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)
  • 1879 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Ina Claire [Fagan], American actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • 1900 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1900 Mervyn LeRoy, movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock)
  • 1909 Robert Trout, Wake County NC, newscaster (ABC)
  • 1917 Jan Miner, actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920 Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Nigel Green, South Africa, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File)
  • 1924 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926 Jean Peters, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Phillipe Leroy, actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • 1934 Peter Haskell, actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director/actor (Witte Waan)
  • 1937 Linda Lavin, actress (Alice, Barney Miller), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1943 Penny Marshall, American actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945 Jere Burns, American actor
  • 1946 Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)
  • 1947 Lynn Lowry, E St Louis Ill, actress (Cat People, Crazies)
  • 1951 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Diet), born in Devon, England
  • 1953 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)
  • 1954 Jere Burns, actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Kristine Winder, playmate (Oct, 1977), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1955 Tanya Roberts, [Leigh], actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1958 Jayne Modean, actress (Nurse Hooter-Trauma Center), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1959 Todd Solondz, American film director
  • 1966 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1966 Jeffrey Jacquet, Bay City Texas, actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids)
  • 1969 Dominic West, British actor (The Wire), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1971 Angelia Savage, Miss USA-Florida (1997, top 6)
  • 1972 Matt Keeslar, American actor
  • 1976 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1978 Devon Gummersall, Colo, actor (Relativity, Brian-My So Called Life)
  • 1978 Takeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979 Mahana Ka'ahumanu Walters, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (3rd-1997)
  • 1983 Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1992 Vincent Martella, American actor