Birthdays in Film & TV on June 21

  • 1896 Dorothy Stickney, American actress (And So They Were Married), born in Dickinson, North Dakota (d. 1998)
  • 1906 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1913 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Jane Russell, American actress and leading sex symbol in 1940s-50s (The Outlaw), born in Bemidji, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)

Judy HollidayJudy Holliday (1921-1965)

American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York

  • 1923 John Compton, American actor (Shannon-D.A.'s Man), born in Lynchburg, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-American cinematographer, born in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Lawrence K Grossman, American news president (PBS, NBC-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1933 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Monte Markham, American actor (Second Hundred Years; Dallas; Baywatch), born in Manatee County, Florida
  • 1935 Peter Dudley, British character actor (Coronation Street, 1979-83 - "Bert"), born in Manchester, England (d. 1983)
  • 1938 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • 1940 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Pia Barendrecht, Indonesian-Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • 1944 Corinna Tsopel, Greek actress (Man Called Horse) and Miss Universe 1964, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1944 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun; Revenge: Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties; Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • 1947 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Gérard Lanvin, French actor (Une étrange affaire), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1953 Michael Bowen, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953 Robyn Douglass, American actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy), born in Sendai, Japan
  • 1954 Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1954 Müjde Ar, Turkish film actress, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1954 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 David Marshall Grant, American actor (Legs, French Postcards), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1955 Leigh McCloskey, American actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Marc Copage, American actor (Corey Baker-Julia), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 David Morrissey, British actor (State of Play; The Walking Dead), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1964 Doug Savant, American actor (Matt Fielding-Melrose Place), born in Burbank, California
  • 1964 Kari Kennell, American actress (Eric's Revenge) and Playboy playmate (Feb, 1988), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1964 Sammi Davis-Voss, English actress (Hope & Glory), born in Kidderminster England
  • 1965 Lana [formally Larry] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1965 Michael Dolan, American actor (Hamburger Hill, Liberace), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1966 Gretchen Carlson, American television commentator (Fox News) and 1989 Miss America, born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • 1966 Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist (CNN), born in Fresno, California
  • 1967 Jim Breuer, American comedian and actor, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1968 (Reginald) "Jett" Pangan, Filipino Pinoy rock singer and guitarist (The Dawn), and actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1968 Alisyn Camerota, American journalist (CNN Newsroom), born in Shrewsbury, New Jersey
  • 1968 Brandon Douglas, American actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1973 Juliette Lewis, American actress (Natural Born Killers, Cape Fear), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Erica Durance, Canadian actress (Smallville), born in Calgary, Alberta

Chris PrattChris Pratt (43 years old)

1979 American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World,), born in Virginia, Minnesota

  • 1982 Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer (Empire), born in Santa Rosa, California

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey (37 years old)

1985 American singer-songwriter (Born to Die, Ultraviolence), and model (H&M), born in NYC, New York

  • 1985 Michelle Wolf, American comedian, born in Hershey, Pennsylvania