Birthdays in Film & TV on October 15

  • 1879 Jane Darwell [Patti Woodward], American actress (The Grapes of Wrath, Huckleberry Finn), born in Palmyra, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1893 Ina Claire [Fagan], American stage and screen actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Melville Cooper, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Father of the Bride), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1979) [1]
  • 1900 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1900 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 1902 William Edmonson, American bass harmony and gospel vocalist (Southernaires), radio, stage and screen actor (Thirty Years Later), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1979)
  • 1909 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Jan Miner, American actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Howard Smith, British diplomat and Director General of MI5, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), born in Rodosto, Ottoman Turkey (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1972)
  • 1925 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), born in Maidstone, Kent (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Phillipe Leroy, French actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2020)
  • 1934 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director and actor (Witte Waan), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1937 Linda Lavin, American actress (Alice, Barney Miller), born in Portland, Maine

Penny MarshallPenny Marshall (1943-2018)

American actress (The Odd Couple; Laverne & Shirley), and director (Big; Awakenings; A League of Their Own), and producer (Cinderella Man), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1946 Victor Banerjee, Indian actor (A Passage to India), born in Calcutta, India
  • 1947 Lynn Lowry, American actress (Cat People, Crazies), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1949 Tanya Roberts [Victoria Blum], American actress (Charlie's Angels, 1980-81; A View To A Kill; That 70's Show), born in New York City (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1951 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England
  • 1953 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5 - "ABC"; "Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1954 Jere Burns, American actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1957 Mira Nair, Indian-American filmmaker (Monsoon Wedding), born in Rourkela, Odisha, India
  • 1957 Stacy Peralta, American film director (Dogtown and Z-Boys), born in Venice, California
  • 1958 Jayne Modean, American actress (Nurse Hooter-Trauma Center), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1959 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1966 Dougie Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue - "Real Gone Kid") and broadcaster (BBC), born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1966 Jeffrey Jacquet, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1969 Dominic West, British actor (The Wire), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1972 Matt Keeslar, American actor 9The Last Days of Disco), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1976 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer (Fighting Girl), born in Jeonju, South Korea
  • 1978 Devon Gummersall, American actor (Relativity; My So Called Life - "Brian'), born in Durango, Colorado
  • 1978 Takeshi Morishima, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Edogawa, Japan
  • 1983 Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress (The Empty Hands), born in Hong Kong
  • 1992 Ncuti Gatwa, Rwandan-Scottish actor (Sex Education Doctor Who), born in Nyarugenge,, Rwanda
  • 1992 Vincent Martella, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris; Phineas and Ferb), born in Rochester, New York