On This Day

Year 1931 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 13 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • Aug 15 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Hadley, American actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBarbara Eden

Aug 23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Aug 31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Sep 4 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 5 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2018)
  • Sep 10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 12 Sir Ian Holm, eminent English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), born in Goodmayes, Essex (d. 2020)
  • Sep 13 Barbara Bain, American actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Sep 17 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Sep 19 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Sep 19 Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor, who frequently collaborated with Luis Buñuel on his screen plays (Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty), born in Colombières-sur-Orb, France
  • Sep 20 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2006)
  • Sep 21 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 24 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Sep 27 Freddy Quinn [Franz Nidl], Austrian pop singer and actor, born in Niederfladnitz, Austria

Person of interestAnita Ekberg

Sep 29 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • Sep 29 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Sep 30 Angeline "Angie" Dickinson [Brown], American actress (Police Woman), born in Kulm, North Dakota
  • Oct 1 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer, film maker and novelist, born in Florence, Italy
  • Oct 6 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)
  • Oct 9 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • Oct 16 Rosa Rosal [Florence Gayda], Filipino actress and humanitarian described as "original femme fatale of Philippine cinema", born in Manila, Philippine Islands
  • Oct 21 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2011)
  • Oct 23 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)
  • Oct 25 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • Oct 29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni, Ulysses, Sciuscià), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1967)
  • Oct 31 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • Nov 3 Monica Vitti [Ceciarelli], Italian actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Joan Kenmore, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 8 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Nov 8 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1997)
  • Nov 13 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape), born in Canada
  • Nov 14 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 26 Hank Garrett, American actor and comedian (Car 54 Where Are You?), born in Monticello, New York
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • Nov 30 Jack Ging, American actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Alva, Oklahoma
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 6 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), born in Bursa, Turkey (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 William Reynolds, American actor (The Gallant Men, All That Heaven Allows), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)

Person of interestRita Moreno

Dec 11 Rita Moreno [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • Dec 11 Anne Heywood [Violet Pretty], British actress (The Fox) and "Miss Great Britain (1950), born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England
  • Dec 15 Evald Schorm, Czech film director (Courage for Every Day), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1988)
  • Dec 17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • Dec 18 Gunnel Lindblom, Swedish actress (Hunger, Virgin Spring), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dec 18 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (d. 2018)
  • Dec 20 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Schell, American comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World), born in Richmond, California
  • Dec 24 Jill Bennett, British actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle), born in Penang, Straits Settlements (d. 1990)
  • Dec 28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV