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)
  • 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 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, actor (Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1937 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard)
  • 1940 Willie Tyler, Red Level Ala, ventriloquist (Lester)
  • 1941 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • 1950 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • 1954 Clayton Norcross, actor (Bold & Beautiful, Colbys, Santa Barbara)
  • 1957 Heather Thomas, actress (Jody-Fall Guy, Coed Fever), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1958 Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
  • 1959 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • 1961 Franny Michel, American actress (Patricia-Apple's Way), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962 Thomas Kretschmann, German actor
  • 1963 Brad Silberling, American television and film director
  • 1963 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
  • 1964 Scott Levy, American professional wrestler
  • 1967 Kimberly Peirce, American film director
  • 1971 Cristy Thom, playmate (Feb, 1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Henry Thomas, actor (ET), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1971 David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • 1971 Brooke Burke, American model
  • 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
  • 1972 Lisa Kennedy, American television personality
  • 1972 Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor
  • 1973 Jason Downs, actor (Bobby-Hairspray)
  • 1975 Larenz Tate, American Actor
  • 1976 Sarah Kucserka, American screenwriter
  • 1981 Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Bethlehem PA, actor (Randy-Home Improvement)
  • 1985 Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant
  • 1988 Chantal Jones, American fashion model
  • 1996 Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress
  • 1997 Kimberlea Berg, English actress
  • 2002 Gaten Matarazzo, American actor (Stranger Things), born in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey