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 [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), born in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (d. 1991)
  • 1926 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)

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 Bollywood 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
  • 1956 Craig Bartlett, American animator
  • 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)
  • 1984 Freida Pinto, Indian Bollywood actress (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), born in Mumbai, India
  • 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