On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 9

  • 1887 Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), born in Plymouth, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1892 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American silent film actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan (d. 1961)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (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. 1994)
  • 1922 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), born in Downey, California (d. 2000)

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 Corry Konings, Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • 1951 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • 1954 Jeffrey Combs, American actor, born in Oxnard, California
  • 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 (Crazy Love), 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