Birthdays in Film & TV on September 17

  • 1885 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Fay Compton [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], British actress (The Haunting), born in West Kensington, London (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Denise Grey [Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy], Italian actress (Julietta), born in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1899 Winnie Lightner [Winifred Reeves], American vaudeville stage and screen actress, and singer (Gold Diggers of Broadway; Gold Dust Gertie; Sit Tight), born in Greenport, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Esther Ralston, American actress (Old Ironsides), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1994)
  • 1903 Dolores Costello, American actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 1904 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Hans Freudenthal, German-Dutch mathematician and director (OW&OC), born in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Helen Vinson, American actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1917 Peter Bennett, British actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Dinah Sheridan, British actress (Genevieve, The Railway Children, Don't Wait Up), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Reginald Marsh, British actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England (d. 1998)

Stirling MossStirling Moss (1929-2020)

British Auto Racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), born in London, England

  • 1930 David Huddleston, American actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)

Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft (1931-2005)

American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1933 Pat Crowley, American actress (Money from Home, There's Always Tomorrow, Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Joseph Mosikili, American-born South African broadway actor and singer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1939 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter ("Angel on My Shoulder"; "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1940 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynn's last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945 Bruce Spence, New Zealand-Australian actor (Mad Max 2), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1948 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), born in Burbank, California (d. 2003)
  • 1949 Road Runner, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Fast and Furry-ous"
  • 1949 Wile E. Coyote, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Fast and Furry-ous"
  • 1951 Cassandra Peterson [Elvira], American actress (Echo Park, Elvira), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1955 Charles Martinet, American actor (Mario), born in San Jose, California
  • 1957 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 1991)
  • 1960 Kevin Clash, American puppeteer (Sesame Street, 1984-2012 "Elmo"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1962 Dustin Nguyen, Vietnamese-American actor (Harry-21 Jump Street), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1963 James Urbaniak, American character actor, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1963 Masahiro Chono, Japanese-American wrestler (NJPW), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Christian Conrad, American actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers), born in Woodland Hills, California
  • 1965 Kyle Chandler, American actor (Friday Night Lights), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965 Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer (Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Hirakata, Japan
  • 1967 Malik Yoba, American actor (NY Undercover-Det JC Williams), born in New York City
  • 1968 Suzy Cote, American actress (Samantha in Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1972 Bobby Lee, American comedian and actor (Splitting Up Together), born in San Diego, Californioa
  • 1973 Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress (Emperesses in the Palace), born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Austin St. John, American actor and martial artist (Power Rangers), born in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1975 Constantine Maroulis, American rock singer (American Idol, season 4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979 Billy Miller, American actor (The Young and the Restless), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1984 Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel
  • 1989 Danielle Brooks, American actress (Orange is the New Black), born in Augusta, Georgia