On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 16

  • 1872 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Almira Sessions, American actress (Oklahoma Annie), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1893 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1894 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1914 Allen Funt, American TV host and creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Janis Paige, American actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1924 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Jack Kelly, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), born in Astoria, Queens, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1932 Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 1968)
  • 1933 George Chakiris, American actor (West Side Story), born in Norwood, Ohio
  • 1941 Jim McBride, American director and actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York

  • 1942 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model, born in Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1947 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1949 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Susan Ruttan, American actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1950 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • 1952 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1953 Lenny Clarke, American actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Janet Ellis, English television presenter (Blue Peter, Jigsaw), born in Kent
  • 1958 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Molly Shannon, American actress (Other People), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • 1964 Mary Coustas, Greek-Austalian actress and comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1964 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • 1965 Katy Kurtzman, American actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 Walt Becker, American writer and film director (Van Wilder), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1971 Charlie Fields, American actor (Shannon), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Shawntel Smith, American beauty pageant (Miss America (1996)), born in Muldrow, Oklahoma

Person of interestAmy Poehler

1971 Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation), born in Newton, Massachusetts

Actress, comedian, writer and producer Amy Poehler
Actress, comedian, writer and producer
Amy Poehler
  • 1972 Shalane McCall, American child actress (Charlie Wade-Dallas), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1978 Matthew Rogers, American TV host and country singer, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1978 Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 2020)
  • 1981 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1981 Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1984 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls), born in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1985 Madeline Zima, American actress (The Nanny, Californication), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1986 Kyla Pratt, American actress and musician (The Proud Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Daren Kagasoff, American actor (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), born in Encino, California
  • 1988 Sarah Steele, American actress (The Good Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestNick Jonas

1992 Nick Jonas, American singer, actor and producer (The Jonas Brothers), born in Dallas, Texas

Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas
Singer-songwriter
Nick Jonas