Birthdays in Film & TV on September 11

  • 1881 Asta Nielsen, Danish actress (Joyless Street), born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • 1885 Herbert Stothart, American theater (Rose-Marie) and film score composer (The Wizard of Oz; Mutiny on the Bounty; A Night at the Opera), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), born in Jacksonville, Oregon (d. 1967)
  • 1909 Anne Seymour, American actress (Gemini Affair; Empire; Tim Conway Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)

Ed SabolEd Sabol (1916-2015)

American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • 1917 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), born in Macon, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), born in London England (d. 1990)
  • 1923 Alan Badel, British actor (Shogun, Salome, Bill Brand), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1923 Betsy Drake, French-born American actress and writer (Every Girl Should be Married), born in Paris, France (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan pioneer radio broadcaster, born in Kurana, Sri Lanka (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Earl Holliman, American actor (The Rainmaker, Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic), born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • 1930 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1987)
  • 1934 Ian Abercrombie, English actor (Birds of Prey, Desperate Housewives), born in Grays, Essex, England (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Charles Dierkop, American actor (Det Pete Royster-Police Woman), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1940 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy; A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey

Tom DreesenTom Dreesen (80 years old)

1942 American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

  • 1950 Amy Madigan, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Lenise Bent, American audio engineer in music (Blondie, The Knack) and film (L.A. Heat), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Reed Birney, American actor (Greatest Man in the World), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1956 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1958 Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer
  • 1958 Roxann Dawson, American actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek: Voyager), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Scott Patterson, American actor (Luke Danes-Gilmore Girls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Robert Wrenn, American golfer, sportscaster, course designer (ESPN), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1961 Elizabeth Daily, American actress (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure; The Powerpuff Girls - "Buttercup"), and pop singer ("Say It, Say It"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Virginia Madsen, American actress (Dune; Hot Spot; Class), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Kristy McNichol, American actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Colin Wells, English actor (Johnno Dean-Hollyoaks), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1965 John Schofield, British BBC journalist (shot and killed reporting in Croatia) (d. 1995)
  • 1965 Paul Heyman, American entertainment producer and wrestling manager, born in Westchester County, New York

Harry Connick JrHarry Connick Jr (55 years old)

1967 American pop and jazz singer and pianist (We Are in Love; When Harry Met Sally), actor (Will & Grace), and TV Personality (American Idol, 2013), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1969 Laura Sisk, American actress (Allison Rescott-Loving), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 Chris Garver, American tattoo artist and TV personality (Miami Ink), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Johnny Vegas, English comedian (Ideal, The Libetine), born in St. Helens, Merseyside, England
  • 1977 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper ("Stand Up"; "Act A Fool"), and actor (The Ride; Fast and Furious franchise), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1978 Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter ("Cigarettes Will Kill You"; "Love Me Like the World Is Ending"), and actor (The Rage in Placid Lake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1979 Ariana Richards, American actress (Spaced Invaders, Prancer), born in Healdsburg, California
  • 1979 Steve Hofstetter, American comedian & radio personality, born in Queens, New York
  • 1982 Shriya Saran, South Indian actress (Santhosham), born in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • 1987 Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress (Jemma Simmons-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1987 Tyler Hoechlin, American actor (Teen Wolf), born in Corona, California