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Actors in History (Part 33)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 3201 - 3,300 of 7,264

  • 1940-04-20 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke; Nash Bridges - "Nick"), 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 (Eric) "Ricky" Nelson, American pop-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)
  • 1940-05-26 Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - "Up On Cripple Creek"; "The Weight"), and actor (Coal Miner's Daughter; The Right Stuff), born in Elaine, Arkansas (d. 2012)
  • 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 (Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Captain Picard", X-Men - "Charles Xavier")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

  • 1940-08-10 Michael “Tunes” Antunes, American rock and blues saxophonist (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band), and actor (Eddie And The Cruisers), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1940-08-11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-08-12 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • 1940-08-22 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, composer ("Rainy Days and Mondays"; "Evergreen"; sings from Ishtar; "Rainbow Connection"), and actor ("Battle for the Planet of the Apes; Smokey and The Bandit), 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)
  • 1940-10-18 H.B. "Toby" Halicki, American filmmaker, stunt driver, and actor (Gone In 60 Seconds), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1989)
  • 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, British actor (Please, Sir!; Zardoz; Upstairs, Downstairs), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • 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
  • 1941-01-16 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 stage and screen actor (Barney Miller - "Chano"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • 1941-01-26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • 1941-01-26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-01-28 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1941-02-05 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • 1941-02-08 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1941-02-13 Bo Svenson, Swedish actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall), born in Goteborg, Sweden
  • 1941-02-27 Ian McGarry, British trade union leader (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • 1941-03-04 John Aprea, actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1941-03-04 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • 1941-03-08 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1941-03-14 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
  • 1941-03-15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • 1941-03-22 Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1941-03-22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1941-03-29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz; They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1941-04-03 Eric Braeden, German-American actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless, Colossus), born in Bredenbek, Germany
  • 1941-04-04 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Ardwick, Manchester (d. 2012)
  • 1941-04-05 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-04-07 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2017)
  • 1941-04-09 Chu Song-woong, South Korean stage actor, born in Goseong, South Gyeongsang, South Korea (d. 1985)
  • 1941-04-20 Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story, Paper Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-25 Bertrand Tavernier, French actor (Capt Conan, L627, Daddy Nostalgie), born in Lyon, France
  • 1941-05-08 Jim Mitchum, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-20 John Strasberg, American actor
  • 1941-05-22 Paul Winfield, American actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1941-05-24 Andrés García, Mexican-Dominican actor (Tiger Shark), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1941-06-02 Stacy Keach, American actor (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer), born in Savannah, Georgia

Person of interestSpalding Gray

1941-06-05 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

  • 1941-06-10 Jurgen Prochnow, actor (Das Boot)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1941-06-13 Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-06-22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-07-10 Robert Pine, American actor (Joe Getraer-CHiPs), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1941-07-12 Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941-07-13 Jacques Perrin, French actor (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon) and filmmaker, born in Paris, France

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 3201 - 3,300 of 3,863

  • 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
  • 2008-02-12 David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), dies of kidney cancer at 68
  • 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 trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), 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; High Anxiety), 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)
  • 2008-06-22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-06-29 Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-07-03 Clive Hornby, English soap actor (Emmerdale), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2008-07-14 Hugh Lloyd, British actor (Hugh and I, Punch & Judy Man), dies at 85
  • 2008-07-14 Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (b. 1915)
  • 2008-07-17 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), dies at 89
  • 2008-07-18 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (Hamoun), dies at 64
  • 2008-08-09 Bernie Mac, American comedian and actor (The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven), dies at 50
  • 2008-08-11 George Furth, American actor and director (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings), dies at 75
  • 2008-08-17 František Zvarík, Slovakian stage actor (Slovak National Theatre), dies at 87
  • 2008-08-27 Mark Priestley, Australian actor (b. 1976)
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer ("When You're Hot, You're Hot") and actor (Bat 21; Smokey & the Bandit), dies of complications from emphysema at 71
  • 2008-09-01 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2008-09-07 Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian actor (b. 1931)
  • 2008-09-14 Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)

Person of interestPaul Newman

2008-09-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 2008-10-01 House Peters Jr., American actor (King of the Rocket Man), dies at 92
  • 2008-10-05 Ken Ogata [Akinobu Ogata], Japanese actor (Okinawan Boys, Taikōki), dies of liver cancer at 71
  • 2008-10-06 Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • 2008-10-07 Peter Copley, British actor (Victim, Kingdom of Heaven, King & Country), dies at 93
  • 2008-10-15 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), dies from emphysema and pneumonia at 91
  • 2008-10-19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • 2008-10-26 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82
  • 2008-11-05 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 2008-11-16 Reg Varney, British actor (On The Buses) (b. 1916)
  • 2008-11-26 De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)
  • 2008-12-01 Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), dies at 70
  • 2008-12-07 Marky Cielo, Filipino and Igorot dancer and actor (b. 1988)
  • 2008-12-08 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77
  • 2008-12-12 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, dies at 92
  • 2008-12-13 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), dies of diabetes at 85
  • 2008-12-18 Jack Douglas, English actor (Carry On films), dies at 81
  • 2008-12-26 Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
  • 2008-12-30 Dick Green, Canadian actor
  • 2009-01-01 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), dies at 84
  • 2009-01-02 Jett Travolta, son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston, dies of a seizure at 16
  • 2009-01-03 Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle, American actor (Hang 'em High, Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), dies of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • 2009-01-08 Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside), dies at 71
  • 2009-01-12 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter, dies at 74
  • 2009-01-12 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), dies at 95
  • 2009-01-13 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner, Secret Agent/ Danger Man), dies at 80
  • 2009-01-14 Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
  • 2009-01-18 Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2009-01-31 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
  • 2009-02-06 James Whitmore, American actor (The Shawshank Redemption, Give 'em Hell Harry), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • 2009-02-15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), dies at 83
  • 2009-02-17 Gazanfer Özcan, Turkish actor (b. 1931)
  • 2009-03-03 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charlie Chaplin (Limelight, Adding Machine), dies at 82
  • 2009-03-14 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
  • 2009-03-15 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop), dies of cancer at 62
  • 2009-03-24 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), dies at 67
  • 2009-03-29 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
  • 2009-04-08 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), dies at 85
  • 2009-04-27 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), dies at 69
  • 2009-05-04 Dom Deluise, American comedian, actor (b. 1933)
  • 2009-05-13 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 2009-05-15 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor, pilot and radio announcer, dies at 86
  • 2009-05-18 Wayne Allwine, American voice actor, dies at 62
  • 2009-05-28 Terence Alexander, English actor (Bergerac), dies at 86
  • 2009-06-03 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), dies at 72
  • 2009-06-10 Tenniel Evans, British actor and clergyman (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper), dies at 83
  • 2009-06-30 Harve Presnell, American actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 75
  • 2009-07-01 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of natural causes at 97
  • 2009-07-04 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer and actor, dies at 74
  • 2009-07-14 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009-09-04 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), dies at 79
  • 2009-09-08 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 82
  • 2009-09-13 Paul Burke, American actor (Naked City, Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2009-09-14 Patrick Swayze, American actor (Ghost), dancer (Dirty Dancing), and songwriter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 57
  • 2009-09-14 Henry Gibson, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), dies at 73
  • 2009-09-20 John Hart, American actor (The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Captain Africa), dies from complications of dementia at 91
  • 2009-09-28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)

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