Birthdays in Film & TV on October 17

  • 1885 Aaf Bouber [Aaf ten Hoope], Dutch actress (Bleeke Bet, Jantjes) and wife of Herman Bouber, born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1886 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Irene Ryan, American actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1916 Robert Lowery, actor (Murder Over NY), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1917 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)
  • 1920 Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1966)
  • 1920 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
  • 1921 Tom Poston, American actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1922 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)
  • 1926 Julie Adams, Waterloo Iowa, actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red)
  • 1937 Paxton Whitehead, English actor ( Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • 1944 Carol Cole, West Medford Mass, actress (Ellie-Grady)
  • 1946 Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic gold 68)
  • 1946 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • 1947 Michael McKean, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), born in Yellowknife, Canada
  • 1949 Bill Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1950 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1955 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1957 Vincent Van Patten, Belrose NY, actor (Apple's Way, 3 for the Road)
  • 1957 Lawrence Bender, American film producer
  • 1958 Gig Gangel Harlingen TX, playmate (Jan, 1980)
  • 1959 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • 1959 Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • 1959 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • 1960 Guy Henry, English actor
  • 1960 Kevin Clash, puppeteer (Elmo on Sesame Street), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963 Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian
  • 1965 Connie Ann Hearn, actress (New Kind of Family), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1966 Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
  • 1966 Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
  • 1969 Wood Harris, American actor
  • 1969 Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  • 1970 Shauna O'Brien, Pasco Wash, actress (Showgirls)
  • 1974 Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
  • 1977 Bryan Bertino, American film director and screenwriter
  • 1983 Daniel Booko, American actor
  • 1983 Felicity Jones, English actress (Rogue One), born in Birmingham
  • 1984 Chris Lowell, American actor
  • 1987 Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
  • 1989 Phoebe Tonkin, Australian actress
  • 1992 Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor