On This Day

Year 1955 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 193 of 193

  • Jun 27 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Shirley Cheriton, English actress (Debbie Wilkins-EastEnders), born in London
  • Jul 2 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • Jul 3 Sanma Akashiya, Japanese comedian and TV personality, born in Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan
  • Jul 8 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress
  • Jul 9 Fred Norris, American comedy writer and singer (Howard Stern Show), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Jul 9 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Lisa Banes, American actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger), born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • Jul 18 Teresa Ann Savoy, British-born actress (Caligula), born in London, England
  • Jul 22 Willem Dafoe, Wisc, actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
  • Jul 25 Iman [Abdulmajid], Somali-American model and actress (Star Trek 6), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Jul 26 Nicholas Walker, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jul 29 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • Aug 2 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 2 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 3 Corey Burton, American voice actor, born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles
  • Aug 4 Billy Bob Thornton, American actor (Sling Blade), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Aug 7 Wayne Knight, American actor, born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 7 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 8 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 11 Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Aug 13 Paul Greengrass, English film director (Bloody Sunday), born in Cheam, Surrey, England
  • Aug 15 Larry Mathews, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 17 Kevin Welch, American country songwriter/actor (Thing Called Love), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 19 Peter Gallagher, American actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild, born in Armonk, New York)
  • Aug 20 Jay Acovone, American actor (Det Rado-Hollywood Beat), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 22 Chiranjeevi [Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad], Telugu film actor, dancer and producer, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Aug 25 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • Aug 27 Diana Scarwid, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Aug 27 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • Sep 2 Linda Purl, actress (Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Sep 7 Mira Furlan, Croatian actress (Babylon 5), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sep 9 John Kricfalusi, Canadian animator
  • Sep 12 Peter Scolari, American actor (Newhart, Bosom Buddies), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Sep 12 Nina Blackwood, American actress and VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Janet Ellis, English television presenter (Blue Peter, Jigsaw), born in Kent
  • Sep 17 Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • Sep 17 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • Sep 18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 21 Rebecca Balding, actress (Carla-Lou Grant, Soap), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sep 21 Gulshan Grover, Indian actor known as the "Bad Man" in Bollywood cinema (I Am Kalam), born in New Delhi, India
  • Sep 23 Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
  • Sep 29 Ken Weatherwax, American actor (Pugsley-Addams Family), born in LA, CA
  • Sep 29 Mark Mitchell, actor (Larger than Life, Lift Off, Ground Zero)
  • Sep 29 Benoît Ferreux, French actor
  • Oct 3 Ángela Molina, Spanish actress (Lola, Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 9 Linwood Boomer, Canadian-American actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 15 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • Oct 16 Ellen Dolan, Monticello IO, actress (Guiding Light, Margo Hughes-ATWT)
  • Oct 17 Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Oct 18 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • Oct 18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • Oct 19 Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
  • Oct 19 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • Oct 20 Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
  • Oct 25 Glynis Barber, South African-English actress (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Durban, South Africa
  • Oct 29 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • Oct 30 Shanna Reed, American actress (Major Dad, Mirrors), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American Broadway actress and singer (Baby It's You; The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress (Mary Poppins), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (On Body and Soul), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 17 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • Nov 19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • Nov 20 Thea Vidale, American actress and comedian (Thea, Family Matters), born in Washington D. C.
  • Nov 23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist, classical and film composer (Divenire), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy
  • Nov 27 Bill Nye, American Science presenter (Bill Nye the Science Guy) and engineer, born in Washington D.C.
  • Nov 28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • Nov 29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Kevin Conroy, actor (Tour of Duty, Another World), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Dec 1 Pat Spillane, Irish Gaelic football left half forward and broadcaster (8 x All Ireland titles; Kerry), born in Templenoe, County Kerry, Ireland
  • Dec 1 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • Dec 1 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • Dec 2 Dennis Christopher, American actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 3 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Dec 6 Steven Wright, American stand-up comedian (Steven Wright Live), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Dec 7 Priscilla Barnes, American actress (License to Kill, 3s Company), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Dec 16 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • Dec 20 Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 24 Grand L. Bush, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 25 Claus Strigel, German filmmaker and director (Obituary for the Automobile, Act of God), born in Munich, West Germany
  • Dec 25 William Andrews, actor (Sealed Cargo)
  • Dec 31 Michigan J. Frog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "One Froggy Evening"

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV