish pop singer, musician, and stage actor (Chess), born in Norsjö, Sweden
  • 1954 Chang-dong Lee, South Korean filmmaker and novelist (Secret Sunshine, Poetry), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1959 Victoria Abril [Rojas], Spanish actress (Libertarias), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1960 Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler, born in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • 1961 Richard Allen Garriott, English-American computer game designer (Origin), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1962 Neil Morrissey, English actor (Men Behaving Badly), born in Stafford, England
  • 1964 Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1966 Lee Reherman, American actor, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)
  • 1967 Andy Walker, Canadian television personality, born in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Becki Newton, American actress, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1978 Vicky Kaya, Greek supermodel and actress, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1980 Max Elliott Slade, American film actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1980 Muhammad Ali Hasan, American filmmaker, born in Pueblo, Colorado
  • 1981 Tahar Rahim, French actor (The Serpent), born in Belmont, France
  • 1983 Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • 1988 Luke Thompson, English actor (Benedict in Bridgerton), born in Southampton, England