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)
  • 1895 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • 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)
  • 1918 Mercedes McCambridge, actress (All the King's Men), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1925 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1927 Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
  • 1931 Eunice Gayson, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love), born in London, England
  • 1937 Adam Wade, actor (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
  • 1942 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1943 Don Mitchell, actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Patrick Duffy, Townsend Mont, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)

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

  • 1954 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1955 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
  • 1955 Gary Sinise, American actor (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), born in Blue Island Illinois
  • 1958 Pat Bolland, Canadian Broadcaster
  • 1959 Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • 1960 Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)
  • 1960 Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Arye Gross, American actor
  • 1961 Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Andrew Paul, English actor
  • 1961 Dana Reeve, American actress and wife of Christopher Reeve, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1962 Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
  • 1963 Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • 1963 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • 1964 Rob Lowe, actor (St Elmo's Fire, Hotel NH, Class), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1966 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
  • 1973 Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • 1974 Marisa Coughlan, American actress
  • 1975 Andrew "Test" Martin, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1975 Natalie Zea, American actress
  • 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
  • 1986 Olesya Rulin, American actress
  • 1992 John Boyaga, English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London