On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 8

  • 1895 Sara García, Mexican actress, born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1980)
  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1905 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), born in Dominica, British West Indies (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1907 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1910 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round), born in Oostende, Belgium (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), born in Le Vésinet, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Hillary Brooke, American film actress (The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Astoria, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Frank Cady, American actor (Rear Window, Green Acres), born in Susanville, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Sid Caesar, comedian (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1923 Alan Weeks, English sports commentator (BBC), born in Bristol. England (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)

Person of interestPeter Sellers

1925 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

  • 1930 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1940 Willie Tyler, American ventriloquist (Lester), born in Red Level, Alabama
  • 1941 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Great Kabuki [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], Japanese wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS), born in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
  • 1950 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1954 Clayton Norcross, American actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1957 Heather Thomas, American actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1958 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor (Ougai Mori-Bungo Stray Dogs), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • 1961 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962 Thomas Kretschmann, German actor (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), born in Dessau, East Germany
  • 1963 Brad Silberling, American television and film director (Casper 1995), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian (Downtown), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • 1964 Raven [Scott Levy], American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Kimberly Peirce, American film director (Boys Don't Cry), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • 1971 Brooke Burke, American model and TV personality (Wild On!), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1971 Martin Freeman, English actor (The Hobbit, Sherlock), born in Aldershot, Hampshire
  • 1972 Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • 1972 Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor, born in Potenza, Italy
  • 1972 Lisa Kennedy, American political commentator and television personality, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor, born in Kōtō, Tokyo
  • 1973 Jason Downs, American actor (KC Undercover, Hairspray), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1974 Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American documentary filmmaker (Be Like Others), born in Iran
  • 1975 Larenz Tate, American actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976 Sarah Kucserka, American TV producer and screenwriter (Ugly Betty)
  • 1981 Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor (Home Improvement), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1985 Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant (Miss Jamaica Universe 2010), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1988 Chantal Jones, American fashion model, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1988 Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (TheHill88), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1996 Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress (Bakekang), born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1997 Kimberlea Berg, English actress (My Friends Tigger & Pooh), born in London
  • 2002 Gaten Matarazzo, American actor (Stranger Things), born in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey