Birthdays in Film & TV on October 18

  • 1871 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1892 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), born in Weedon (d. 1972)
  • 1898 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Miriam Hopkins, American actress (Becky Sharp, These Three), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • 1913 Evelyn Venable, American model and actress (Death Takes a Holiday, Columbia Pictures logo), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1918 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Klaus Kinski, [Nikolas Naksynski], Polish actor (Little Drummer Girl)

Person of interestGeorge C. Scott

1927 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • 1928 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), born in Roopville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1934 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)

Person of interestPeter Boyle

1935 Peter Boyle, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

  • 1938 Dawn Wells, American actress
  • 1945 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • 1946 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1946 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • 1947 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1950 Merry Martin, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary), born in Camden, Michigan
  • 1950 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • 1950 Om Puri, Indian actor (Aakrosh, Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • 1951 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • 1955 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • 1955 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1957 Jon Lindstrom, Medford Ore, actor (Kevin Collins-General Hospital)
  • 1958 Corinne Bohrer, American actress
  • 1959 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • 1959 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • 1960 Emily Arth, playmate (Jun, 1988), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1960 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Burbank, California (d. 2017)

Person of interestJean-Claude Van Damme

1960 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • 1962 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • 1971 Tammy Harris, Williamstown NY, Miss America-New York State (1997)
  • 1972 Jake Farrow, American actor (Drake & Josh)
  • 1974 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • 1977 Chris McKenna, actor (Joey-One Live to Live), born in Queens, New York
  • 1978 Wesley Jonathan, American actor
  • 1981 Richard Vuu, actor (Last Emperor)
  • 1987 Zac Efron, American actor (High School Musical, 17 Again), born in San Luis Obispo, California,
  • 1987 Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model
  • 1990 Carly Schroeder, American actress
  • 1991 Tyler Posey, American actor
  • 1998 Julia Wróblewska, Polish actress
  • 2001 Annelise Manojlovic, English actress