Actors in History (Part 21)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 7,014

  • 1924-04-01 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, born in Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2003)

Person of interestMarlon Brando

1924-04-03 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Street Cart Named Desire and On the Waterfront), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)

  • 1924-04-10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924-04-16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1924-04-24 Marilyn Erskine, American actress (Tom Ewell Show, Westward the Women), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1924-04-24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-28 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2014)
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)

Person of interestTony Hancock

1924-05-12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1924-06-01 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-06-04 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1924-06-08 Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1924-06-09 Anthony "Tony" Britton, British actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1924-06-13 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1924-07-19 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2009)
  • 1924-07-21 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1924-07-29 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-07-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-02 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1924-08-19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1924-08-21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1924-08-22 James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1989)
  • 1924-09-12 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • 1924-09-13 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-09-28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), born in Fontana Liri, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1924-09-30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1924-10-05 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez), and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1924-10-14 Robert Webber, American actor (12 Angry Men, Moonlighting, 79 Park Avenue), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1989)
  • 1924-10-15 Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1972)
  • 1924-10-15 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-10-25 Billy Barty [William John Bertanzetti,], American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), born in Millsboro, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1924-10-27 Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), born in Safi, Morocco (d. 2016)
  • 1924-11-01 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • 1924-11-08 Joseph "Joe" Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy, Batman), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1924-11-10 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1924-11-19 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape, Superman), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1924-11-21 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-11-23 Paul Richards, American actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Breaking Point), born in Los Angeles California (d. 1974)
  • 1924-12-02 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1924-12-05 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1924-12-06 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1924-12-14 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), born in Peshawar, British India (d. 1988)
  • 1924-12-19 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), born in Hertfordshire, England (d. 2009)
  • 1924-12-20 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1988)
  • 1924-12-31 Taylor Mead, American writer, actor and performer (Factory, Taylor Mead's Ass), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1925-01-01 Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1925-01-01 Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • 1925-01-05 Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
  • 1925-01-09 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 1925-01-24 William Hudson, California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)

Person of interestPaul Newman

1925-01-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1925-02-03 John Fiedler, American actor (Mr Peterson-Newhart), born in Platteville, Wisconsin
  • 1925-02-07 Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)

Person of interestJack Lemmon

1925-02-08 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1925-02-17 Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-02-18 George Kennedy, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-02-21 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-02-25 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • 1925-02-28 Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
  • 1925-03-03 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • 1925-03-08 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
  • 1925-03-17 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1925-03-28 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Soviet actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye), born in Tat'yanovka, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1925-03-31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1925-04-04 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen and stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1925-04-08 Shecky Greene [Fred Greenfield], American comedian and actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestRod Steiger

1925-04-14 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-04-19 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925-04-22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1925-04-25 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1925-04-29 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1925-04-29 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • 1925-05-02 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1925-05-02 John Neville, English theatre and film actor, born in Willesden, London (d. 2011)
  • 1925-05-19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1925-05-26 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • 1925-06-01 Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
  • 1925-06-03 Tony Curtis, [Bernard Schwartz], actor (Some Like It Hot), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1925-06-05 Bill Hayes, Harvey Ill, actor (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life)
  • 1925-06-10 Don Costa, actor (Impossible Years, Soul of Nigger Charlie)
  • 1925-06-17 Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)
  • 1925-06-18 Robert Arthur, Aberdeen Wash, actor (12 O'Clock High, Just For You)
  • 1925-06-20 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), born in Kingston, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1925-07-01 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • 1925-07-09 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1925-07-15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1925-07-16 Phillip Pine, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1925-07-18 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)
  • 1925-07-21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1925-07-30 Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)
  • 1925-08-05 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1925-08-15 Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California (d. 2017)
  • 1925-08-16 Fess Parker, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), born in Fort Worth Texas
  • 1925-08-21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2003)
  • 1925-08-27 Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-28 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1925-08-30 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 3,614

  • 1991-04-15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81
  • 1991-04-25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • 1991-04-28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1991-04-30 Michael G Hagerty, actor (Overboard), dies at 39
  • 1991-05-05 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), dies from a brain lymphoma at 33
  • 1991-05-06 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), dies at 87
  • 1991-05-08 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • 1991-05-15 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • 1991-05-29 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1991-06-06 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • 1991-06-07 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • 1991-06-11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • 1991-06-14 Bernard Miles, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve), dies at 83
  • 1991-06-22 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • 1991-06-22 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1991-06-24 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • 1991-06-26 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • 1991-07-01 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-07-06 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • 1991-07-08 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies of emphysema 57
  • 1991-07-11 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1991-07-15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • 1991-07-16 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • 1991-07-20 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), dies at 86
  • 1991-07-25 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • 1991-07-30 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), dies at 60
  • 1991-08-01 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • 1991-08-16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • 1991-08-17 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1991-08-21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • 1991-08-24 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • 1991-08-25 Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1991-08-27 Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
  • 1991-08-28 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-08-30 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • 1991-09-01 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1991-09-04 Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • 1991-09-04 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day), dies of stomach cancer at 65
  • 1991-09-07 Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1991-09-08 Brad Davis, American actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • 1991-09-09 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1991-09-10 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1991-09-12 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), dies at 93
  • 1991-09-15 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • 1991-09-21 Angelo Rossitto, American dwarf actor (known as "Little Moe", Carousel), dies at 83
  • 1991-09-27 Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • 1991-10-09 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991-10-09 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1991-10-13 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • 1991-10-17 J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • 1991-10-17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • 1991-10-22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1991-10-25 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • 1991-10-31 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), dies of cancer at 97
  • 1991-10-31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • 1991-11-05 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1991-11-09 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • 1991-11-13 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1991-11-16 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • 1991-11-17 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1991-11-19 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 1991-11-23 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 1991-11-23 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • 1991-11-26 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), dies of heart attack at 70
  • 1991-11-29 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), dies at 87
  • 1991-12-01 Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • 1991-12-03 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • 1991-12-05 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), dies at 70
  • 1991-12-12 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • 1991-12-14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • 1991-12-15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • 1991-12-16 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), dies at 89
  • 1991-12-19 Paul Maxwell, Canadian actor (Aliens, City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • 1991-12-20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1991-12-20 Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1991-12-23 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73
  • 1991-12-25 Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
  • 1991-12-27 John Morgan Evans, actor, dies after lengthy illness at 49
  • 1991-12-28 Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure
  • 1992-01-04 William Walker, stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74
  • 1992-01-07 Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1992-01-09 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies from illness at 72
  • 1992-01-15 Hari Rhodes, American actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
  • 1992-01-17 Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
  • 1992-01-23 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), dies of emphysema at 67
  • 1992-01-23 Ian Wolfe, American actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors, Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
  • 1992-01-24 Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
  • 1992-01-24 John Bleifer, actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
  • 1992-01-25 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59

Person of interestJosé Ferrer

1992-01-26 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80

  • 1992-02-01 George Berkeley, actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
  • 1992-02-04 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 76
  • 1992-02-06 Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
  • 1992-02-06 Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
  • 1992-02-08 Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93
  • 1992-02-11 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • 1992-02-20 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), dies of emphysema at 63
  • 1992-02-25 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • 1992-02-25 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies