Birthdays in Film & TV on October 23

  • 1880 Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (David Copperfield), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Milton "Gummo" Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1908 Sally O'Neil, American actress (Beggar's Holiday, Moth), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1917 Robert Bray, American actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West), born in Kalispell, Montana (d. 1983)
  • 1918 James Daly, American actor (Medical Center, Planet of the Apes), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1978)
  • 1918 Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Frank Sutton, American actor (Marty, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • 1925 Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
  • 1925 Nanni Loy, film director
  • 1928 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1971)
  • 1930 Gérard Blain, French director and actor (The Friends, Hatari), born in Paris, France (d. 2000)
  • 1931 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)
  • 1932 Dimitra Arliss, actress (Rich Man Poor Man II)
  • 1935 Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1938 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1941 Mel Winkler, American actor
  • 1944 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • 1951 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1954 Ang Lee, Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung
  • 1957 Louann Fernald playmate (Jun, 1979), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

1959 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1959 Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
  • 1961 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • 1962 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1963 Katherine Hushaw, Anaheim Ca, playmate (Oct, 1986)
  • 1963 Allison Shearmur [Allison Ivy Brecker], American film executive and producer (Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Jason Bourne), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1969 Brooke Theiss, California, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil)
  • 1974 Kaleena Kiff, actress (Patti-Love Sidney), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1975 Odalys García, Cuban actress
  • 1976 Cat Deeley, English model and television personality
  • 1976 Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor and comedian (Deadpool), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1984 Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
  • 1984 Meghan McCain, American columnist, author, and TV host, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1986 Briana Evigan, American actress
  • 1986 Jessica Stroup, American Actress
  • 1986 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London
  • 1998 Amandla Stenberg, American actress (Hunger Games), born in Los Angeles, California