On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on June 17

  • 1874 Grant Mitchell, American actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), born in Danville, California (d. 1959)
  • 1904 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, born in Commercy, Meuse, France (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1915 Stringbean [David Akeman], American banjoist and comedian (Hee Haw), born in Annville, Kentucky (d. 1973)
  • 1920 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George, Smiley's People), born in Hereford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Keith Larsen, American actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Ken Loach, British film director (The Wind That Shakes the Barley), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • 1937 Peter Lupus, American bodybuilder and actor (Mission Impossible), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1944 Bill Rafferty, American comedian (Laugh-In, Real People), born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1947 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1950 Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California

  • 1951 Joe Piscopo, American comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1954 Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957 Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor (Band of Brothers), born in Soest, Netherlands
  • 1958 Daniel McVicar, American actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1958 Bobby Farrelly, American film director (Dumb and Dumber), born in Cumberland, Rhode Island
  • 1960 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • 1963 Greg Kinnear, American actor and talk show host (Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later), born in Logansport, Indiana
  • 1964 Diane Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • 1964 Erin Murphy, American actress (Tabitha Stevens in Bewitched), born in Encino, California
  • 1965 Kami Cotler, American actress (Elizabeth-Waltons), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1966 Jason Patric, American actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian (The Last Man on Earth), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1970 Michael Showalter, American comedian (Stella), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1971 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1973 Louis Leterrier, French film director (The Incredible Hulk), born in Paris
  • 1977 Jason Miller, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1977 Branko Tomovic, German Serbian actor, born in M√ľnster, Germany
  • 1978 Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress, born in Sanmu, Japan
  • 1980 Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor (The Prince of Tennis), born in Kumamoto-ken
  • 1981 Amrita Rao, Indian Bollywood actress (Vivah)
  • 1983 Connie Fisher, British actress, born in Lisburn Northern Ireland
  • 1983 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor (Arashi, Letters from Iwo Jima), born in Tokyo
  • 1984 John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware