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)
  • 1904 (John) "Jackie Wright, Northern Irish comedian (The Benny Hill Show, 1968-83), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1989)
  • 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)
  • 1921 Leonard Salzedo, British orchestral, ballet, and film composer (The Witch Boy; Requiem Sine Voxibus, Hammer Films), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 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
  • 1935 Sean McCann, Canadian actor (...First Do No Harm), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Jim HensonJim Henson (1936-1990)

American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, best known as the creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street, The Muppet Show), born in Greenville, Mississippi

  • 1942 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers - "How Do You Do It?"; "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), and TV personality, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1943 Lee Aaker, American actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Diana Körner, German actress (Barry Lyndon), born in Wolmirsleben, Germany
  • 1945 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Carson Van Osten, American musician and comic strip writer (Disney), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Jacqueline Courtney, American actress (Another World, One Life to Live), born in New Jersey
  • 1947 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor, born in Norway
  • 1948 Gordon Clapp, American Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (NYPD Blue - "Greg Medavoy"; John Sayles films), born in North Conway, New Hampshire

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman (1948-1998)

Canadian-American actor (NewsRadio, 1995-98; The Simpsons, 1991-91; SNL, 1986-94: Peewee's Playhouse), and graphic artist, born in Brantford, Ontario

  • 1950 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress (Octopussy), born in Nybro, Sweden
  • 1954 Helen Lederer, British comic actress (Absolutely Fabulous - "Catriona"), and writer (Losing It), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • 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, American Nascar broadcaster, born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1961 John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California
  • 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, American actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1969 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model (Amores Perros), born in Arrecife, Spain
  • 1969 Lisa Matthews, American Playboy model (Apr, 1990, Playmate of the Year 1991), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1969 Megan Ward, American actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1979 Justin Bruening, American actor (All My Children), born in St. Helena, Nebraska
  • 1979 Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian (The Tonight Show), born in Mount Vernon, Washington
  • 1981 BenDeLaCreme [Benjamin Putnam], American drag queen, burlesque performer and actor (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1981 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player and broadcaster, born in Oakland, California
  • 1986 Leah Dizon, American model, singer and Japanese television personality, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1987 Spencer Treat Clark, American actor (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), born in New York City
  • 1993 Ben Platt, American actor (Pitch Perfect), born in Los Angeles County, California