On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on March 22

  • 1868 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
  • 1887 Chico Marx [Leonard Marx], American comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1912 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • 1912 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1913 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), born in Petrograd, Russian Empire (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress and director (Bluejackets, De kleine zielen), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Virginia Grey, American actress (Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho), born in Edendale, California (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Ross Martin [Martin Rosenblatt], Polish-American actor (Mr Lucky, The Wild Wild West), born in Gródek, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1920 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!, Rin Tin Tin), born in Desdemona, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi, Italian actor (Between Miracles), born in Castro dei Volsci, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist and actor (Barbarella, Silent Movie), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Gerard Hoffnung, German-British artist, humorist and tuba player (Hoffnung Music Festival), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)

Person of interestWilliam Shatner

1931 William Shatner, Canadian author, director and actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1934 May Britt, Swedish actress (Young Lions), and wife of Sammy Davis Jr, born in Lidingö, Sweden
  • 1934 Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
  • 1935 M[ichael] Emmet Walsh, American actor (Wildcats, War Party), born in Ogdensburg New York
  • 1937 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks; The Straight Story; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), born in Samrong Yong, Cambodia (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1941 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1942 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor (Freunde fürs Leben), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1946 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • 1948 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist (CNN), born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1949 Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman (BBC), born in Middlesex, England (d. 2010)
  • 1949 Fanny Ardant, French actress (The Woman Next Door), born in Saumur, France
  • 1956 Lena Olin, Swedish actress (Enemies A Love Story), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1957 Stephanie Mills, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Matthew Modine, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in Loma Linda, California
  • 1959 Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1965 Emma Wray, English actress, born in Birkenhead, England
  • 1971 Will Yun Lee, American actor, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1973 Dax Griffin, American actor (Tim Truman-Sunset Beach, Ant Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1973 Beverley Knight, English singer and actress, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1976 Kellie Shanygne Williams, actress (Laura-Family Matters), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestReese Witherspoon

1976 Reese Witherspoon, American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestConstance Wu

1982 Constance Wu, Taiwanese-American actress (Fresh Off the Boat), born in Richmond, Virginia

Actress Constance Wu
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  • 1988 Tania Raymonde, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 2233 James T Kirk, science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek)