Actors in History (Part 32)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 3101 - 3,200 of 7,107

  • 1939-10-31 Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-10 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • 1939-11-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American actor (Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-15 Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], actor (Blacula, Roots), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1939-11-21 Rick Lenz, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1939-11-22 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-27 John Amos, actor (Good Times, Coming to America), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-01-04 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
  • 1940-01-09 Jimmy Boyd, American singer & actor (Howard-Bachelor Father), born in Jayess, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • 1940-01-20 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor & politician, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1940-01-22 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born in Chesterfield (d. 2017)
  • 1940-01-27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-01-31 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
  • 1940-02-02 David Jason, English actor
  • 1940-02-02 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), executed during the Great Purge at 65
  • 1940-02-04 John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940-02-07 Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • 1940-02-12 Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-02-21 Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
  • 1940-02-22 Julian Chagrin, English mime & actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1940-02-23 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-24 Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1940-02-25 Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • 1940-02-27 Howard Hesseman, American actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class), born in Salem, Oregon
  • 1940-02-27 Bill Hunter, Australian actor, born in Ballarat, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1940-03-04 Kas Garas, Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)
  • 1940-03-05 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • 1940-03-07 Daniel J Travanti, actor (Frank Furillo-Hill St Blues), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1940-03-09 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)

Person of interestChuck Norris

1940-03-10 Chuck Norris [Carlos Ray], American martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born in Ryan, Oklahoma

  • 1940-03-18 Mark Medoff, American playwright, director, actor and professor (Children of a Lesser God), born in Mount Carmel, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1940-03-20 Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1940-03-22 Haing S Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), born in Samrong Yong, Cambodia (d. 1996)
  • 1940-03-26 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1940-03-27 Austin Pendleton, American actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1940-04-15 Robert Walker Jr, American actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-20 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), born in Newman, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1940-04-24 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), born in Corona California (d. 2017)

Person of interestAl Pacino

1940-04-25 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • 1940-04-30 Burt Young, American actor (Convoy, Rocky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-05-05 Lance Henriksen, American actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1940-05-07 John Irvin, English actor (Moment in Time), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Person of interestRicky Nelson

1940-05-08 Ricky Nelson [Rick Nelson], American Rock Star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party) and actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d.1985)

Rock Star and Actor Ricky Nelson
Rock Star and Actor
Ricky Nelson
  • 1940-05-10 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-05-15 Paul Ryan Rudd, American stage and screen actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)
  • 1940-05-19 Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
  • 1940-05-22 Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1940-05-30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-06-01 Rene Auberjonois, American actor and voice artist (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, God of War), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1940-06-02 Christopher Bernau, actor (Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1940-06-14 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1940-06-14 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-06-18 Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)
  • 1940-06-19 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, born in Thrybergh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1940-06-20 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)
  • 1940-06-23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1940-06-26 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1940-07-10 Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestPatrick Stewart

1940-07-13 Patrick Stewart, English actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men), born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

  • 1940-07-18 James Brolin, American actor (Dr Kiley-Marcus Welby, Peter-Hotel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-07-19 Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1940-07-22 Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-07-24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestMartin Sheen

1940-08-03 Martin Sheen [Ramon Estevez], American actor (Badlands, The West Wing), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1940-08-11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-08-12 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • 1940-08-19 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • 1940-08-22 George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940-08-23 Richard Sanders, American actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-08-23 Tony Bill, American actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65), born in San Diego, California
  • 1940-08-26 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1940-08-28 Ken Jenkins, American actor (Scrubs - Dr. Bob Kelso), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1940-08-31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1940-09-02 Harry Northup, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1940-09-12 Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England
  • 1940-09-12 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, rodeo performer, model and actor best known for playing the Marlboro Man and for dying of lung cancer, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • 1940-09-15 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), born in Logan, Utah (d. 2010)
  • 1940-09-17 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • 1940-09-18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-09-19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940-10-14 Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor (All Creatures Great & Small), born in Bala, Wales
  • 1940-10-16 Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)
  • 1940-10-19 Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
  • 1940-11-02 Gigi Proletti, Italian actor, director and singer (Alleluja brava gente), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-11-13 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-11-15 Sam Waterston, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1940-11-15 Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor

Person of interestBruce Lee

1940-11-27 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Chinese-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1940-11-27 John Alderton, Gainsborough England, actor (Zardoz)
  • 1940-12-01 Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)

Person of interestRichard Pryor

1940-12-01 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1940-12-13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-31 Tim Considine, American actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-01-04 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1941-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, American actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941-01-16 Richard Bohringer, French actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • 1941-01-19 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1941-01-21 Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • 1941-01-25 Gregory Sierra, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-01-26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 3101 - 3,200 of 3,779

  • 2006-12-17 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter (Back to School Again; I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya), dies at 91
  • 2006-12-22 Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), dies at 86
  • 2007-01-02 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor, dies at 69
  • 2007-01-16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • 2007-01-27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • 2007-01-30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-31 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82
  • 2007-02-02 Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
  • 2007-02-06 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), dies of heart failure at 93
  • 2007-02-09 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2007-02-10 Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007-02-12 Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2007-02-14 Lee Patterson, Canadian actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), dies of congestive heart failure at 77
  • 2007-02-15 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 81
  • 2007-02-20 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), dies at 79
  • 2007-02-24 Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • 2007-03-01 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), dies of respiratory and heart failure at 86
  • 2007-03-08 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), dies at 71
  • 2007-03-14 Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • 2007-03-29 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2007-04-07 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • 2007-04-11 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81
  • 2007-04-13 Don Selwyn, Māori actor & film director, dies at 71
  • 2007-04-19 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (Trout), dies at 74
  • 2007-04-28 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), dies of a kidney and heart ailment at 90
  • 2007-04-29 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 2007-04-30 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • 2007-04-30 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), dies at 80
  • 2007-05-12 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), dies at 70
  • 2007-05-18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer & movie actor, dies at 74
  • 2007-05-25 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 76
  • 2007-05-30 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2007-06-04 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), dies at 66
  • 2007-06-16 Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007-06-19 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • 2007-06-19 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2007-06-27 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, dies of complications after a car accident at 28
  • 2007-07-05 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007-07-09 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2007-07-20 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • 2007-07-22 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • 2007-07-24 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • 2007-07-26 John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
  • 2007-07-27 Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007-07-29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007-07-29 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • 2007-08-07 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-23 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80
  • 2007-08-26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dies at 72
  • 2007-08-30 Roef Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch), dies at 42
  • 2007-09-06 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2007-10-02 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), dies at 79
  • 2007-10-12 Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), dies from heart disease at 87

Person of interestRobert Goulet

2007-10-30 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007-11-02 Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
  • 2007-11-19 Dick Wilson, British-American actor, dies at 91
  • 2007-11-21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), dies at 86
  • 2007-11-27 Bill Moor [William Hendrickson Moor III], American actor (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Hanky Panky), dies at 76
  • 2007-12-01 Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2007-12-03 James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2007-12-13 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2007-12-15 John Berg (actor), American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2007-12-22 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), dies at 86
  • 2007-12-31 Bill Idelson, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007-12-31 Markku Peltola, Finnish actor and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2008-01-01 Peter Caffrey, Irish actor, dies at 58
  • 2008-01-03 Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008-01-15 Brad Renfro, American actor (The Client), dies of heroin overdose at 25
  • 2008-01-17 Allan Melvin, American character actor (Brady Bunch, All in Family), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2008-01-22 Roberto Gari, American actor (b. 1920)

Person of interestHeath Ledger

2008-01-22 Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), dies of a drug overdose at 28

  • 2008-01-25 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), dies at 60
  • 2008-01-26 Christian Brando, American actor and son of Marlon Brando, dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 2008-01-29 Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
  • 2008-01-30 Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2008-02-02 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), dies at 89
  • 2008-02-10 Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion), dies at 75
  • 2008-02-14 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), dies at 78
  • 2008-02-21 Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-03-14 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), dies at 88
  • 2008-03-16 John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, dies at 86
  • 2008-03-16 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), dies of renal failure at 76
  • 2008-03-19 Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)

Person of interestPaul Scofield

2008-03-19 Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons and Quiz Show), dies from leukemia at 86

  • 2008-03-20 Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-03-20 Brian Wilde, English actor (b. 1921)
  • 2008-03-24 Richard Widmark, American actor (Madigan, Murder on the Orient Express, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies complications following a fall at 93

Person of interestCharlton Heston

2008-04-05 Charlton Heston, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur), dies at 84

  • 2008-04-08 Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)
  • 2008-04-14 Miguel Galvan, Mexican actor/comedian. (b. 1957)
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), dies at 86
  • 2008-05-24 Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], American actor and comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), dies of respiratory complications at 86

Person of interestSydney Pollack

2008-05-26 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 2008-05-29 Harvey Korman, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), dies at 81
  • 2008-06-02 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), dies at 90
  • 2008-06-04 Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1952)
  • 2008-06-07 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008-06-18 Jean Delannoy, French actor and director (b. 1908)
  • 2008-06-18 Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actor (b. 1984)