Birthdays in Film & TV on March 11

  • 1873 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1884 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1887 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1898 Dorothy Gish, American film actress (Orphans of the Storm), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • 1907 Jessie Matthews, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1911 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1922 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1922 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1928 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1929 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), born in London, England
  • 1934 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1935 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • 1937 Carlos Larrañaga, Spanish actor
  • 1942 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • 1942 Charles Swan, American actor
  • 1945 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1946 Brigitte Fossey, French actress (Man Who Died Twice), born in Tourcoing France
  • 1948 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • 1952 Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
  • 1955 [Kater]Nina Hagen, German actress (Blue Angel), born in East Berlin, German DR
  • 1956 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1956 Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
  • 1958 Anissa Jones, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1960 Christophe Gans, French film director
  • 1961 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • 1962 Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
  • 1962 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • 1963 Alexandra "Alex" Kingston, British actress (Doctor Who, ER, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • 1964 Shane Richie, British actor (EastEnders, Flushed Away), born in Harlesden, London
  • 1964 Emma Chambers, British actress (The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill), born in Doncaster, England (d. 2018)
  • 1965 Wallace Langham, American actor
  • 1965 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
  • 1967 John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer (Captain Jack Harkness-Doctor Who), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969 Terrence Howard, American actor
  • 1971 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • 1981 David Anders, American actor

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1982 Thora Birch, American actress (American Beauty, Ghost World), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 1982 Lindsey McKeon, American actress
  • 1984 Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • 1984 Marc-André Grondin, Canadian actor
  • 1989 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)