Birthdays in Film & TV on March 8

  • 1902 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1907 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)

Claire TrevorClaire Trevor (1910-2000)

American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York

  • 1915 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), born in Pirkkala, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 1920 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
  • 1923 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1924 Sean McClory, Irish actor (The Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • 1928 Judy Johnson, American singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1934 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Jim BoutonJim Bouton (1939-2019)

American Baseball Pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1940 Susan Clark, actress (Night Moves, Webster), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1941 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1943 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1945 Micky Dolenz, American singer (The Monkees - "I'm A Believer"), and actor (Circus Boy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Jethro [Geoffrey Rowe], British stand-up comedian (This Train Don't Stop Camborne Wednesdays), born in St Buryan, Cornwall, England (d. 2021)
  • 1953 Kathy Shower, American model and Playboy playmate (May 1985, Playmate of the Year 1986), born in Brookville, Ohio
  • 1954 Cheryl Baker, British rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz - "My Camera Never Lies"), and TV presenter, born in Bethnal Green, London, ENgland
  • 1956 John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • 1957 Cynthia Rothrock, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1959 Aidan Quinn, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Elementary), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1959 Lester Holt, American journalist and news anchor (NBC Nightly News, 2015-present), born in Hamilton Air Force Base, California
  • 1961 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1969 Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
  • 1973 Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • 1975 Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
  • 1976 Freddie Prinze Jr, actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

James Van Der BeekJames Van Der Beek (45 years old)

1977 American actor (Dawson's Creek), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

  • 1978 Nick Zano, American actor
  • 1985 Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer
  • 1987 Milana Vayntrub, Jewish-American actress (Other Space, This Is Us), born in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1989 Ming Xi, Chinese model, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1991 Devon Werkheiser, American actor
  • 1992 Charlie Ray, American actress
  • 1996 Lorna Fitzgerald, English actress