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)
  • 1902 Cheryl Crawford, American actress and producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • 1912 Donald "Don" Porter, American actor (Gidget, The Ann Sothern Show), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1915 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company, The Relic, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1922 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), born in the Republic of Malta (d. 1977)

  • 1931 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Dominique Michel, French-Canadian comedian, born in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
  • 1934 Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), born in Bristol, England (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1935 Sean McCann, Canadian actor (...First Do No Harm), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestJim Henson

1936 James "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 1990)

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • 1942 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • 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

Person of interestPhil Hartman

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

  • 1950 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • 1958 Kevin Sorbo, American actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Andromeda), born in Mound, Minnesota
  • 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 ( I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), born in Bromley, England
  • 1962 Nia Vardalos, Canadian American actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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
  • 1981 BenDeLaCreme [Benjamin Putnam], American drag queen, burlesque performer and actor (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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