Birthdays in Film & TV on March 23

  • 1898 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1902 Philip Ober, American actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 1982)

Joan CrawfordJoan Crawford (1905-1977)

American actress (Mildred Pierce), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • 1905 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Paul Grimault, French animator (is Le Roi et l'oiseau THe King and the Bird), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1994)

Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa (1910-1998)

Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan

  • 1911 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)

Wernher von BraunWernher von Braun (1912-1977)

German-American rocket scientist (Germany - V1 and V2, US -Saturn V, NASA), and Disney space consultant, born in Wirsitz, Kingdom of Prussia (now Wyrzysk, Poland)

  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, American actor (The Thing from Another World, Innerspace, Whirlybirds), born in Oakland, California (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Patricia Burke, actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1920 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), born in Barnes, Surrey, England (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • 1922 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1925 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Martha Wright [Wiederrecht;], American stage, concert and radio singer and actress (South Pacific; The Sound Of Music), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1929 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1933 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • 1933 Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), born in Elsternwick, Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • 1937 Tony Burton, American boxer, and actor (Rocky films), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Bert Berdis, American comedian (Tim Conway Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Franco Battiato, Italian pop, rock, and new wave singer, songwriter (“La Voce del Padrone” (“The Master’s Voice”), and filmmaker ("Lost Love"), born in Jonia, Sicily. Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1947 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • 1947 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • 1950 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • 1951 Lis Howell, British broadcaster (director of programs GMTV), born in Liverpool. England
  • 1955 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • 1957 Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958 Serena Grandi [Fagioli], actress (Miranda), born in Bologna Italy
  • 1959 Catherine Keener, American actress (Captain Philips, Get Out), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Terry Sweeney, American comedian and comedian (SNL), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • 1964 John Pinette, American comedian, (d. 2014)
  • 1965 Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
  • 1967 Sandra Reinhardt, Pitts, actress (Another World, Illegal in Blue)
  • 1971 Gail Porter, British television presenter
  • 1971 Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1971 Karen McDougal, American Playboy model (Playmate of the Year 1998), alleged affair with Donald Trump, born in Merrillville, Indiana
  • 1971 Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model (Valentino Perfume), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1972 Judith Godrèche, French actress (The Man in the Iron Mask; L'Auberge espagnole), and novelist (Point de côté), born in Paris
  • 1976 Keri Russell, American actress (Felicity, The Americans), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1977 Joanna Page, Welsh stage and screen actress (Gavin & Stacy; The Cazalets), born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales
  • 1977 Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)
  • 1978 Nicholle Tom, American actress (Beethoven, The Nanny), born in Hinsdale, Illinois,

Perez HiltonPerez Hilton (44 years old)

1978 American television personality and blogger, born in Miami, Florida

  • 1978 Romesh Ranganathan, English comedian, actor and presenter (The Ranganation), born in Crawley, England
  • 1980 Russell Howard, British stan-up comedian, radio and television presenter, born in Bristol, England
  • 1981 Luciana Carro, Canadian actress
  • 1986 Steven Strait, American actor
  • 1992 Vanessa Morgan, Canadian actress (Riverdale), born in Ottawa, Ontario