Birthdays in Film & TV on September 15

  • 1889 Robert Benchley, American humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1945)
  • 1894 Jean Renoir, French film director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion) and actor (Rules of the Game), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1907 Jack Bailey, American TV host (Queen for a Day), born in Hampton, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • 1908 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Ismail Yasseen, Egyptian comedian and actor (Isamil Yassine as Tarzan, Ibn Hamidu), born in Suez, Egypt (d. 1972)
  • 1915 John Conte, American actor (The Man with the Golden Arm, Lost in a Harem, Mantovani), born in Palmer, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1916 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India (d. 1990)
  • 1918 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (The Andromeda Strain), born in New York (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), born in Vancouver (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Forrest Compton, American actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1926 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Norm Crosby, American comedian and "Master of the Malaprop" (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Henry Darrow [Enrique Delgado], American stage and screen character actor (The High Chaparral; Harry O; The New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC (d. 2021)
  • 1935 Jacques d'Ancona, Dutch journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1940 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), born in Logan, Utah (d. 2010)
  • 1941 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator (Hedgehog in the Fog), born in Andreyevka, Russia
  • 1945 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1945 Ron Shelton, American film director (Bull Durham), born in Whittier, California

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1946 American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director (Wall Street; Born On The Fourth of July; Platoon; JFK), born in NYC, New York

  • 1946 Tommy Lee Jones, American actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive), born in San Saba, Texas
  • 1954 Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1955 Brendan O'Carroll, Irish stage and screen actor, comedian, director, producer and writer (Mrs. Brown's Boys - "Agnes Brown"), born in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956 Tawny Little (née Godin), American beauy queen (Miss American, 1976), news anchor, and actress, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1957 Paweł Pawlikowski, Polish filmmaker (Cold War), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1958 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Scott Thompson Baker, American actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Dina Lohan, American television personality, mother and manager of actress Lindsay Lohan, born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Danny Nucci, American actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1969 Jeffrey Schwarz, American documentary film director and producer, born in New York City
  • 1970 Ramya Krishnan, Indian actress (Padayappa), born in Madras, India
  • 1971 Josh Charles, American actor (The Good Wife), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972 Jimmy Carr, British deadpan comedian (8 Out of 10 Cats), born in London, England
  • 1977 Marisa Ramirez, American actress (Blue Bloods), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Sophie Dahl, English model and author, born in London, England
  • 1977 Tom Hardy, British actor (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road), born in London, England
  • 1979 Amy Davidson, American actress (8 Simple Rules), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1979 Dave Annable, American actor (Bothers and Sisters), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1981 Ben Schwarz, American comedian, (Parks and Recreation, Jake and Amir), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1986 Heidi Montag, American reality television star (The Hills), born in Crested Butte, Colorado
  • 1986 Jenna Marbles, American YouTuber, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1987 Ingrid Bisu, Romanian-German actress and scriptwriter (Toni Erdmann), born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1988 Chelsea Staub, American actress (Jonas), born in Phoenix, Arizona