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Year 1949 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 195 of 195

  • Jul 3 Susan Penhaligon, British actress (Dracula, Nasty Habits), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jul 5 Marilyn Cole, English Playmate model (Jan, 1972, Playmate of the Year 1973), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Jul 5 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
  • Jul 6 Shelley Hack, American actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Person of interestShelley Duvall

Jul 7 Shelley Duvall, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater), born in Houston, Texas

  • Jul 8 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • Jul 10 Mark Shera, American actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Jul 19 Ivar Kants, Australian actor (A Country Practice), born in Adelaide, Australia

Person of interestAlan Menken

Jul 22 Alan Menken, American Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars), born in New Rochelle, New York

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Jul 24 Michael Richards, American comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 27 Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London
  • Jul 28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer (Braveheart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Jul 29 Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
  • Jul 29 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 1 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, born in Tenterden, Kent (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Madeleine Smith, English actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • Aug 6 Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Aug 8 Keith Carradine, San Mateo California, actor (Young Guns, Pretty Baby)
  • Aug 11 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • Aug 15 Ann Ryerson, American actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin), born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Aug 16 Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor (Zinda Bhaag, Masoom, Paar), born in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
  • Aug 20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • Aug 20 Katiana Balanika [Aikaterini Athaniti], Greek actress (On Air) and singer
  • Aug 21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital), born in Balmain, New South Wales
  • Aug 23 Christopher Blake, English actor (Alexa), born in Chingford, London
  • Aug 23 Shelley Long, American actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Aug 24 Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • Aug 28 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)

Person of interestRichard Gere

Aug 31 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 10 Don Muraco, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Sunset Beach, Hawaii
  • Sep 10 Bill O'Reilly, American TV host and commentator (The O'Reilly Factor), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 16 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Susan Ruttan, American actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Sep 17 Wile E. Coyote, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Fast and Furry-ous"
  • Sep 17 Road Runner, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Fast and Furry-ous"
  • Sep 18 Billy Drago, American actor known for his roles as a villain (Pale Rider, The Untouchables), born in Hugoton, Kansas
  • Sep 19 Twiggy [Leslie Hornby], English model and actress (Boyfriend, W), born in Neasden, Middlesex, England
  • Sep 20 Anthony Denison, American actor (The Closer), born in New York
  • Sep 25 Anson Williams, American actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 25 Mimi Kennedy, American actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 25 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • Sep 27 Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
  • Sep 29 Tony Hoty, actor (Ransom, Paper), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 4 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 7 Gabriel Yared, Lebanese-French film score composer (Betty Blue; The English Patient), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Person of interestSigourney Weaver

Oct 8 Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • Oct 10 Jessica Harper, American actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Stan Hansen, American pro wrestler (most successful gaijin in Japanese pro wrestling history), born in Borger, Texas
  • Oct 13 Marisol Malaret, 1st Puerto Rican Miss Universe (1970), born in Utuado, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 14 Katy Manning, English actress (Doctor Who-Jo Grant), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Oct 17 Bill Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 18 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Oct 25 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 28 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathlete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Oct 29 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • Nov 1 Jeannie Berlin, American actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Michael Evans, American actor (All in the Family), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • Nov 6 Brad Davis, American actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d.1991)
  • Nov 6 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London, England
  • Nov 10 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 12 Penelope Pussycat, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "For Scent-imental Reasons"
  • Nov 14 Phil Baron, American voice actor (Piglet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 21 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • Nov 24 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 2 Ron Raines, American actor (Alan Spaulding-Guiding Light), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Dec 3 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)

Person of interestJeff Bridges

Dec 4 Jeff Bridges, American actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Dec 4 Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live), born in Takapuna, Auckland
  • Dec 5 Lewis Arlt, American actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • Dec 7 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California
  • Dec 12 Bill Nighy, English actor (The Men's Room, Gideon's Daughter), born in Caterham, Surrey, England
  • Dec 13 Paula Wilcox, English actress (Man About the House), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 13 Robert Lindsey, English actor (My Family, Citizen Smith), born in Ilkeston, England
  • Dec 15 Don Johnson, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges), born in Flatt Creek, Missouri
  • Dec 18 Joni Flynn, Indian actress (Octopussy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Assam, India
  • Dec 19 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • Dec 20 Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1969, Playmate of the year 1970), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 24 Ray Colcord III, American film & television composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Person of interestSissy Spacek

Dec 25 Sissy Spacek, American Actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Quitman, Texas

Actress Sissy Spacek
Actress
Sissy Spacek

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