Birthdays in Film & TV on March 24

  • 1887 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, American actor (The Bell Boy, Moonshine, Keystone comedies), born in Smith Center, Kansas (d. 1933)
  • 1888 Jameson Thomas, British actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), born in London, England (d. 1939)
  • 1895 Leo "Syd" Sailor, American actor (Arizona Days, Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Patrick Ludlow, British actor (Naughty Husbands, Evergreen and Modesty Blaise), born in Kensington, London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), born in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1995) [OS]
  • 1909 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), born in Streatham, London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Richard Conte, American actor (The Godfather, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

1911 Joseph Barbera, American animator (Hanna-Barbera - Tom and Jerry), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2006)

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • 1915 Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
  • 1920 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), born in Washington, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Lois Andrews [Lorraine Gourley], American actress (Dixie Dugan, Meet Me After the Show, The Desert Hawk), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1968)
  • 1924 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Duncan Wood, TV director and producer
  • 1928 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra)

  • 1928 Vanessa Brown [Smylla Brind], Austrian-born American actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Kenneth Nelson, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1993)

Person of interestSteve McQueen

1930 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1932 William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii 5-0)
  • 1934 William Smith, American actor
  • 1935 Mary Berry, English food writer and TV presenter (The Great British Bake Off), born in Bath, England
  • 1940 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1944 R. Lee Ermey, American actor (Full Metal Jacket- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1952 Nicholas Campbell, actor (Nick-Insiders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953 Louie Anderson, American comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1954 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Kelly LeBrock, American actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
  • 1962 Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
  • 1965 Peter Jacobson, American actor
  • 1965 Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
  • 1965 The Undertaker, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 Tatjana Patitz, model/actress (Rising Sun), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1970 Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • 1971 Megyn Price, American actress
  • 1973 Jim Parsons, actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974 Alyson Hannigan, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I met Your Mother), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975 Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer, actress and diva
  • 1977 Olivia Burnette, San Clemente California, actress (Torkelsons)
  • 1977 Jessica Chastain, American actress (Martian, Mama, The Help), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1979 Lake Bell, American actress
  • 1979 Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor (Murder, Zeher), born in Pulgaon, Maharashtra
  • 1980 Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
  • 1984 Tommy Snider, American actor (Dumb and Dumber To), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1985 Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
  • 1990 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
  • 1992 Thomas Law, English actor