On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on November 12

  • 1865 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), born (d. 1939)
  • 1874 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)
  • 1903 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), born in Sedalia, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Shamus Culhane, animator
  • 1916 Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • 1916 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Richard Quine, American actor and director (How to Murder Your Wife, Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] American western actor (Cat of Rockies, El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), born in Gracemont, Oklahoma (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Kim Hunter [Janet Cole], American actress (A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 1928 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)

Person of interestGrace Kelly

1929 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • 1934 Ann Flood, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Queens, New York
  • 1937 Ina Balin, actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Wallace Shawn, American actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Valerie Leon, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England

  • 1949 Penelope Pussycat, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "For Scent-imental Reasons"
  • 1956 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Megan Mullally, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • 1962 Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian born journalist and television presenter
  • 1963 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1965 Lex Lang, American voice actor
  • 1968 Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1969 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Harvey Stephens, British child actor, born in Putney, London
  • 1973 Melanie Gaffin, American actress (Cheryl-Whiz Kids), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1973 Radha Mitchell, Australian actress, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1974 Tamala Jones, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1975 Angela Watson, actress (Karen Foster-Step by Step), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 1975 Nina Brosh, Israeli model (Drakkar), born in Afula, Israel
  • 1977 Dalene Kurtis, American Playboy model (Sept 2001, Playmate of the Month 2002), born in Apple Valley, California
  • 1978 Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1978 Ashley Williams, American actress, born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1978 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1979 Matt Cappotelli, American professional wrestler, born in Caledonia, New York
  • 1979 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1980 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRyan Gosling

1980 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

Person of interestAnne Hathaway

1982 Anne Hathaway, American actress (Les Misérables, The Dark Knight Rise, The Princess Diaries), born in NYC, New York

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
  • 1982 Ryan Carnes, American actor (General Hospital), born in Pittsfield, Illinois
  • 1984 Sandara Park, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1989 Paul Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 1989 Ryan Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)