On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on November 4

  • 1787 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • 1868 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)

Person of interestWill Rogers

1879 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), born in Oologah, Oklahoma (d. 1935)

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 1896 Ian Wolfe, American actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors, Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Jack Rose, American screenwriter, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1978)
  • 1915 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1995)

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

1916 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1917 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestArt Carney

1918 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 1918 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)

  • 1919 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Person of interestDoris Roberts

1925 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 1925 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), born in Dhaka, East Bengal (d. 1976)
  • 1929 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)
  • 1930 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • 1932 David Shipman, English film historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1943 Marlene Jobert, French actress and novelist (Adventures of John Difool), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1946 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • 1949 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1955 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • 1958 Anne Sweeney, American television executive (Disney), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1961 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1962 Jeff Probst, American television host (Survivor), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1963 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid

  • 1964 Kurt Krakowian, American child actor, born in Berwyn, Illinios
  • 1965 Malandra Burrows, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Woolton, Liverpool
  • 1966 Petra Verkaik, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1989) appeared more than any other woman, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMatthew McConaughey

1969 Matthew McConaughey, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill), born in Uvalde, Texas

  • 1972 Tabu [Tabassum Hashmi], Indian actress (Maachis). born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1975 Heather Tom, actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1975 Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality
  • 1977 So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
  • 1977 Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress
  • 1979 Daisy Eagan, American actress (Secret Graden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979 Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay
  • 1979 Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model
  • 1980 Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • 1980 Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • 1986 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1987 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea