Birthdays in Film & TV on October 19

  • 1862 Auguste Lumière, French engineer and filmmaker who made the 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory), born in Besançon, France (d. 1954)
  • 1899 Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Casablanca; Maltese Falcon; Martin & Lewis; Elvis movies; Barefoot in the Park), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1903 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Dan Tobin, American stage and screen character actor (I Married Joan; Perry Mason), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1914 Juanita Moore, American actress (Imitation Of Life), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1915 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria (d. 1974)
  • 1916 David Lewis, American actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1920 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1921 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Bernard Hepton, British actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Bradford, England
  • 1927 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
  • 1928 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 2010)
  • 1929 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Lloyd Haynes, American actor and TV writer (Pete Dixon-Room 222), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1986) [1]
  • 1932 Robert Reed, American actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1936 Tony Lo Bianco, actor (Ann Jillian Story, Hizzoner!), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer
  • 1937 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York

Michael GambonMichael Gambon (82 years old)

1940 Irish-English actor (The Singing Detective, Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1941 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Keith Adrian [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • 1944 O Yeong-Su, South Korean actor (Squid Game), born in Kaepung County, Japanese Korea
  • 1945 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos; Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • 1945 Gloria Jones, American R&B and rock singer-songwriter ("Tainted Love"), theater actress (Hair), and keyboardist (T. Rex, 1973-77), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

John LithgowJohn Lithgow (77 years old)

1945 American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (3rd Rock From The Sun - "Dick"; Harry & Hendersons; The World According to Garp; Shrek), recording artist, poet, and children's book author, born in Rochester, New York

  • 1946 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • 1951 Annie Golden, American punk rock singer (The Shirts), and actress (Hair; Assassins: Orange is the New Black), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • 1955 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • 1955 Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • 1956 Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • 1957 Ray Richmond, American columnist and media critic (Hollywood Reporter; Deadline Hollywood), born in Whittier, California
  • 1958 John Bloom [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic
  • 1958 Lou Briel, Puerto Rican singer and actor born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • 1958 Tiriel Mora, Australian actor
  • 1960 Jennifer Holliday, American Grammy and Tony Award-winning stage actress, and pop, R&B, and gospel singer (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1961 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Pinner, England (d. 2021)
  • 1964 Ty Pennington [Gary Tygert Burton], American television host (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1965 Brad Daugherty, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1988, 89, 91–93; Cleveland Cavaliers) and broadcaster (ESPN College Basketball & NASCAR), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • 1966 Amy Linker, American actress (Lewis and Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jon FavreauJon Favreau (56 years old)

1966 American actor, screenwriter (Swingers), and director (Elf; Iron Man; The Mandalorian), born in Queens, New York City

  • 1966 Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor
  • 1967 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese pianist and video game composer, born in Hyogo, Japan

Trey ParkerTrey Parker (53 years old)

1969 American animator, producer, actor and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado

  • 1970 Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor
  • 1974 Joy Bryant, American actress (Parenthood, Antwone Fisher), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1976 Desmond Harrington, American actor
  • 1976 Omar Gooding, American actor
  • 1977 Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker (Juno; Up In The Air), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1980 Benjamin Salisbury, actor (Brighton Sheffield-Nanny), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson (39 years old)

1983 Swedish actress (Elizabeth Woodville-The White Queen, Mission Impossible– Rogue Nation, Dune), born in Stockholm, Sweden