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Actors in History (Part 37)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 3601 - 3,700 of 7,264

  • 1945-07-03 Michael Cole, American actor (Pete-Mod Squad), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1945-07-05 Jeffrey Kramer, American actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-07-06 Burt Ward, American actor (Robin-Batman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-07-10 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1945-07-12 Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor (Inferno), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1945-07-19 George Dzundza, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Law & Order), born in Rosenheim, Germany
  • 1945-07-23 Harold W. Hennep, Arubians Dutch dancer and actor (Plus Echo)

Person of interestSteve Martin

1945-08-14 Steve Martin, American comedian, banjo player, author and actor (Parenthood; The Jerk; Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-08-14 Tony Scannel, Irish actor (Bill, Blue Money), born in Kinsale, Ireland
  • 1945-08-16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-08-22 James G Richardson, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1945-09-10 Tom Ligon, American actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1945-09-17 Bruce Spence, New Zealand-Australian actor (Mad Max 2), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1945-09-19 Randolph Mantooth, American actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1945-09-22 Paul LeMat, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • 1945-09-23 Paul Petersen, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show), born in Glendale, California
  • 1945-10-04 Clifton Davis, American actor (That's My Mama; Amen) and singer-songwriter ("Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-10-19 John Lithgow, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1945-10-21 Everett McGill, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1945-10-22 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1945-10-27 John Kane, British actor and writer, born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
  • 1945-10-30 Henry Winkler, American actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-10-31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor (Groundhog Day), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-11-09 Charlie Robinson, American actor (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Mac"; Hart of Dixie), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1945-11-15 Bob Gunton, American actor
  • 1945-11-16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-11-18 Glen Walken, American actor (Leave it to Larry), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1945-11-23 Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • 1945-11-23 Steve Landesberg, comedian and actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1945-11-26 Daniel Davis, American actor (Niles-Nanny), born in Gurdon, Arkansas
  • 1945-11-27 James Avery, American actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013), born in Pughsville, Virginia
  • 1945-12-06 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • 1945-12-09 Michael Nouri, American actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-12-09 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor, born in Turku, Finland
  • 1945-12-15 Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1945-12-17 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • 1945-12-17 Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)
  • 1945-12-25 Gary Sandy, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Dayton, Ohio

Person of interestDavy Jones

1945-12-30 Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees), and actor (The Monkees), born in Manchester, England (d. 2012)

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • 1945-12-30 Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • 1946-01-09 Leo Gullotta, Italian actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), born in Catania, Italy

Person of interestDavid Lynch

1946-01-20 David Lynch, American actor & director (Dune, Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana

Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
  • 1946-01-22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1946-01-24 Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1946-01-31 Glynn Turman, American actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-01-31 Jonathan Banks, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946-02-01 Bart Braverman, American actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-02-13 Louis Kondos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1946-02-16 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • 1946-02-17 Andre Dussollier, French actor (3 Men & a Cradle), born in Annecy, France
  • 1946-02-18 Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor

