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)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

1925 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), born in Corning, Iowa (d. 2005)

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

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