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 and one of the pioneers in women's wrestling (National Wrestling Alliance, WWF), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 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, American TV writer, director, and actor (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 and 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, American Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!), born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Mary Alice Williams, American television news reporter and anchor (CNN; NBC; WNET; CBS; NJN), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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