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)
  • 1891 Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey)
  • 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)
  • 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, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
  • 1907 Helen Vinson, American actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedian
  • 1917 Peter Bennett, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot), born in London, England
  • 1920 Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Ursula Howells, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England
  • 1925 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1926 Reginald Marsh, actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here)
  • 1928 Roddy McDowall, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England
  • 1929 Pat Crowley, American actress
  • 1930 David Huddleston, actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)

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1931 Anne Bancroft, actress (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

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  • 1933 Patricia Crowley, Olyphant Pa, actress (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1938 Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons)
  • 1939 Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer
  • 1940 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945 Bruce Spence, New Zealand actor
  • 1948 John Ritter, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], American actress (Echo Park, Elvira), born in Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1955 Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • 1955 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • 1960 Terry Nihen, playmate (December, 1983), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
  • 1962 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • 1963 Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1963 James Urbaniak, American actor
  • 1964 Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers)
  • 1967 Malik Yoba, actor (NY Undercover-Det JC Williams)
  • 1968 Suzy Cote, actress (Samantha in Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1972 Bobby Lee, American comedian
  • 1973 Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
  • 1975 Austin St. John, American actor
  • 1979 Billy Miller, actor (The Young and the Restless), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1984 Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel