Birthdays in Film & TV on March 9

  • 1697 Friederike C Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1806 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • 1856 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1892 Frank Puglia, Italian actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), born in Frankfort, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1905 Grigori Kozintsev, Soviet theater and film director (Hamlet, King Lear), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1973) [OS]
  • 1918 Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), born in Chatham, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Carl Betz, American actor (The Donna Reed Show, Love of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1921 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress (Hercules in NY, Les Girls), born in Impilahti, Finland
  • 1932 Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1934 Joyce Van Patten, American actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show), born in Queens, New York
  • 1936 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Elina Salo, Finnish actress (Hamlet Goes Business), born in Sipoo, Finland
  • 1938 Charles Siebert, American actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1938 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • 1940 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)
  • 1943 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Louise Dressel], American actress (The Changeling), born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • 1952 William Kirby Cullen, American actor (How the West Was Won), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1953 Henriëtte Tol Dutch, actress (Soldier of Orange), born in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1954 Kevin Wade, American screen writer (Working Girls), born in Chappaqua, New York
  • 1955 Ornella Muti, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1957 Faith Daniels, American television news anchor (CBS-TV), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Martin Fry, English pop singer and rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart), born in Stretford, Lancashire
  • 1958 Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1959 Lonny Price, American actor (Muppets Take Manhattan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Linda Fiorentino, American actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Rick Steiner [Robert Rechsteiner], American professional wrestler, born in Bay City, Michigan
  • 1962 Brian Green, American actor (Sam Fowler-Another World), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 1964 Juliette Binoche, French actress (The English Patient, Unbearable Lightness), born in Paris, France
  • 1971 Emmanuel Lewis, American actor (Webster), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Marcia M Griffith, Miss America-Maryland (1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 Kerr Smith, American actor (Final Destination, Dawson's Creek), born in Exton, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1977 Yamila Diaz, Argentine supermodel, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1979 Melina Perez, American model and WWE Diva, born in High Desert, California
  • 1982 Paul Ballard, English television presenter, born in Essex
  • 1983 Maite Perroni [Beorlegui], Mexican actress and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City
  • 1986 Brittany Snow, American actress
  • 1987 Lil' Bow Wow [Shad Gregory Moss], American rapper and actor (Beware of Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1989 Christina Broccolini, Canadian TV presenter
  • 1996 Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance