Birthdays in Film & TV on September 18

  • 1899 Ida Kamińska, Polish stage and screen actress, director, and writer (The Shop on Main Street; Mother Courage and Her Children), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1980)
  • 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)

Greta GarboGreta Garbo (1905-1990)

Swedish actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), born in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 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 (Rocky the Flying Squirrel; 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)
  • 1929 Jack Mullaney, American actor (South Pacific; My Living Doll; It's About Time: Spinout), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1930 Derek Nimmo, British comedic character actor (All Gas and Gaiters), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Ray Alan, British ventriloquist and television entertainer (Lord Charles), born in Greenwich, London (d. 2010)
  • 1933 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Robert Blake, American actor (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast), born in Nutley, New Jersey
  • 1940 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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)
  • 1947 Russ Abbott [Roberts], British singer, drummer (The Black Abbotts), and television and radio comedian (The Russ Abbott Show); born in Chester, England
  • 1950 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1955 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • 1956 Tim McInnerny, British stage, screen, and radio actor (Blackadder; Notting Hill), born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England
  • 1959 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois

James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini (1961-2013)

American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey

  • 1962 John Fashanu, English soccer striker (2 caps; Wimbledon FC) and TV presenter (Gladiators; Fash's Football Challenge; Deal or No Deal Nigeria), born in London, England
  • 1963 John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in 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 Aisha Tyler, American actress and talk show host (The Talk), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970 Michela Rocco, Italian actress and Miss Italy (1987), born in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith (51 years old)

1971 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; X-Men), 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, writer, and Emmy Award-winning actor (Horrible Bosses; Ted Lasso; SNL, 2005-13), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • 1977 Barrett Foa, American actor and singer (NCIS LA), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1978 Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress (Juana la Loca), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1978 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1979 Alison Lohman, American actress, born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1980 Adeel Akhtar, English actor (Murdered by My Father), born in London, England
  • 1981 Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model, born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • 1986 Keeley Hazell, British model, born in London, England
  • 1987 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1988 Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player and YouTuber, born in Sandnes, Norway
  • 1993 Zozibini Tunzi, South African model and beauty queen, (Miss Universe 2019), born in Tsolo, South Africa