On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 4

  • 1848 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1925)
  • 1871 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress and wife of Joseph of Lyre, born in St-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1874 Johanna M. "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, born (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), born in Marseille, France (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Christian-Jaque, French film director, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), born in Grand Forks, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1931 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Dinsdale Landen, British actor (The Mask of Janus), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Richard Castellano, American actor (The Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1937 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director, born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Leonard Frey, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 1942 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1944 Jennifer Salt, American actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Judith Ivey, American actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1952 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India (2020)
  • 1953 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York City, New York
  • 1957 Khandi Alexander, American actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1957 Patricia Tallman, American actress, born in Pontiac, Illinois
  • 1958 Shiro Koshinaka, Japanese wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1959 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Damon Wayans, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, SNL), born in New York City, New York
  • 1961 Kevin Kennedy, English actor, born in Wythenshawe, United Kingdom
  • 1968 John Preston, American actor (Greg-General Hospital), born in Cedar City, Utah
  • 1968 Phill Lewis, American actor, born in Uganda
  • 1968 John DiMaggio, American actor, born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1969 Noah Taylor, English-born actor, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Ione Skye, British-born American actress (Say Anything), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1970 Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1971 Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Danny Ponce, American actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Françoise Yip, Canadian actress, born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1976 Katreeya English, Thai singer and actress, born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Wes Bentley, American actor, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • 1979 Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1984 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress and singer-songwriter, born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • 1991 Carter Jenkins, American actor, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 2179 Nyota Uhura, Fictional Star Trek communications officer, born in Nairobi, Kenya