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)

Will RogersWill Rogers (1879-1935)

American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), born in Oologah, Oklahoma

  • 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 stage and screen 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)

Walter CronkiteWalter Cronkite (1916-2009)

American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri

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

Art CarneyArt Carney (1918-2003)

American Emmy and Oscar winner actor (The Honeymooners - "Ed Norton"; Harry and Tonto -"Harry"), born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • 1918 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Martin Balsam, American character 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 (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts (1925-2016)

American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 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)
  • 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 [Szwed], American Emmy Award-winning actress (M*A*S*H - "Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan", 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
  • 1947 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals, 3 x 100; coach Australian & England Academies) and broadcaster (9 Network), born in Perth, Australia (d. 2022)
  • 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 Jeff Probst, American television producer, and host (Survivor), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1961 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid franchise; My Cousin Vinny; Beer League; Eight is Enough, 1980-81), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1963 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • 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

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey (53 years old)

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

  • 1972 Tabu [Tabassum Hashmi], Indian actress (Maachis), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1974 Louise Redknapp, British R&B singer-songwriter (Eternal), and TV personality, born in London, England
  • 1975 Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975 Heather Tom, American actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1977 So Ji-sub, South Korean model and actor, born in Incheon, South Korea
  • 1977 Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress (Emmerdale), born in Jersey
  • 1979 Daisy Eagan, American actress (The Secret Garden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979 Jesse Camp, American TV personality (Wanna Be a VJ), born in Granby, Connecticut
  • 1979 Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model, born in Cut Off, Louisiana
  • 1980 Emme Rylan, American actress (General Hospital), born in Providence, North Carolina
  • 1986 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1987 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea