On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 29

  • 1887 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Gerda Björne, Swedish actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna), born in By, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1979)
  • 1893 Phillips Tead, American character actor (The Front Page; Lightnin'; Fighting Blade; The Adventures of Superman - "Professor Pepperwinkle"), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

Person of interestGreer Garson

1904 Greer Garson, British actress (Mrs Miniver), born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1996)

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • 1905 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again"; "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), born near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Michael Shepley, British actor (Squibs, Dick & the Duchess), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1961)
  • 1907 Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
  • 1910 Virginia Bruce, American actress (Action in Arabia), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2017)
  • 1913 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestTrevor Howard

1913 Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), born in Kent, England (d. 1988)

  • 1915 Ann Nagel [Anna Marie Dolan], American actress (Don Winslow of the Navy, The Green Hornet), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1915 Brenda Marshall [Ardis Ankerson], American actress (The Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark), born in Island of Negros, Philippines (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Don Castle, American actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1922 Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Dark City, Desert Fury), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)

  • 1925 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)

Person of interestAnita Ekberg

1931 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • 1931 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses)
  • 1939 Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)
  • 1939 Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • 1942 Donna Corcoran, American actress (Man Without a Star), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Ian McShane, British actor (Roots; Bare Essence), born in Blackburn England
  • 1942 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
  • 1944 Torben Jensen, Danish actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
  • 1946 Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)
  • 1946 Patricia Hodge, English actress (Heat of the Day, Miranda), born in Cleethorpes, England
  • 1947 Martin Ferrero, American actor
  • 1948 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949 Tony Hoty, actor (Ransom, Paper), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1951 Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster
  • 1952 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1953 Drake Hogestyn, American actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana

  • 1953 Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian filmmaker (Leola; Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • 1954 Cindy Morgan [Cichorski], actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955 Ken Weatherwax, American actor (Pugsley-Addams Family), born in LA, CA
  • 1955 Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero)
  • 1955 Benoît Ferreux, French actor
  • 1956 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1957 Andrew "Dice" Clay [Silverstein], American comedian (Adventures of Ford Fairlane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1962 Roger Bart, American actor
  • 1966 Jill Whelan, actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Patrick Burns, American television presenter, born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1968 Samir Soni, Indian film actor
  • 1969 Erika Eleniak, American Canadian actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Jul, 1989), born in Glendale, California
  • 1970 Emily Lloyd, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country), born in London, England
  • 1970 Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress (Dark Horse, SFW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1971 Mackenzie Crook, British actor and comedian
  • 1972 Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer (Jeremy "Jez" Usborne- "Peep Show"), born in Boston, Lincolnshire
  • 1974 Danielle DuClos, actress (Midnight Run, Zits)
  • 1974 Brian Ash, American film producer
  • 1977 Won Bin, South Korean actor
  • 1980 Zachary Levi [Pugh], American actor (Chuck), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1989 Adore Delano [Daniel Noriega], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, actor and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Azusa, California