On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 9

  • 1880 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)
  • 1887 Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), born in Plymouth, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1892 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1961)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1919 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Michael Aldridge, British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Murder in Cathedral), born in Glastonbury, England (d. 19994)

Person of interestCliff Robertson

1923 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1924 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1926 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), born in La Grange, North Carolina (d. 2019)

  • 1935 [Chaim] Topol, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1943 Art LaFleur, American actor
  • 1946 Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
  • 1951 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • 1954 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • 1955 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator

Person of interestHugh Grant

1960 Hugh Grant, English actor (4 Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary), born in London, England

Actor and Producer Hugh Grant
Actor and Producer
Hugh Grant
  • 1965 Brenda Epperson, American actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless), born in North Hollywood, California

Person of interestAdam Sandler

1966 Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1966 David Bennent, Swiss actor (Tin Drum, Legend), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1967 Laurence Tremolet, French cinematographer and actress (Cyclo, Metisse), born in Rodez, France
  • 1967 Akshay Kumar, Indian actor, producer, stuntman and TV personality (Rustom, Baby, Hera Pheri), born in Amritsar, Punjab
  • 1968 Julia Sawalha, English actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1969 Scott DeFreitas, American actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Constance Marie, American actress, born in East Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1971 Henry Thomas, American actor (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1972 Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor, born in Šibenik, Croatia
  • 1973 Troy Rudolph, Canadian actor and production assistant (Suburbanators, Viper), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1974 Jennie Kwan, American actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1974 Gok Wan [Kowkhyn Wan], British fashion consultant, author and TV presenter (How to Look Good Naked, Gok Cooks Chinese), born in Leicester, England
  • 1975 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor, born in Burnaby, Canada
  • 1976 Emma de Caunes, French film actress, born in Paris, France
  • 1976 Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer, born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1976 Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1977 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer, born in Busan, South Korea

Person of interestMichelle Williams

1980 Michelle Williams, American actress (Dawson's Creek), born in Kalispell, Montana

  • 1981 Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress, born in Lanús Oeste, Argentina
  • 1990 Melody Klaver, Dutch actress, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands