Actors in History (Part 21)

Events in Film & TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 6,926

  • 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 New York City, 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, actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye)
  • 1925-03-31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1925-04-04 Elizabeth Wilson, actor (Doc, East Side/West Side), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1925-04-08 Shecky Greene, 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 (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, actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • 1925-05-02 John Neville, English theatre and film actor
  • 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, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
  • 1925-07-01 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • 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)
  • 1925-09-02 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England

Person of interestPeter Sellers

1925-09-08 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1925-09-12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1925-09-15 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-09-23 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
  • 1925-09-28 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • 1925-09-28 Frank Latimore, [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
  • 1925-09-29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • 1925-10-09 Robert Finch, actor (Academy Theater)
  • 1925-10-19 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • 1925-10-20 Roger Hanin, French actor
  • 1925-10-29 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • 1925-11-10 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)
  • 1925-11-17 Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)
  • 1925-11-18 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight)
  • 1925-11-24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • 1925-11-27 Marshall Thompson, Peoria Ill, actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari)
  • 1925-11-27 Michael Tolan, actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1925-12-08 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr., American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1925-12-13 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1925-12-23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1925-12-27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-01-02 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1926-01-06 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuildern and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1926-01-14 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1926-01-14 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1991)
  • 1926-01-14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-19 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-21 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), born in Gent, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1926-01-21 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), born in Glasgow, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 1926-02-01 Stuart Whitman, American actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1926-02-06 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1926-02-11 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Spy Hard, Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun), born in Regina, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 3,406

  • 1991-08-16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • 1991-08-17 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies 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
  • 1991-08-27 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
  • 1991-09-07 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
  • 1991-10-22 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, actor (Android, 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
  • 1992-01-14 Hari Rhodes, 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 Ray Danton, US actor and director (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
  • 1992-02-29 Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
  • 1992-03-03 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 1992-03-03 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1992-03-05 Andrew Samuel, child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82
  • 1992-03-05 Yevgeny Yevstigneev, Russian actor (Welcome Kosta), dies at 65
  • 1992-03-09 Felipe Turich, actor (Lawless), dies
  • 1992-03-11 David Carroll, actor (Grand Hotel), dies of pulmonary embolism at 41
  • 1992-03-14 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 65
  • 1992-03-14 Ralph James, actor (Orson-Mork & Mindy), dies at 67
  • 1992-03-15 Jack Washburn, actor (Black Orchid), dies after long illness at 64
  • 1992-03-17 Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • 1992-03-17 Jack Arnold, actor/dir (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75
  • 1992-03-19 Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas, Garrison's Gorillas), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1992-03-21 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of leukaemia at 78

Person of interestPaul Henreid

1992-03-29 Paul [G J von] Henreid, Austrian actor (Laszlo-Casablanca), dies at 84

  • 1992-04-02 Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)
  • 1992-04-03 Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
  • 1992-04-08 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1992-04-11 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!, Rin Tin Tin), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 1992-04-16 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), dies of emphysema at 71
  • 1992-04-19 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70

Person of interestGeorge Murphy

1992-05-03 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), dies of leukemia at 89

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 1992-05-05 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • 1992-05-08 Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
  • 1992-05-10 John Lund, American actor (High Society, Wackiest Ship in the Army), dies at 81
  • 1992-05-12 Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59
  • 1992-05-12 Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1992-05-18 Marshall Thompson, actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
  • 1992-05-25 Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
  • 1992-05-27 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42