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Birthdays in Film & TV on October 24

  • 1877 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Cesare, The Tars, Anastasia), born in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1882 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)
  • 1891 Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans), born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

1893 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1973)

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • 1895 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1915 Bob Kane, American comic artist and Batman co-creator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • 1936 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)

Person of interestF. Murray Abraham

1939 F. Murray Abraham, American actor (All the President's Men and Amadeus), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1941 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2018)

Person of interestKevin Kline

1947 Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1951 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1954 Doug Davidson, American actor (Paul Williams-Young & Restless), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957 John Kassir, American actor and comedian, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1960 Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia

  • 1960 B.D. Wong, American actor (M. Butterfly), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1999)
  • 1969 Adela Noriega, Mexican actress (Quinceañera), born in Mexico City
  • 1971 Dervla Kirwan, Irish TV and stage actress, born in Churchtown, Dublin
  • 1972 Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress (This Charming Girl), born in South Korea
  • 1981 Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress (Murder), born in Moth, Hisar district, Haryana, India
  • 1981 Tila Tequila, American TV personality (A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila), born in Singapore
  • 1983 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1984 Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer (Rirura Riruha), born in Adachi, Tokyo

Person of interestDrake

1986 Drake [Aubrey Drake Graham], Canadian actor and rapper (Hotline Bling), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
  • 1987 Lincoln Lewis, Australian actor (Tomorrow, When the War Begin), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1988 Daniel Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1988 Joshua Shalikar, American actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1989 Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestPewDiePie

1989 PewDiePie [Felix Kjellberg], Swedish YouTube star, born in Gothenburg, Sweden

YouTube Star PewDiePie
YouTube Star
PewDiePie