Birthdays in Film & TV on March 18

  • 1886 Edward Everett Horton, American vaudeville, stage, silent and sound screen character actor (Top Hat), and narrator (Fractured Fairy Tales - The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1887 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)

Robert DonatRobert Donat (1905-1958)

English actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel), born in Manchester, England

  • 1907 Betty Compton [Violet Halling Compton], British actress (Too Many Millions), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1944)
  • 1911 (Lester) "Smiley" Burnette [Burnett], American country music performer, singer-songwriter ("Ridin' Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)"), and actor (Petticoat Junction - "Charlie"), born in Summum, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Rene Clement, French film director and writer (Is Paris Burning), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Jody Gilbert, American actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1979)
  • 1919 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • 1926 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (Mission Impossible, Airplane!, Stalag 17), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • 1927 John Kander, American musical theater and film composer, with Fred Ebb (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1938 Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Mark Medoff, American playwright, director, actor and professor (Children of a Lesser God), born in Mount Carmel, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1943 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Toula Grivas, Greek actress
  • 1945 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1947 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
  • 1947 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • 1950 Brad Dourif, American actor (Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1951 (Patrick) "Paul" Barber, English stage and screen actor (The Full Monty; Only Fools and Horses - "Denzil"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1956 "The Model" Rick Martel [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
  • 1959 Irene Cara [Escalera], American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Fame"; "Flashdance...What A Feeling"), and actress (Fame; D.C. Cab), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1960 Claudia Udy, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1960 James MacPherson, Scottish actor (Taggart, Sometimes), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1960 Richard Biggs, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1962 Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
  • 1962 Mike Rowe, American television personality
  • 1962 Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams (59 years old)

1963 American singer, actress and 1st African American Miss America (1983), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1965 Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
  • 1968 Shinichiro Miki, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1970 Michael Rapaport, actor (Zak-Zebrahead)

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah (52 years old)

1970 American rapper and actress (Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1972 Dane Cook, American comedian and actor
  • 1973 Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • 1975 Beverly Peele, American model (Mademoiselle, Elle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Sutton Foster, American Tony Award-winning stage actress and singer (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Anything Goes; The Music Man), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1976 Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress
  • 1976 Michael Spillane, American wrestler, better known as Mike Quackenbush
  • 1978 Khalilah Adams, American actress
  • 1979 Danneel Harris, American actress
  • 1980 Sophia Myles, English actress
  • 1981 Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
  • 1984 Vonzell Solomon, American Idol Contestant
  • 1989 Lily Collins, British American actress (Mirror, Mirror), born in Guildford, England
  • 1996 Madeline Carroll, American actress