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Actors in History (Part 31)

Events in Film & TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 7,264

  • 1937-07-19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-20 Ken Ogata [Akinobu Ogata], Japanese actor (Okinawan Boys, Taikōki), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2008)
  • 1937-07-27 Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside), born in Augusta, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • 1937-08-03 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • 1937-08-05 Alan Howard, English theater and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, England (d. 2015)

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

1937-08-08 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (The Graduate; Tootsie; Kramer vs Kramer; Ishtar), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937-08-18 William George Rushton, English actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1937-08-20 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1937-08-27 Tommy Sands, American actor (The Singing Idol; Ensign Pulver), and singer ("Teen-Age Crush"; "Love in a Goldfish Bowl"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-08-31 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • 1937-08-31 Warren Berlinger, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-09-01 Ron O'Neal, actor (Superfly), born in Utica, New York
  • 1937-09-02 Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1937-09-04 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director, born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2006)
  • 1937-09-05 William Devane, American actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), born in Albany, New York
  • 1937-09-06 Brigid Berlin, American actress (Andy Warhol films), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1937-09-07 John Phillip Law, American actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1937-09-07 Cüneyt Arkın, Turkish film actor (The Adam Trilogy), born in Gökçeoğlu village, Alpu, Eskişehir Province, Turkey
  • 1937-09-26 Joop Admiraal, Dutch actor and director (You Are My Mother), born in Ophemert, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1937-10-16 Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • 1937-10-17 Paxton Whitehead, English actor (Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • 1937-10-19 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-11-05 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-11-06 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-11-10 Albert Hall, American actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4), born in Brighton, Alabama
  • 1937-11-17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • 1937-11-27 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), born in Bierley, England (d. 2017)
  • 1937-12-01 Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1937-12-04 Max Baer Jr, American actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2018)
  • 1937-12-08 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1937-12-09 Darwin Joston, American actor (Assault on Precinct 13), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1937-12-13 Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer and actor (OK, Professor Columbus), born in The Hague, Netherlands

Person of interestAnthony Hopkins

1937-12-31 Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty), born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

  • 1938-01-01 Frank Langella, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1938-01-02 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • 1938-01-06 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • 1938-01-12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1938-01-13 Billy Gray, American actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-01-13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor
  • 1938-01-16 Michael Pataki, American actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1938-01-21 John Savident, British actor
  • 1938-02-01 Sherman Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family; The Jeffersons; Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1938-02-02 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1938-02-03 Victor Buono, actor (Man from Atlantis, Untouchables), born in San Diego, California
  • 1938-02-13 Oliver Reed, English actor (Big Sleep), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1938-02-14 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-16 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-02-24 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1938-02-26 Jack Knight, American actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15), born in Somerville, Mississippi
  • 1938-03-05 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1938-03-09 Charles Siebert, American actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1938-03-18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1938-03-25 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • 1938-03-31 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • 1938-04-01 John Quade, American actor
  • 1938-04-06 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-04-30 Gary Collins, American actor (6th Sense, Home Show), born in Venice, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938-05-05 Michael Murphy, American actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938-05-10 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938-05-17 Don Dolan, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1938-05-17 Jason Bernard, actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
  • 1938-05-21 David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1938-05-22 Frank Converse, American actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-05-22 Richard Benjamin, American director and actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-24 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1938-06-12 Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor (Number 96), born in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
  • 1938-06-18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1999)
  • 1938-06-19 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • 1938-06-21 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-07-09 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1938-07-09 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1938-07-18 Britt Leach, American actor (Mickey-Spencer's Pilots), born in Gadsden, Alabama
  • 1938-07-22 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1938-07-23 Ronny Cox, American actor (RoboCop, Total Recall), born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico
  • 1938-07-23 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1938-08-03 George Memmoli, American actor (Earl-Hello Larry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-08-06 Paul Bartel, director/actor (Eating Raoul), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-08-06 Peter Bonerz, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1938-08-09 Dick Anthony Williams, American actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1938-08-25 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, All My Children), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938-08-29 Elliott Gould, American actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1938-09-04 Leonard Frey, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-09-17 Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2008)

Person of interestTom Lester

1938-09-23 Tom Lester, American actor (Green Acres - Eb), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2020)

Actor Tom Lester
Tom Lester
  • 1938-10-02 Rex Reed, American movie critic and actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1938-10-02 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1983)
  • 1938-10-13 Jim McMullan, American actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938-10-22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • 1938-10-23 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1938-10-30 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1938-11-05 Chris Robinson, America actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1938-11-06 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938-11-07 Barry Newman, American film and television actor (Vanishing Point; Amy; Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938-11-11 John Reilly, American actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-11-21 Robert Drivas [Choromokos], American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man, Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1938-11-23 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 3001 - 3,100 of 3,863

