Birthdays in Film & TV on September 25

  • 1897 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1913 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), born in Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, Russian-French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster, born in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire (d. 1997)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1924 Norman Ayrton, British actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Academy, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Pete Murray [James], British pop music BBC radio dj and television presenter, born in London, England
  • 1925 Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1926 John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters (93 years old)

1929 American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1929 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter ("A Boy Named Sue"; "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • 1933 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Jean Sorel, French actor (The Day of the Jackal), born in Marseille, France
  • 1936 Juliet Prowse, South African-American actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • 1939 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1943 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in New York City, New York

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas (78 years old)

1944 American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 1945 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946 Felicity Kendal, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah, The Good Life), born in Olton, England
  • 1947 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • 1949 Anson Williams, American actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Mimi Kennedy, American actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1949 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain

Mark HamillMark Hamill (71 years old)

1951 American actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars), born in Oakland, California

Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve (1952-2004)

American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in New York City, New York

  • 1952 Jimmy Garvin [James Williams], American professional NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1952 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in New York City, New York
  • 1957 Ian Reddington, English actor (Chief Clown-Doctor Who), born in Walkley, Sheffield
  • 1958 Michael Madsen, American actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961 Heather Locklear, American actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Anita Barone, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish folk and rock singer (Mütter), and actress (The Tudors; Outlander), born in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland

Will SmithWill Smith (54 years old)

1968 American Grammy Award-winning rapper (DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"), and actor (Men in Black, Independence Day; Hitch; Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones (53 years old)

1969 Welsh actress (Chicago, The Terminal, The Legend of Zorro), born in Swansea, Wales

  • 1969 Hal Sparks, American actor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971 Brian Dunkleman, American actor, born in Ellicottville, New York
  • 1973 Bridget Marquardt, American model, born in Tillamook, Oregon
  • 1973 Bridgette Wilson, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison), born in Gold Beach, Oregon
  • 1975 Daniel Hyde, British actor (Hollyoaks), born in London, England
  • 1975 Declan Donnelly, English television presenter (Ant and Dec), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Clea DuVall, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Jodie Kidd, English model, born in Guildford, United Kingdom
  • 1980 T.I. [Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.], American rapper and actor (Bring Em Out, Dead and Gone), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Van Hansis, American actor, born in North Adams, Massachusetts
  • 1982 Hyun Bin, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea

Donald GloverDonald Glover (39 years old)

1983 American actor, singer and writer (Atlanta, Childish Gambino), born in Edwards Air Force Base, California

  • 1994 Jansen Panettiere, American actor, born in Palisades, New York