On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on March 12

  • 1880 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), born in Bristol, England (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), born in Southampton, England (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Inez Courtney, American actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • 1917 Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • 1921 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!, Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Helen Parrish, American actress (Hour Glass, Three Smart Girls Grow Up), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • 1923 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1925 Georges Delerue, French film composer (Sword of Gideon, A Little Romance), born in Roubaix (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Gudrun Ure, Scottish actress (Super Gran, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer), born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • 1926 Hildy Park, American actress and writer (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Scoey Mitchill, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1931 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • 1933 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

1946 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

  • 1946 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1947 Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)
  • 1949 Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)
  • 1949 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • 1950 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • 1950 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1951 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Jerry Levine, American actor (Born on 4th of July), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1960 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)
  • 1964 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1965 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • 1965 Liza Umarova, Chechen singer and actress, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1968 Aaron Eckhart, American actor
  • 1972 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • 1972 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1978 Masuimi Max, American model
  • 1979 Nidia Guenard, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 Jaimie Alexander, American Actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina