Birthdays in Film & TV on July 8

  • 1889 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Walter Kerr

1913 Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)

  • 1917 Faye Emerson, American actress (I've Got a Secret), born in Elizabeth, Louisiana (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Glenn Langan, American actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie, Jungle Heat, Rapture), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1918 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Norma Donaldson, American stage and screen singer and actress (Across 110th Street; Poetic Justice; The Young And The Restless), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)

Roone Arledge

1931 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football) and ABC News, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002) [1] [2]

  • 1934 Marty Feldman, English comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1935 Steve Lawrence [Sidney Leibowitz], American singer ("Go Away Little Girl"), and actor (The Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Ralph Strait, American character actor (Search for Tomorrow, 1985-86; Halloween III), born in Bradley Beach, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1936 Rudolf W. de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director and minister EA (L)
  • 1936 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], English actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), born in Pendlebury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Barbara Loden, American actress (Ernie Kovac's Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1940 Marcia Rodd, American actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins), born in Lyons, Kansas
  • 1942 Janice Pennington, American Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1944 Jeffrey Tambor, American character actor (Larry Sanders - "Hank"; Arrested Decelopment), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Jonelle Allen, American stage and screen actress (Two Gentlemen of Verona; Palmerstown, USA - "Bessie"; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - "Grace"), and singer, born in New York City
  • 1948 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1949 Frank Delima, American comedian

Anjelica Huston

1951 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor; The Addams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1953 Jonathan Segal, American actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • 1958 Kevin Bacon, American actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Pauline Quirke, British actress (Birds Of A Feather - "Sharon"), born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1959 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • 1960 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York

Toby Keith

1961 Toby Keith [Coval], American country singer ("Should've Been A Cowboy"; "She Never Cried In Front Of Me"), and actor (Broken Bridges), born in Clinton, Oklahoma

  • 1962 Rob Burnett, American television head writer (David Letterman), born in North Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1965 Corey Parker, American actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1968 Billy Crudup, American actor (The Morning Show), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1968 Michael Weatherly, American actor (NCIS, Bull), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Lori Hallier, Canadian actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara), born in Victoria, British Colombia
  • 1971 Wendy Benson, American actress (Meredith-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • 1973 Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress (Beverly Hills, 90210), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1974 Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • 1974 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • 1977 Milo Ventimiglia, American actor (Gilmore Girls, This is Us), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1982 Joshua Alba, American actor
  • 1982 Sophia Bush, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1987 Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
  • 1991 Thuso Mbedu, South African actress (Is'Thunzi), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1998 Jaden Smith, American actor (The Karate Kid), born in Malibu, California
  • 1998 Maya Hawke, American actress (Stranger Things), born in New York City