Birthdays in Film & TV on September 12

  • 1875 Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor (Araki Mataemon, Yajîkita: zenpen), born in Naka-ku, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan (d. 1926)
  • 1888 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer ("Thank Heaven For Little Girls"), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress and writer (Drei Tage Liebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Edward Binns, American actor (12 Angry Men; Fail-Safe), brn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1920 Irene Dailey, American actress (Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • 1922 Ellen Demming, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress (Go For Broke), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 2009)
  • 1931 Sir Ian Holm, eminent English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), born in Goodmayes, Essex (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress, born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1937 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas), born in Acireale, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1940 Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940 Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England
  • 1940 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man and for dying of lung cancer, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • 1942 Michel Drucker, French journalist & TV host, born in Vire, France
  • 1945 Maria Aitken, Irish-English actress (Fish Called Wanda), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1948 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1951 Joe Pantoliano, American actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1955 Nina Blackwood, American actress and VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Peter Scolari, American stage and screen Emmy Award-winning actor (Newhart - "Michael"; Girls - "Tad"; Bosom Buddies - "Henry"), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1956 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • 1957 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • 1957 Rachel Ward, English-Australian actress (Thorn Birds), born in Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1958 Gregg Edelman, American actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Road Warrior Animal [Joseph Laurinaitis], American pro wrestler (3 x WWE Tag Team C'ship; WWE Hall of Fame), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1961 Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer (Cendres de Lune) and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1962 Amy Yasbeck, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask), born in Blue Ash, Ohio
  • 1965 Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host, born in Greåker, Sarpsborg, Norway
  • 1966 Darren E. Burrows, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Ed Chigliak"), born in Winfield, Kansas
  • 1967 Louis C.K. [Louis Székely] American-Mexican comedian (Louie), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1968 Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian, born in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Maximiliano Hernández, American actor (Mr. Mercedes; The Americans, 2013; Marvel Universe films), born in Brooklyn, NYC

Paul WalkerPaul Walker (1973-2013)

American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California

  • 1975 Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1977 Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • 1978 Ben McKenzie, American actor (Gotham), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1978 Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress, born in Sassari, Italy
  • 1978 Ruben Studdard, American singer (American Idol, I Need An Angel), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson (41 years old)

1981 American Academy and Grammy Award-winning actress (Dreamgirls; Respect) and singer ("And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1982 Nana Ozaki, Japanese model, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1986 Alfie Allen, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England
  • 1986 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1986 Yang Mi, Chinese actress (Eternal Love), born in Xuanwu District, Beijing, China
  • 1988 Aaron Sidwell, English actor and singer, born in Maidstone, Kent, England
  • 1996 Colin Ford, American actor (Under the Dome; We Bought a Zoo), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1997 Sydney Sweeney, American actress (Euphoria, The White Lotus), born in Spokane, Washington