Birthdays in Film & TV on September 15

  • 1889 Robert Benchley, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 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, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day)
  • 1908 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Phil Arnold, NJ, actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees)
  • 1915 John Conte, Plamer Mass, actor (Mantovani)
  • 1915 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1916 Margaret Lockwood, actress (Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India
  • 1918 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), born in Vancouver (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • 1925 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Henry Darrow, American actor (Harry O, New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)
  • 1940 Merlin Olsen, UT, NFL tackle (Rams)/sportscaster/actor (Father Murphy)
  • 1945 Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • 1945 Ron Shelton, American film director
  • 1946 Tommy Lee Jones, American actor (Executioner's Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive), born in San Saba, Texas
  • 1956 Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
  • 1958 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1960 Scott Thompson Baker, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1960 Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
  • 1962 Dina Lohan, American actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan
  • 1968 Danny Nucci, actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest)
  • 1969 Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director and producer
  • 1971 Crystal McLaurin-Coney, Miss USA-North Carolina (1997)
  • 1971 Josh Charles, actor (Crossing the Bridge, Cooperstown)
  • 1972 Amanda Lynn Granrud, Miss America-Montana (1996), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1972 Jimmy Carr, English comedian
  • 1973 Julie Cox, English actress
  • 1977 Sophie Dahl, English model and author
  • 1977 Marisa Ramirez, American actress
  • 1977 Tom Hardy, British actor (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road), born in London, England
  • 1979 Dave Annable, American actor
  • 1979 Amy Davidson, American actress
  • 1986 Heidi Montag, American reality television star
  • 1988 Chelsea Staub, American actress