On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on November 23

  • 1719 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, born in Skinner's Row, Dublin (d. 1777)

Person of interestBoris Karloff

1887 Boris Karloff [William H. Pratt], English actor (The Mummy, Frankenstein), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1969)

  • 1888 Harpo Marx [Adolph], American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Nana Bryant, American actress (Ladies of the Chorus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1896 Ruth Etting, American dancer, singer and actress (Roman scandals), born in David City, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
  • 1912 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Roger Avon, British actor (Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Ellen Drew [Esther Loretta Ray], American actress (Isle of Dead, Christmas in July), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1915 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1923 Nadia Gray [Nadia Kujnir-Herescu], Romanian actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Paul Richards, American actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Breaking Point), born in Los Angeles California (d. 1974)
  • 1924 Paula Raymond, American actress and model (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), born in New York City (d. 2020)

  • 1930 Ricou Browning, American director, actor, stuntman and producer (Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1930 Robert Easton [Burke], American actor referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
  • 1938 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1938 Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
  • 1941 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • 1942 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Sue Nicholls, British actress
  • 1944 Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
  • 1945 Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • 1945 Steve Landesberg, comedian and actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Diana Quick, English actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London
  • 1946 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
  • 1948 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
  • 1951 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • 1958 David Wallace, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
  • 1959 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • 1964 Boyd Kestner, actor (Outsiders)
  • 1965 Michael Brainard, American actor (All My Children, Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966 Vincent Cassel, French actor
  • 1967 Salli Richardson, American actress (Posse), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Oded Fehr, Israeli actor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1971 Lisa Arch, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Kurupt [Ricardo Emmanuel Brown], American rapper and actor (Tha Dogg Pound), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Page Kennedy, American actor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1978 Kayvan Novak, English actor, born in Cricklewood, London
  • 1979 Kelly Brook, English actress/model, born in Rochester, United Kingdom
  • 1984 Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer, born in Springfield, Missouri

Person of interestMiley Cyrus

1992 Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus