On This Day

Year 1956 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 193 of 193

  • Jun 24 Joe Penny, English actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
  • Jun 25 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jun 30 David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 1 Lorna Patterson, American actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin), born in Whittier, California
  • Jul 1 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 2 Jerry Hall, American model, married to Mick Jagger and Rupert Murdoch (Batman, Freejack), born in Mesquite, Texas
  • Jul 5 Patricia "Patsy" Pease, American actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jul 6 Casey Sander, American actor (Mike-The Big Bang Theory), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 7 Bill Lagattuta, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye), born in New York City, New York

Person of interestTom Hanks

Jul 9 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jul 11 Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
  • Jul 12 Mel Harris [Mary Ellen], American actress (Hope-30 Something), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 14 Vladimir Kulich, Czech actor
  • Jul 16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • Jul 17 Robert Romanus, American actor, born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress and singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 Yoshiaki Yatsu, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF) and mixed martial artist, born in Oura, Gunma, Japan
  • Jul 19 Peter Barton, American actor (Powers of Matthew Star), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Jul 26 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Jul 27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • Jul 30 Delta Burke, American actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), born in Orlando, Florida

Person of interestMichael Biehn

Jul 31 Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama

Person of interestMaureen McCormick

Aug 5 Maureen McCormick, American actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch), born in Encino, California

  • Aug 6 Stepfanie Kramer, American actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 10 Tugboat [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • Aug 12 Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
  • Aug 12 Terry Taylor [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • Aug 17 Gail Berman, American film executive, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 19 Adam Arkin, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 20 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois

Person of interestKim Cattrall

Aug 21 Kim Cattrall, British Canadian actress (Mannequin, Sex and the City), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • Aug 23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Aug 28 Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor (The Limey), born in Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 30 Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3), born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Sep 5 Sandra Guibord, German actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany
  • Sep 11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Sep 15 Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
  • Sep 20 Debi Morgan, American actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • Sep 20 Gary Cole, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Sep 21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • Sep 23 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), born in Varese, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Maren Jensen, Arcadia California, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

Sep 26 Linda Hamilton, American actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland

  • Sep 29 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • Oct 3 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Peter Frechette, American actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler), born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Oct 4 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 7 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Oct 13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • Oct 18 Craig Bartlett, American animator
  • Oct 19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor

Person of interestDanny Boyle

Oct 20 Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

Oct 21 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 30 Juliet Stevenson, English actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story), born in Kelvedon, Essex, England
  • Nov 3 Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
  • Nov 3 Gary Ross, American film director
  • Nov 7 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 8 Randi Brooks, American actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Richard Curtis, British screenwriter (Blackadder, Four Wedding and a Funeral), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 10 Matt Craven, Canadian actor (Juror, Killer, K2), born in Port Colborne, Ontario
  • Nov 10 Sinbad [David Adkins], American comedian and actor (First Kid, Vibe), born in Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Nov 12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 13 Ginger Alden, American actress, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 19 Glynnis O'Connor, American actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 19 Scott Jacoby, actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 20 Bo Derek [Mary Collins], American actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 21 Terri Welles [Knepper], American playboy model (Dec 1980, Playmate of the Year 1981), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 21 Cherry Jones, American stage and TV actress (Doubt, 24), born in Paris, Tennessee
  • Nov 22 Richard Kind, American actor
  • Nov 26 Don Lake, Canadian television writer (The Bonnie Hunt Show), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 27 William Fichtner, American actor (Prison Break), born at Mitchel Air Force Base, New York
  • Nov 28 Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
  • Nov 29 Hinton Battle, American Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor (The Wiz), born in Neubrücke, Hoppstädten, West Germany
  • Nov 29 Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • Dec 1 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • Dec 2 Steven Bauer, Cuban-American actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 3 Hart Bochner, actor and director (Rich & Famous), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Brian Backer, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 11 Lani Brockman, American actress and theatre director, born in Seattle
  • Dec 12 Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexican-American actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest), born in Mexico City
  • Dec 17 Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • Dec 18 T. K. Carter, American actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 18 Ron White, American comedian
  • Dec 19 Alice Barrett, American actress (Frankie Frame-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 20 Blanche Baker, American actress, Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 24 Stephanie Hodge, American actress & comedian (I Madman, Happily Ever After), born in Wilmington, Ohio
  • Dec 29 Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • Dec 30 Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress on stage (Dreamgirls - Tony Award, 1981); in film (To Sleep with Anger); and television (Moesha), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Dec 30 Patricia Kalember, American actress (Sisters - "Georgie Whitsig"; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Schnectady, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV