On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on March 7

  • 1873 Madame Sul-Te-Wan [Nellie Crawford], American actress (The Birth of a Nation, Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1883 Marion Lord, American actress (Broadway), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)

Person of interestAnna Magnani

1908 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (The Rose Tattoo; Miracle; Wild is the Wind), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • 1917 Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1927 James Broderick, American actor and director (Dog Day Afternoon, Family), born in Charlestown, New Hampshire (d. 1982)
  • 1937 Anne Kristen, Scottish actress (Coronation St, Sunset Song), (d. 1996)
  • 1940 Daniel J Travanti, American actor (Frank Furillo-Hill St Blues), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1942 Michael Eisner, American CEO (Walt Disney), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1945 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Donna Loren, American singer and actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Lewis J Stadlen, American stage and screen actor (Minnie's Boys - "Groucho"; Savages; Windy City; Benson), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Richard Lawson, American actor (Eddie-O'Neills), born in Loma Linda, California
  • 1950 Mark Pinter, American actor (Behind the Screen, Another World), born in Decorah, Iowa

  • 1955 Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor (Vijay, Silver Linings Playbook), and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, born in Shimla, India

Person of interestBryan Cranston

1956 Bryan Cranston, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • 1958 Rik Mayall, English comedian & actor (Drop Dead Fred, The Young Ones), born in Epping, Essex, (d. 2014)
  • 1959 Donna Murphy, American musical theatre actress (The King and I), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961 Mary Beth Evans, American actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1963 Bill Brochtrup, American actor (NYPD Blue), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1964 Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne (Black-ish), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1965 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1966 Joy Tanner, American actress, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ, born in South Korea

Person of interestRachel Weisz

1970 Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener), born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 1971 Peter Sarsgaard, American actor (The Killing), born in St Clair, Illinois
  • 1971 Matthew Vaughn, British producer and director (Kingsman films), born in London, England
  • 1972 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor (Friend) and musician, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1972 Maxim Roy, Canadian actress, born in Rigaud, Québec
  • 1974 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician (Buffy the Vampire Slyer), born in Marysville, California
  • 1974 Jenna Fischer, American actress (The Office), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1980 Laura Prepon, American actress (Orange is the New Black), born in Watchung, New Jersey
  • 1982 Erika Yamakawa, Japanese model and gravure idol. born on Moriaka, Japan
  • 1982 Kate Michael, American beauty queen
  • 1984 Brandon T. Jackson, American actor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1989 Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model (Maalaala Mo Kaya), born in Subic, Philippines
  • 1992 Bel Powley, English actress, born in London, England