Birthdays in Film & TV on March 17

  • 1789 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • 1888 Frank Buck, American actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs), born in Gainesville, Texas (d. 1950)
  • 1906 Michael O'Shea, American actor (It's a Great Life, Lady of Burlesque), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1927 Patrick Allen, British actor (Roman Holiday;Dial "M" for Murder), born in Nyasaland, Africa (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), born in London (d. 2018) [1]
  • 1935 (Patrick Henry} "Adam" Wade, American pop singer (The Writing On The Wall), actor (Kiss Me Goodbye), and 1st US Black game show host (Musical Chairs), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • 1942 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1943 Don Mitchell, American actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Pattie Boyd, English model, photographer and author who married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, born in Taunton, England
  • 1949 Patrick Duffy, American actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis), born in Townsend, Montana

Kurt RussellKurt Russell (71 years old)

1951 American actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • 1954 Lesley-Anne Down, British actress and singer (A Little Night Music; Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1955 Bill Beyers, American actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol), born in Lake Success, New York
  • 1955 Gary Sinise, American actor (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), born in Blue Island Illinois
  • 1956 Rory McGrath, British comedian, television personality, and writer (Who Dares Wins, They Think It's All Over), born in Redruth, Cornwall
  • 1958 Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1959 Christian Clemenson, American actor (Boston Leagal; CSI:Miami), born in Humboldt, Iowa
  • 1960 Arye Gross, American actor (Ellen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1961 Andrew Paul, English actor (The Bill), born in London, England
  • 1961 Casey Siemaszko, American actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1962 Clare Grogan, Scottish new wave singer (Altered Images - "Happy Birthday"), and actress (Gregory's Girl; Eastenders), born in Glasgow
  • 1963 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor, born in Macau
  • 1963 Rebeca Arthur, American actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • 1964 Rob Lowe, American actor (St Elmo's Fire, The West Wing), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1966 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor (Holby City), born in Chelmsford, England
  • 1973 Amelia Heinle, American actress (Loving, The Young and the Restless), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1974 Mark Dolan, English comedian and TV show host (Balls of Steel), born in London, England
  • 1975 Natalie Zea, American actress
  • 1975 Test [Andrew Martin], Canadian professional wrestler (WWF/WWE), born in Whitby, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1976 Brittany Daniel, American actress
  • 1976 Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
  • 1978 Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and film director
  • 1979 Nicole "Coco" Austin, American glamor model
  • 1979 Samoa Joe, Samoan professional wrestler
  • 1979 Stormy Daniels [Stephanie Clifford], American pornographic actress, claims had affair with Donald Trump, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1981 Nicky Jam [Nick Caminero], American rapper, singer and actor (Travesuras), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1986 Olesya Rulin, Russian-American actress (High School Musical), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1989 Morfydd Clark, Welsh actress (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), born in Sweden

John BoyegaJohn Boyega (30 years old)

1992 English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London