On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on June 3

  • 1895 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), born in Dorchester, Dorset, England (d. 1989)
  • 1903 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)

Person of interestJosephine Baker

1906 Josephine Baker, American-French song and dance revue artist (Folies-Bergere), actress, and civil rights activist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • 1908 Adele Dixon, American actress (Calling the Tune), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Paulette Goddard [Marion Levy], American actress (Great Dictator), born in Whitestone Landing, Long Island (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Iris Meredith [Shunn], American actress (Son of Davy Crockett, The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Leo Gorcey, American actor (Bowery Boys, Road to Zanzibar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1918 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)

Person of interestTony Curtis

1925 Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz], American actor (Some Like It Hot), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)

  • 1926 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1991)
  • 1929 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Ben Wada, Japanese television producers
  • 1931 Françoise Arnoul, French actress and composer (French Cancan; Jacko & Lise), born in Constantine, France

  • 1939 Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1942 Anita Harris, British actress (Follow that Camel), and singer ("Just Loving You"), born in Somerset, England
  • 1946 Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • 1946 Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], Scarborough, North Yorkshire, English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests)
  • 1950 Suzi Quatro, American pop singer (Stumblin'), and actress (Happy Days - "Leather Tuscadero"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1958 Scott Valentine, actor (Nick-Family Ties, My Demon Lover)
  • 1963 Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
  • 1964 James Purefoy, British actor
  • 1965 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • 1967 Anderson Cooper, American reporter and TV presenter (CNN), born in New York City
  • 1974 Arianne Zuker, American actress
  • 1985 Detox Icunt [Matthew Sanderson], American drag queen, recording artist and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1986 Brenden Richard Jefferson, African-American actor
  • 1987 Lalaine [Vergara-Paras], American stage and screen actress and singer (Les Misérables; Lizzie McGuire), born in Burbank, California
  • 1987 Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress
  • 1989 Daniela Vega, Chilean transgender actress and sinnger (A Fantastic Woman), born in San Miguel, Chile