On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 26

  • 1877 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1887 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1967)
  • 1894 Gladys Brockwell, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1929)
  • 1895 Fay Holden, British actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Wilhelmina Johanna "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress and acting teacher (GoetheJane Eyre), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1968)
  • 1901 Donald Cook, American actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1961)
  • 1901 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd, Young & Willing, Mr. and Mrs. North), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1980)
  • 1923 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (Alle maten), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1930 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Richard Herd, American actor (V: The Final Battle), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1933 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)

  • 1937 Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1939 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and comedian (Mike Bassett: England Manager), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1941 Martine Beswick, English actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • 1942 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1944 Victoria Vetri, American model and Playboy playmate (Sep 1967, Playmate of the Year 1968), convicted of manslaughter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944 Anne Robinson, English television host (The Weakest Link), born in Crosby, Lancashire, England
  • 1946 Mary Beth Hurt, American actress (Garp, Interiors), born in Marshalltown, Iowa
  • 1947 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

1948 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1952 James Keane, American actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952 Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor, born in Niš, Serbia

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

1956 Linda Hamilton, American actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland

  • 1962 Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1963 Lysette Anthony, English actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1964 Ty Miller, American actor (The Kid-Young Riders), born in Granada Hills California
  • 1965 Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Person of interestJill Soloway

1965 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

Television Writer and Director Jill Soloway
Television Writer and Director
Jill Soloway
  • 1967 Martha Nix, American actress (Serena in The Waltons), born in Orange County, California
  • 1968 Jim Caviezel, American actor, born in Mount Vernon, Washington
  • 1969 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • 1970 Rachel Jacobs, American actress (It's Not Easy), born in Ririe, Idaho
  • 1970 Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress, born in San Jose, California
  • 1975 Jake Paltrow, American film director and brother of Gwyneth Paltrow, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1981 Collien Fernandes, German TV host and actress, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1981 Christina Milian, American actress and singer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1984 Thore Schölermann, German actor, born in Iserlohn, Germany
  • 1986 Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1988 Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • 1989 Emma Rigby, English actress, born in St Helens, United Kingdom