Birthdays in Film & TV on October 23

  • 1801 (Gustav) Albert Lortzing, German Spieloper composer and actor (Zar und Zimmerman), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1851)
  • 1880 Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (Banjo; David Copperfield; The Invisible Man), 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)
  • 1923 Harold P. Warren, American film director (Manos: The Hands of Fate), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1985)

Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson (1925-2005)

American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), born in Corning, Iowa

  • 1925 Nanni Loy, Italian film director (The Four Days of Naples), born in Cagliari, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 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 [Arlys], American actress (Rich Man Poor Man II, The Sting), born in Lorain, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Jordan Christopher, American actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1941 Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Warren Burton, American actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Gerda Havertong, Surinam-Dutch singer and actress (Sesame Street), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1948 Brian Ross, American Emmy and Peabody Award television journalist (NBC, 1974-94; ABC, 1994-2019), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Michael Rupert, American actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado

Ang LeeAng Lee (68 years old)

1954 Taiwanese-born American filmmaker (Brokeback Mountain; Life of Pi), born in Chaochou, Pingtung, Republic of China

  • 1958 Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Weird Al YankovicWeird Al Yankovic (63 years old)

1959 American accordionist and parody singer-songwriter ("Eat It"; "Another One Rides The Bus"), and actor (UHF; Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

  • 1959 Sam Raimi, American filmmaker and actor (Spiderman trilogy, Evil Dead series), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1961 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • 1962 Beatie Edney, English actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 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, American actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil), born in California
  • 1969 Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and medical reporter (CNN), born in Novi, Michigan
  • 1973 Malaika Arora, Indian TV host, dancer and actress, born in Thane, India
  • 1974 Kaleena Kiff, American actress (Patti-Love Sidney), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1975 Odalys García, Cuban actress (Lente Loco), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1976 Cat Deeley, English TV presetner, model and television personality (SMTV Live), born in West Bromwich, England

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds (46 years old)

1976 Canadian-American actor (The Proposal; Deadpool), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 1978 Jimmy Bullard, English footballer and TV host (Soccer AM), born in East Ham, England
  • 1979 Prabhas, Indian actor (Mirchi), born in Madras, India
  • 1984 Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model (Victoria's Secret), born in ão Carlos, Brazil
  • 1984 Meghan McCain, American columnist, author, and TV host, born in Phoenix, Arizona

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke (36 years old)

1986 English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

  • 1986 Jessica Stroup, American Actress (90210), born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 1987 Carmella [Leah Van Dale], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Spencer, Massachusetts
  • 1987 Seo In-Guk, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (The Master's Sun), born in Ulsan, South Korea
  • 1994 Margaret Qualley, American actress (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • 1998 Amandla Stenberg, American actress (Hunger Games), born in Los Angeles, California