Birthdays in Film & TV on October 6

  • 1893 Earle Hodgins, American film and television fast-talking character actor (Guestward Ho!), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1964)
  • 1897 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)

Janet GaynorJanet Gaynor (1906-1984)

American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1908 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • 1925 Shana Alexander, American journalist (Life magazine, 60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Richie BenaudRichie Benaud (1930-2015)

Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 3 x 100s, 248 wickets; NSW CA) and broadcaster (9 Network, BBC), born in Penrith, Australia

  • 1931 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)

Bruno SammartinoBruno Sammartino (1935-2018)

Italian-American strongman and professional wrestler, born in Pizzoferrato, Italy

  • 1935 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Anna Quayle, British actress (A Hard Day's Night, Stop the World - I want to Get Off), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Melvyn Bragg, British broadcaster (The South Bank Show, 1978–2010), born in Carlisle, England
  • 1940 Ellen Travolta, American actress (Grease; Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1942 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1942 Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • 1960 Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1960 Richard Jobson, Scottish filmmaker (New Town Killers), art-punk rock singer-songwriter (Skids - "Scared to Dance"), and TV presenter, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Elisabeth ShueElisabeth Shue (59 years old)

1963 American actress (Cocktail, Back to the Future Part II), born in Wilmington, Delaware

  • 1963 Jsu Garcia, American actor
  • 1966 Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • 1970 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • 1970 Matt Vogel, American puppeteer (Sesame Street, 1996-present; Kermit the Frog, 2017-present; Big Bird, 2018-present), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1971 Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
  • 1972 Jessica Hausner, Austrian film director (Lovely Rita), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1972 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • 1973 Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • 1973 Jeff Davis, American comedian
  • 1974 Jeremy Sisto, American actor
  • 1976 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1979 Lex Shrapnel, English actor
  • 1984 Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
  • 1986 Olivia Thirlby, American actress
  • 1986 Yoo Ah-in, South Korean actor (Sungkyunkwan Scandal), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1988 Kayky Brito, Brazilian actor.
  • 1988 Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
  • 1992 Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress
  • 1998 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
  • 2011 Ryan Kaji, American Youtuber (Ryan's World), born in California