On This Day

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)

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

1906 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
  • 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 (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRichie Benaud

1930 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)
  • 1935 Bruno Sammartino, Italian American strongman and professional wrestler, born in Pizzoferrato, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 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, 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

Person of interestElisabeth Shue

1963 Elisabeth Shue, 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
  • 1971 Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
  • 1972 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • 1973 Jeff Davis, American comedian
  • 1973 Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • 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 Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
  • 1988 Kayky Brito, Brazilian actor.
  • 1992 Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress
  • 1998 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer