Birthdays in Film & TV on October 12

  • 1840 Helena Modjeska [Modrzejewska], Polish Shakespearian actress (Hamlet), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1909)
  • 1884 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1886 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • 1903 Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1924 Doris Grau, American actress and voice artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Antonia Rey, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1929 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, born in Brighton, East Sussex, England (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Dusan Makavejev, Serbian film director (Man is Not a Bird), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1936 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1942 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Angela Rippon, British television personality, born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1945 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • 1945 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler, born in Borger, Texas
  • 1950 Susan Anton, American actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever), born in Oak Glen, California
  • 1950 Robin Askwith, English actor (Confessions Sex Comedies), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • 1950 Kaga Takeshi [Shigekatsu Katsuta], Japanese actor, born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1952 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1962 Carlos Bernard, American actor
  • 1964 Jo Ann Willette, actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius)
  • 1966 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1968 Adam Rich, American actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy), born in NYC, New York

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1968 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel), born in Sydney, Australia

  • 1970 Amy Beth Keller, Miss America (Kansas-Top 10-1996), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • 1970 Kirk Cameron, Panorama City California, actor (Mike-Growing Pains)
  • 1971 Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor, composer and singer
  • 1972 Neriah Davis, playmate (Mar, 1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Irina Pantaeva, Russian supermodel and actress
  • 1973 Rodney Mack, professional wrestler
  • 1974 Karmyn Tyler, Miss America-Louisiana (1996), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1974 Rachyl Hoskins, Miss USA-Kentucky (1997)
  • 1974 Marie Wilson, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Sarah Lane, American television personality
  • 1981 Tom Guiry, American actor
  • 1981 Sneha, Indian actress
  • 1986 Marcus T. Paulk, American actor
  • 1992 Taylor Horn, American singer and actress
  • 1992 Josh Hutcherson, American actor (Hunger Games films), born in Union, Kentucky