Birthdays in Film & TV on October 31

  • 1896 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), born in Chester, Pennslyvania (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
  • 1922 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

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1922 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 1922 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor, born in Vyazma, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1925 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1928 Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), born in Borgo Santa Lucia, Naples, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • 1934 Norman Beaton, Guyanese actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1994)
  • 1936 Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1939 Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Tom O'Connor, English comedian, born in Bootle, Merseyside, England
  • 1942 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1944 Sally Kirkland, American actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Stephen Rea, Irish film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1946 Norman Lovett, English stand-up comedian and actor (Red Dwarf), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1947 Deidre Hall, American actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950 Jane Pauley, American newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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1950 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1953 Michael J. Anderson, American actor (The Man from Another Place), born in Denver, Coloroda
  • 1957 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1960 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director and screenwriter, born in Roubaix, France

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1961 Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
  • 1963 Dermot Mulroney, American actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1963 Rob Schneider, American actor (Saturday Night Live, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1964 Amanda Sandrelli, actress (The Key), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1964 The Boogeyman [Marty Wright], American professional wrestler, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1965 Rob Rackstraw, British voice actor, born in Sunderland, England
  • 1966 Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1966 Mike O'Malley, American actor (The Mike O'Malley Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1967 Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

Rapper Vanilla Ice
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Vanilla Ice
  • 1970 Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1976 Piper Perabo, American actress (Covert Affairs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1978 Zachary Knighton, American actor (Happy Endings), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1980 Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor (American Pie, American Wedding), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Samaire Armstrong, American actress (It's A Boy Girl Thing), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1982 Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor (War of the Worlds), born in Nanaimo, Canada
  • 1983 Katy French, Irish Supermodel and Socialite, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2007)
  • 1986 Christie Hayes, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in North Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1990 James Charles Lewis aka Lil' JJ, American actor and singer, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1991 Jordan-Claire Green, American actress (School of Rock), born in Terceira Island, Portugal
  • 2000 Willow Smith, American actress, singer and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California