Birthdays in Film & TV on September 24

  • 1885 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1963)
  • 1886 James Burke, American actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Sam de Vries, Flemish actor (Wandering Jew), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1893 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • 1906 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Jean Servais, Angers Belgium, actor (Every Man is My Enemy)
  • 1912 Donald "Don" Porter, American actor (Gidget, The Ann Sothern Show), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Herb Jeffries, actor (Where's Huddles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1915 Larry Gates, actor (Guiding Light, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1918 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Jim McKay, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Cornell MacNeil, American singer/actor (La Traviata)
  • 1922 Theresa Merritt, actress (Mama-That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1924 Sheila MacRae, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (d. 1977)
  • 1931 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Dominique Michel, French Canadian comedian
  • 1934 Robert Lang, actor (Night Watch)/director
  • 1935 Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer
  • 1935 Sean McCann, Canadian actor

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1936 Jim Henson, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

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  • 1943 Lee Aaker, actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Diana K├Ârner, German actress
  • 1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Jacqueline Courtney, NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live)
  • 1947 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • 1948 Gordon Clapp, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue), born in North Conway, New Hampshire

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1948 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • 1950 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • 1958 Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer)
  • 1959 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1961 Allen Bestwick, Nascar broadcaster
  • 1961 John Logan, American screenwriter
  • 1962 Jack Dee, British comedian
  • 1962 Nia Vardalos, Canadian actress
  • 1964 Gene Watkins, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1966 Paul Michael Valley, actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World)
  • 1969 Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)
  • 1969 Megan Ward, actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model
  • 1971 Shane Conrad, actress (Cody-High Mountain Rangers)
  • 1976 Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian
  • 1979 Justin Bruening, American actor
  • 1986 Leah Dizon, model, singer and Japanese television
  • 1987 Spencer Treat Clark, American actor
  • 1988 Kyle Sullivan, American actor
  • 1993 Ben Platt, American actor (Pitch Perfect), born in Los Angeles County, California