On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on October 7

  • 1887 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), born in Wappingers Falls, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1892 Dwain Esper, American film director (The Seventh Commandment), born in Washington State (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Andy Devine [ Andrew Vabre Devine], American character actor (Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Stagecoach), born in Flagstaff, Arizona (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Tutta Rolf, Norwegian actress (Whalers), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Sarah Churchill, British actress (Matinee Theatre , All Over Town, Royal Wedding), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1917 June Allyson, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1918 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
  • 1918 Guido Aristarco, film critic
  • 1919 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1922 Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face), born in Bardwell, Kentucky
  • 1927 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933 Paul B. Price, American actor (Busting Loose), born in Carteret, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet writer, born in Kogarah, Australia (d. 2019)

  • 1942 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1950 Granny [Emma Webster], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Canary Row"
  • 1951 John Mellencamp [John Cougar Mellancamp], American musician & actor (Jack & Diane), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 1952 Mary Badham, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1953 Christopher Norris, American actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in New York City, New York
  • 1956 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York

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1959 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London, England

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  • 1961 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1966 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1969 Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1969 Maria Whittaker, English model, born in Hounslow, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Alexander Polinsky, American actor (Adam-Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1974 Allison Munn, American actress, born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1975 Terry Gerin, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 Tim Minchin, Australian comedian and musician, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Brandon Quinn, American actor, born in Aurora, Colorado
  • 1977 Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress, born in Kaitaia, New Zealand
  • 1979 Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1979 Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1979 Tang Wei, Chinese actress, born in Hangzhou, China
  • 1980 Edison Chen, Canadian-born actor, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1984 Ikuta Toma, Japanese singer & actor, born in Hokkaido, Japan