Person of interestAlan Rickman

1946-02-21 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • 1946-02-21 Anthony Daniels, British actor and mime artist (Star Wars - "C-3PO"), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 1946-03-04 Red Stripe [David Gittins], British actor and songer (The Flying Pickets - "Only You"; Poets of the Machine), born in England
  • 1946-03-05 Michael Warren, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Bobby Hill"), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1946-03-06 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-12 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946-03-14 Steve Kanaly, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas), born in Burbank, California
  • 1946-03-21 Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor (James Bond), born in Colwyn Bay, Wales
  • 1946-03-26 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1946-03-27 Carl Weintraub, American actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-08 Tim Thomerson, American actor (Trancers), born in Coronado, California
  • 1946-04-12 Ed O'Neill, American comedian and actor (Al Bundy-Married with Children), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1946-04-12 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor, director and playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1946-04-19 Tim Curry, English actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), born in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
  • 1946-04-20 Julien Poulin, French-Canadian actor (Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 1946-04-24 Dick Rivers [Hervé Forneri], French rock and roll singer and actor, born in Nice, France (d. 2019)
  • 1946-05-01 Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • 1946-05-02 David Suchet, English actor (The Way We Live Now), born in London
  • 1946-05-13 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), born in Rugby (d. 2017)
  • 1946-05-18 Andreas Katsulas, American actor (Babylon 5), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1946-05-19 Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)
  • 1946-05-23 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • 1946-05-27 Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1946-06-01 Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy; Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1946-06-03 Tristan Rogers, Australia, actor (Robert Scorpio-General Hospital)
  • 1946-06-16 Simon Williams, American actor (Fiendish plot of dr Fu Manchu)
  • 1946-06-22 Andrew Rubin, actor (Police Academy) [or Jan 22], born in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 1946-06-23 Ted Shackelford, American actor (Gary-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1946-06-26 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1946-06-26 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1946-06-28 Bruce Davison, American actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-07-02 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop) and political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1946-07-04 Ed O'Ross, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-07-06 Fred Dryer, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1975; First-team All-Pro 1974; NY Giants, LA Rams) and actor (Hunter), born in Hawthorne, California

Person of interestSylvester Stallone

1946-07-06 Sylvester Stallone, American actor and director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra), born in NYC, New York

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1946-07-07 Joe Spano, actor (Henry Goldblume-Hill St Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-07-13 Richard "Cheech" Marin, Mexican-American stand-up comedian, actor, and activist (Cheech & Chong-Up in Smoke, Nash Bridges), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-14 John Wood, Australian actor (Blue Heelers), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1946-07-16 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1946-07-17 Alun Armstrong, English actor (New Tricks), born in Anfield Plain, County Durham
  • 1946-07-18 Leo Madder, Belgian actor (Spoed), born in Lier, Flanders, Belgium
  • 1946-07-22 Steve Friedman, American Emmy Award-winning TV news executive (NBC, 1977-87, 1990-95; CBS, 1997-2002), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestDanny Glover

1946-07-22 Danny Glover, American actor (Lethal Weapon; The Color Purple), and human rights activist, born in San Francisco, California

Actor and Activist Danny Glover
Actor and Activist
Danny Glover
  • 1946-07-27 Rade Šerbedžija, Croatian actor (Taken 2), born in Bunić, Croatia
  • 1946-08-10 James Reynolds, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Oskaloosa, Kansas
  • 1946-08-14 Antonio Fargas, American actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-08-15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London
  • 1946-09-02 Luis Avalos, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives), born in Havana, Cuba

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 3601 - 3,700 of 3,863

  • 2015-12-15 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2015-12-19 Douglas Dick, American actor and psychologist (Rope, Waterfront), dies at 95
  • 2015-12-31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82
  • 2016-01-04 Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), dies at 93
  • 2016-01-06 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86
  • 2016-01-13 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), dies at 80

Person of interestAlan Rickman

2016-01-14 Alan Rickman, English actor (Die Hard, Harry Potter franchise), dies of cancer at 69

  • 2016-01-14 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, dies of throat cancer at 73
  • 2016-01-15 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2016-01-26 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), dies at 94
  • 2016-01-30 Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89
  • 2016-02-03 Joseph Francis "Joe" Alaskey, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and impressionist (Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck), dies from cancer at 63
  • 2016-02-15 George Gaynes, Dutch-Finnish-American singer, stage and screen actor (Tootsie; Police Academy; General Hospital), dies at 98
  • 2016-02-25 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78
  • 2016-02-27 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91
  • 2016-02-28 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), dies at 77
  • 2016-03-01 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], English actor & screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
  • 2016-03-09 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-18 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford files), dies at 84
  • 2016-03-21 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), dies at 80
  • 2016-03-23 Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), dies at 71
  • 2016-03-28 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), dies of a stroke at 94
  • 2016-03-31 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), dies of pneumonia at 96
  • 2016-04-03 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), dies at 93
  • 2016-04-03 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), dies at 84
  • 2016-05-08 William Schallert, American character actor (Patty Duke Show- "Martin"; Get Smart - "The Admiral"), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-10 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), dies of natural causes at 96
  • 2016-05-24 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), dies at 85
  • 2016-06-02 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), dies at 64
  • 2016-06-19 Götz George, German actor (Tatort), dies at 77
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • 2016-06-20 James Victor, Dominican-American actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA), dies at 76
  • 2016-06-27 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), dies at 86
  • 2016-08-02 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85
  • 2016-08-13 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), dies at 81
  • 2016-08-14 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), dies at 93
  • 2016-08-19 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 80
  • 2016-08-20 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), dies at 92
  • 2016-08-23 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), dies at 94
  • 2016-08-25 Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat - "Choo Choo"; Alice - "Henry"), dies at 89
  • 2016-09-01 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • 2016-09-05 Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), dies at 91
  • 2016-09-09 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79
  • 2016-09-24 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63
  • 2016-10-17 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), dies at 81
  • 2016-10-18 Anthony Addabbo, American actor (Jason-Generations), dies at 56
  • 2016-10-21 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), dies at 79
  • 2016-10-27 Pentti Siimes, Finnish actor (Miriam), dies at 87
  • 2016-11-11 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83
  • 2016-11-23 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86
  • 2016-11-25 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), dies at 71
  • 2016-11-26 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90
  • 2016-11-28 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82
  • 2016-12-06 Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), dies at 93
  • 2016-12-08 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), dies at 87
  • 2016-12-13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69
  • 2016-12-26 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), dies at 94
  • 2016-12-31 William Christopher, American comedian and actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H), dies at 84
  • 2017-01-13 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Bye Bye Birdie), dies at 85
  • 2017-01-19 Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), dies of cancer at 61
  • 2017-01-23 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), dies at 75
  • 2017-01-25 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), dies at 77
  • 2017-01-26 Mike Connors [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), dies at 91
  • 2017-02-06 Alec McCowen, English actor (Frenzy), dies at 91
  • 2017-02-07 Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2017-02-17 Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), dies at 91
  • 2017-02-25 Bill Paxton, American actor (Titanic, Big Love), dies from surgical complications at 61
  • 2017-03-28 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), dies at 87
  • 2017-04-07 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), dies at 70
  • 2017-04-09 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), dies at 95
  • 2017-04-15 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die, Silver Streak), dies at 96
  • 2017-04-24 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), dies at 90
  • 2017-04-27 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), dies at 70
  • 2017-05-02 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), dies at 72
  • 2017-05-03 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster, Day of Anger, Class Reunion, Palace Hotel), dies of complications from surgery at 104
  • 2017-05-09 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), dies at 77
  • 2017-05-14 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), dies at 68

Person of interestRoger Moore

2017-05-23 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), dies at 89

  • 2017-06-02 Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), dies at 96
  • 2017-06-09 Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct) dies from leukemia at 88
  • 2017-06-15 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor named a People's Artist of the USSR (1976) and a Hero of Socialist Labour (1989), dies at 88
  • 2017-06-16 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) dies from diabetes complications at 63
  • 2017-06-19 Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), dies at 83
  • 2017-06-22 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), dies at 92
  • 2017-06-25 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), dies at 92
  • 2017-06-25 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), dies of spinal myelopathy at 86
  • 2017-07-01 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • 2017-07-08 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39
  • 2017-07-15 Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), dies at 89
  • 2017-07-21 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), dies at 71
  • 2017-07-25 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), dies at 73
  • 2017-07-27 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), dies at 73
  • 2017-08-03 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), dies at 91
  • 2017-08-03 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), dies at 87

Person of interestGlen Campbell

2017-08-08 Glen Campbell, American Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer ("By The Time I Get to Phoenix"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Rhinestone Cowboy"), session guitarist (The Beach Boys; Elvis Presley; The Monkees; Phil Specter), television personality (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), and actor (True Grit), dies at 81

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 2017-08-24 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2017-08-31 Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman- The 6 Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman television series), dies at 91
  • 2017-09-10 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), dies at 96
  • 2017-09-13 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80

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