Birthdays in Film & TV on March 15

  • 1871 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch actress (Miss Hobbs), (d. 1950)
  • 1904 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • 1904 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Wheaton, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 1907 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1913 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1913 MacDonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (Car 54), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1915 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • 1915 Richard Ward, African American actor (Death of a Salesman, Beacon Hill), born in Glenside Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 1919 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1975)
  • 1919 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (Abduction, Dillinger, Reservoir Dogs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer (I Love Lucy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1924 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), born in Bonn, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1997)

Philippe de BrocaPhilippe de Broca (1933-2004)

French film director (Le Bossu), born in Paris, France

Judd HirschJudd Hirsch (87 years old)

1935 American Emmy and Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor (Taxi - "Alex";, I'm Not Rappaport; Dear John; Ordinary People), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1941 Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"
  • 1941 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • 1943 Brenda Scott, American actress (Midge - Road West), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944 Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)
  • 1946 David Wall, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet, 1966-84), and director (Royal Academy of Dancing, 1985-91), born in Chiswick, London (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor (Traffik; It's Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill), born in Prešov, Slovakia
  • 1949 John Duttine, actor (Day of the Triffids)
  • 1953 Colin Croft, West Indian cricket fast bowler, broadcaster (27 Tests, 125 wickets @ 23.30), born in Lancaster Village, Demerara, British Guiana
  • 1953 Judi Spiers, TV presenter
  • 1954 Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
  • 1955 Daniel "Dee" Snider, American singer, songwriter and actor (Twisted Sister), born in Astoria, Queens
  • 1957 David Silverman, American animator (The Simpsons), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1957 Park Overall, American actress (Empty Nest; Mississippi Burning), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1958 Laura Carrington, American actress (Louisa-Alphabet City, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Renny Harlin, Finnish film director
  • 1960 Chris Sanders, American animator and director (Lilo & Stich; The Croods), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1960 Marco Pennette, American television screenwriter and producer (Caroline in the City; Ugly Betty), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1961 Fabio Lanzoni, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1962 Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • 1962 Jimmy Baio, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Bret Michaels [Sychak], American rock and country singer-songwriter, guitarist (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me"), and television personality, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Chris Bruno, American actor (The Dead Zone - "Sherriff"; All My Children, 1995-97 - "Michael"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1967 Pierre Coffin, French animator, film director, voice of the Minions (Despicable Me franchise), born in France
  • 1969 Kim Raver, American actress
  • 1969 Louis Riddick, American NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons) and broadcaster (ESPN MNF), born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Penny Lancaster, English model

Eva LongoriaEva Longoria (47 years old)

1975 American actress (Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

  • 1976 Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
  • 1977 Brian Tee, American actor
  • 1982 Emily Tyndall, American actress
  • 1983 Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
  • 1985 Eva Amurri, American actress, born in New York City
  • 1985 James MacLurcan, Australian actor (Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1986 Tyler Noyes, actor (CJ-One Life to Live)
  • 1987 Taiwan Brown, video jockey
  • 1989 Caitlin Wachs, actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)
  • 1989 Margaret Nales Wilson, Filipino model, born in Bacolod City, Philippines
  • 1991 Kie Kitano, Japanese actress
  • 1993 Alia Bhatt, British-Indian actress (Highway), born in London, England