On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on October 30

  • 1869 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Eily Malyon, British actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1884 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), born in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary (d. 1868)
  • 1896 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1928)
  • 1907 Renzo Cesana, Italian-American TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Jane Randolph, American actress (Cat People, Railroaded!), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1928 William Campbell, American actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Marilyn Alex, American actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1930 Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (Kramer vs Kramer), born in Barcelona (d. 1992)
  • 1931 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1931 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1967)
  • 1932 Louis Malle, French film director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria), born in Thumeries, Nord, France (d. 1995)

  • 1934 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Michael Winner, English film producer and director (Big Sleep, Death Wish), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Claude Lelouch, French movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero), born in Paris
  • 1938 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1945 Henry Winkler, American actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Lynne Marta, American actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Louise Duart, American comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1953 Charles Martin Smith, American actor (American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1953 Kathleen Cody, American actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Shanna Reed, American actress (Major Dad, Mirrors), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1956 Juliet Stevenson, English actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story), born in Kelvedon, Essex, England
  • 1958 Kevin Pollak, American comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1958 Stefan Dennis, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Tawonga, Victoria, Australia
  • 1960 Kim Thompson, English actress (Stealing Heaven), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1963 Kristina Wagner, American actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1963 Michael Beach, American actor (Soul Food), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Charnele Brown, American actress (Kim-A Different World), born in East Hampton, New York

  • 1965 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush) and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • 1968 Jack Plotnick, American film and TV actor (Gods and Monsters), born in Worthington, Ohio
  • 1970 Nia Long, American actress (Guiding Light, Made in America, Soul Food), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Tory Belleci, American TV personality (Mythbuster), born in Monterey, California
  • 1970 Ben Bailey, American host of the TV game show Cash Cab, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1973 Edge [Adam Copeland], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Orangeville, Ontario
  • 1973 Silvia Corzo, Colombian newscaster, born in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
  • 1975 Maria Thayer, American actress (Accepted), born in Boring, Oregon
  • 1977 Jason Adelman, American actor (Talisman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Amanda Swafford, American actress and writer (Worst-Case Scenario), born in Hendersonville, North Carolina
  • 1979 Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress, born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan
  • 1980 Sarah Carter, Canadian actress (Falling Skies), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1981 Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress (My Sassy Girl), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1984 Eva Pigford, American actress and fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Ashley Graham, American model and body activist, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1988 Janel Parrish, American actress (Pretty Little Liars), born in Oahu, Hawaii