  • 2005-04-13 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor, dies at 46
  • 2005-04-16 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
  • 2005-04-22 Norman Bird, English character actor, dies at 80
  • 2005-04-23 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), dies from a chest infection at 97
  • 2005-04-26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), dies at 86
  • 2005-05-19 Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
  • 2005-05-20 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), dies at 83
  • 2005-05-21 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), dies of a heart disease at 85
  • 2005-05-22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • 2005-05-25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75

Person of interestEddie Albert

2005-05-26 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

  • 2005-06-03 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 97
  • 2005-06-06 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 2005-06-11 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • 2005-06-13 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005-06-13 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2005-06-20 Charles White, American actor (Airport 95, Serpico), dies at 87
  • 2005-06-24 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 2005-06-25 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005-07-09 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
  • 2005-07-10 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2005-07-10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • 2005-07-20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • 2005-08-09 Matthew McGrory, American actor (worlds's tallest actor at 7 ft 6 in), dies at 32
  • 2005-08-11 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77
  • 2005-08-23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones; To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • 2005-08-25 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2005-08-28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • 2005-08-31 Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
  • 2005-09-01 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Person of interestBob Denver

2005-09-02 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70 [1] [2]

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • 2005-09-22 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje; My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • 2005-09-23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2005-09-24 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • 2005-09-25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2005-09-27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • 2005-10-02 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • 2005-10-07 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), dies at 56
  • 2005-10-09 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • 2005-10-16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005-10-16 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • 2005-10-18 John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005-10-23 William Hootkins, American actor, dies at 57
  • 2005-10-28 Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • 2005-10-29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2005-11-06 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer, dies at 90
  • 2005-11-08 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 2005-11-11 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), commits suicide at 85
  • 2005-11-16 Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), dies at 62
  • 2005-11-17 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), dies at 63
  • 2005-11-18 Harold J Stone, American actor (Spartacus, The Wrong Man), dies at 92
  • 2005-11-24 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), dies of kidney failure at 73
  • 2005-11-28 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2005-12-01 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), dies at 71
  • 2005-12-08 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), dies at 90

Person of interestRichard Pryor

2005-12-10 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), dies aged 65

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 2005-12-16 John Spencer, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2005-12-21 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), dies of ill health at 82
  • 2005-12-24 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", dies at 83
  • 2005-12-26 Vincent Schiavelli, American actor, dies of cancer at 57
  • 2006-01-09 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor (Friends, Comrades) and director, dies at 68
  • 2006-01-19 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), dies at 77
  • 2006-01-24 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), dies of pneumonia and complications from a stroke at 91
  • 2006-01-24 Chris Penn, American actor (The Wild Life), dies at 40
  • 2006-01-26 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2006-01-28 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), dies at 77
  • 2006-02-03 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), dies at 82
  • 2006-02-05 Franklin Cover, American actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), dies at 77
  • 2006-02-06 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), dies at 80
  • 2006-02-13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2006-02-14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, dies at 80
  • 2006-02-18 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), dies at 68
  • 2006-02-23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), dies at 83
  • 2006-02-24 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • 2006-02-24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • 2006-02-25 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), dies of cardiovascular disease at 83
  • 2006-03-01 Jack Wild, British actor (Oliver!, H.R. Pufnstuf), dies of tongue and throat cancer at 53
  • 2006-03-07 John Junkin, British actor and scriptwriter (A Hard Day's Night), dies at 76
  • 2006-03-17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, dies at 50
  • 2006-03-18 Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • 2006-04-12 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • 2006-04-16 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • 2006-04-17 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), dies at 88
  • 2006-05-11 Frankie Thomas, American actor & author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 2006-05-11 Yossi Banai, Israeli pop and cabaret singer, and actor dies of cancer at 74
  • 2006-05-14 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2006-05-27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 2006-05-27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • 2006-05-30 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), dies at 88
  • 2006-06-08 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006-06-16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88
  • 2006-06-17 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), dies from emphysema and heart disease at 86
  • 2006-06-18 Richard Stahl, American actor (Howard-It's a Living), dies at 74
  • 2006-06-22 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • 2006-06-28 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
  • 2006-07-03 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 55
  • 2006-07-08 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006-07-11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), dies at 90
  • 2006-07-13 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian, Oscar Award actor (Sayonara; The Red Buttons Show; The Poseidon Adventure), and singer, dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • 2006-07-19 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85

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