On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on June 11

  • 1886 Lillian Fontaine, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1889 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1914 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1919 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota
  • 1924 Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)

Person of interestGene Wilder

1933 Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2016)

  • 1936 Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1937 Luciana Paluzzi, Italian-American actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1937 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Johnny Brown, American comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1939 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Adrienne Barbeau, American actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California

  • 1948 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1950 Michael Swan, American actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1953 Peter Bergman, American actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Person of interestHugh Laurie

1959 Hugh Laurie, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House), born in Oxford, England

  • 1960 Mehmet Oz, Turkish-American surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961 María Barranco, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
  • 1967 Clare Carey, American actress (Coach), born in Rhodesia
  • 1968 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington pageant winner, sued when told 27 too old for compete for Miss USA, born in Kirkland, Washington
  • 1968 Sophie Okonedo, English actress (Hotel Rwanda), born in London

Person of interestPeter Dinklage

1969 Peter Dinklage, American actor (Games of Thrones), born in Morristown, New Jersey

  • 1969 Matt McGrath, American actor, born in New York City
  • 1973 Robby Kiger, American actor (Josh Fox-Crazy Like a Fox), born in Encino, California
  • 1975 Choi Ji-woo, South Korean actress (Stairway to Heaven), born in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • 1977 Ryan Dunn, American actor and TV personality (Homewrecker), born in Medina, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1977 Shane Meier, Canadian actor (The Matthew Shepard Story), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1978 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1982 Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler, born in Spring Lake, New Jersey
  • 1985 Anja Rubik, Polish supermodel, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • 1986 Brighton Hertford, American actress (BJ Jones-General Hospital), born in Tarzana, California

Person of interestShia LaBeouf

1986 Shia LaBeouf, American actor (Disturbia, Transformers), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1988 Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress (Mixed Doubles) and model, born in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1994 Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Barcelona