On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 18

  • 1901 Harold Clurman, American theatrical producer and director (Deadline at Dawn), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American comedian and actor (The Jack Benny Program), born in Oakland, California (d. 1977)

Person of interestGreta Garbo

1905 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1990)

Actress Greta Garbo
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Greta Garbo
  • 1914 Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 2009)
  • 1916 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1917 June Foray, American voice actress (Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Grayson Hall [Shirley Grossman], American actress (The Night of the Iguana, Dark Shadows), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1924 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1933 Robert Blake, American actor (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast), born in Nutley, New Jersey
  • 1933 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)

  • 1946 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Streatham, London (d. 2000)
  • 1949 Billy Drago, American actor known for his roles as a villain (Pale Rider, The Untouchables), born in Hugoton, Kansas
  • 1950 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1955 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • 1959 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

1961 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • 1962 John Fashanu, English footballer and TV presenter, born in Kensington, London
  • 1964 Holly Robinson, American actress (21 Jump Street), born in Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Tara Fitzgerald, British actress (Siren), born in Sussex, England
  • 1970 Michela Rocco, Italian actress and Miss Italy (1987), born in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • 1970 Aisha Tyler, American actress and talk show host (The Talk), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestJada Pinkett Smith

1971 Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress (Set it Off, Nutty Professor, Menace II Society), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1972 Michael Landes, American actor (American Summer), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1973 James Marsden, American actor (Superman Returns), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1974 Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 Jason Sudeikis, American comedian and actor (Horrible Bosses), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • 1978 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)
  • 1978 Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress
  • 1979 Alison Lohman, American actress
  • 1981 Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model
  • 1986 Keeley Hazell, British model
  • 1987 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1993 Zozibini Tunzi, South African model and beauty queen, (Miss Universe 2019), born in Tsolo, South Africa