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)
  • 1911 Gertrude Niesen, American actress (Start Cheering), born in NYC (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Walter Kerr, American actor and drama critic (Sad Clowns), 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, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1917 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
  • 1918 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1994)

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1931 Roone Arledge, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football), born in NYC, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
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  • 1934 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • 1935 Steve Lawrence, American singer and actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
  • 1936 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), born in Pendlebury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Barbara Ann Loden, actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)
  • 1940 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • 1942 Janice Pennington, Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1944 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948 Kim Darby, American actress (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1949 Frank Delima, American comedian

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1951 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Adams 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, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • 1960 Valerie Pettiford, American actress (One Life to Live, Half & Half), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
  • 1965 Corey Parker, American actor (How I Got into College, Roger-Eddie Dodd), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Lee Tergesen, American actor
  • 1967 Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1968 Michael Weatherly, American actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Billy Crudup, American actor
  • 1969 Lori Hallier, Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
  • 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 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • 1974 Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • 1977 Milo Ventimiglia, American actor (Gilmore Girls, This is Us), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1982 Joshua Alba, American actor
  • 1982 Sophia Bush, American actress
  • 1984 Alexis Dziena, American actress
  • 1987 Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model
  • 1998 Jaden Smith, American actor (The Karate Kid), born in Malibu, California