Birthdays in Film & TV on September 8

  • 1895 Sara García, Mexican actress, born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1980)
  • 1898 Queenie Smith, American character actress and dancer (Funny Side; Little House On The Prairie), born in Texas (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 (The Beverly Hillbillies; Petticoat Junction; Green Acres - all as "Sam Drucker"), born in Susanville, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Sarah Cunningham, American actress (Trapper John, M.D. - "Nurse Andrews"), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1986)
  • 1921 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show; Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer (Your Show of Shows), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2014)
  • 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, France (d. 2011)

Peter SellersPeter Sellers (1925-1980)

English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 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 session bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), 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 Peter Duncan; Australian film and television director and screenwriter (Passion; Rake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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 Brooke Burke, American model and TV personality (Wild On!), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1971 David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia

Martin FreemanMartin Freeman (51 years old)

1971 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 Kennedy [Lisa Kennedy Montgomery], American political commentator and television personality, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Lance Bangs, American filmmaker and music video director, born in Sacramento, California
  • 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 Caitlin Hill, Australian YouTube personality (TheHill88), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1988 Chantal Jones, American fashion model, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1989 Domee Shi, Chinese-Canadian animator (first woman to direct a Pixar movie), director and screenwriter (Turning Red), born in Chongqing, China
  • 1996 Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress (Bakekang), born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1997 Kimberlea Berg, English actress (My Friends Tigger & Pooh), born in London, England
  • 2002 Gaten Matarazzo, American actor (Stranger Things), born in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey