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Actors in History (Part 39)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 3801 - 3,900 of 7,264

  • 1947-08-23 David Robb, British actor (I, Claudius), born in London
  • 1947-08-26 Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor (George Lopez), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1947-08-27 Harry Reems, American actor, (d. 2013)

Person of interestSam Neill

1947-09-14 Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • 1947-09-24 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor, born in Norway
  • 1947-09-26 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • 1947-09-27 Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
  • 1947-09-29 Martin Ferrero, American actor
  • 1947-10-01 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1947-10-01 Larry Lamb, British actor (EastEnders; Gavin & Stacey), born in Edmonton, Middlesex, England
  • 1947-10-03 Alan Rachins, American actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1947-10-17 Michael McKean, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-10-18 Joe Morton, American actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestKevin Kline

1947-10-24 Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1947-10-28 Tom Fitzsimmons, actor (Franklin-Paper Chase), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestRichard Dreyfuss

1947-10-29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-11-09 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1947-11-13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-11-18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-11-19 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Jabberwocky)
  • 1947-11-24 Dwight Schultz, American actor (A-Team - "Murdock"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Barclay"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-11-25 Tracey Walter, American character actor (Repo Man; Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1947-11-25 John Larroquette, American actor (Night Court - "Dan Fielding"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1947-12-07 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1947-12-07 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1947-12-08 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1947-12-11 Tom Fuccello, American actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1947-12-17 Wes Studi, Native American actor (Last of the Mohicans), born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
  • 1947-12-29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947-12-29 Vincent Winter, Scottish child actor, born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • 1947-12-30 Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1947-12-31 Tim Matheson, American actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948-01-12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1948-01-14 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-01-15 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-01-22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1948-01-24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American ballet dancer,and choreographer (American Ballet Theater), and actor (The Turning Point; Sex In The City), born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • 1948-01-29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948-02-05 Christopher Guest, American actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-02-05 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-02-17 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2019)
  • 1948-02-18 Tony Anselmo, American animator & cartoon voice actor, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1948-02-22 John Ashton, American actor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1948-02-24 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948-02-25 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • 1948-03-13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • 1948-03-14 Billy Crystal, American actor, writer and producer (Soap, City Slickers), born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1948-03-20 John de Lancie, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation - "Q"; Days of Our Lives), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-03-28 Matthew Corbett, British actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-03-29 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1948-03-30 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-04-04 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1948-04-20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-04-23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1948-04-29 Reb Brown, American actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-04-30 Perry King, American actor (Andy Warhol's "Bad"), born in Alliance, Ohio
  • 1948-05-03 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1948-05-06 Richard Cox, American actor (Mark-Executive Suite), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-05-08 Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
  • 1948-05-14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1948-05-18 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • 1948-05-29 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor, born in Mammola, Italy
  • 1948-06-01 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), born in Snyder Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-06-02 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • 1948-06-11 Stephen Schnetzer, American actor (Cass Winthrop-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1948-06-25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-06-29 Fred Grandy, American actor (The Love Boat) and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1948-07-02 Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
  • 1948-07-05 William Hootkins, American actor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1948-07-07 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-07-16 Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1948-07-21 Art Hindle, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1948-07-30 Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor (22 Bullets), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1948-08-14 Joseph Marcell, British actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), born in Castries, Saint Lucia
  • 1948-08-17 Bo Rucker, American actor (Superman, Soup for One, Lock Up), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948-08-20 John Noble, Australian actor (Dr. Walter Bishop-Fringe) and theatre director, born in Port Pirie, Australia
  • 1948-08-22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • 1948-09-13 Clyde Kusatsu, American actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1948-09-17 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), born in Burbank, California (d. 2003)

Person of interestJeremy Irons

1948-09-19 Jeremy Irons, English actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

  • 1948-09-19 Mihai Timofti, director and actor (Lautarii), born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • 1948-09-24 Gordon Clapp, American actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue), born in North Conway, New Hampshire

Person of interestPhil Hartman

1948-09-24 Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse), born in Brantford, Ontario (d. 1998)

  • 1948-09-27 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948-09-27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • 1948-09-27 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • 1948-10-02 Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1948-10-05 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-10-16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-10-17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-10-21 Tom Everett, American actor
  • 1948-10-26 Marshall Colt, American actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-11-10 Mário Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), born in Santarém, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • 1948-11-11 Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1948-11-14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-11-20 Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-11-20 Samuel E. Wright, American stage and screen actor (Enos; Ball Four; The Little Mermaid), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2021)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 3801 - 3,863 of 3,863

  • 2020-03-25 Mark Blum, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Blind Date, Presidio), dies of COVID-19 complications at 69
  • 2020-03-29 Ken Shimura, Japanese comedian and actor (Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama), dies of COVID-19 at 70
  • 2020-04-02 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, dies of COVID-19 complications at 86
  • 2020-04-04 Forrest Compton, American actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), dies at 94
  • 2020-04-06 James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), dies of natural causes at 85
  • 2020-04-15 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman), dies at 81

Person of interestTom Lester

2020-04-20 Tom Lester, American television actor (Green Acres - "Eb"), dies at 81 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease

Actor Tom Lester
Actor
Tom Lester
  • 2020-04-22 Terence Frisby, English actor and playwright (There's a Girl in My Soup), dies at 87
  • 2020-04-29 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2020-04-30 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), dies at 67
  • 2020-05-15 Fred Willard, American comedian and actor (Best In Show, Everyone Loves Raymond), dies at 86
  • 2020-05-17 Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler (WWE), bodyguard, and actor, drowns at 39
  • 2020-05-30 [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2020-06-11 Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), dies at 78
  • 2020-06-19 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), dies at 88

Person of interestCarl Reiner

2020-06-29 Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor, writer and director (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 98

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • 2020-07-03 Leonardo Villar, Brazilian actor (The Given Word), dies at 96
  • 2020-07-05 Nick Cordero, Canadian Broadway actor (Bullets Over Broadway), dies of COVID-19 complications at 41
  • 2020-07-18 Charles Papa, Kenyan comedian and actor (Papa Shirandula), dies at 58
  • 2020-07-25 John Saxon, American actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 2020-08-01 Wilford Brimley, American actor Our House, Cocoon), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2020-08-11 Trinidad "Trini" Lopez, American singer and guitarist ("If I Had A Hammer"; "Lemon Tree"), and actor (The Dirty Dozen) dies of COVID-19 at 83
  • 2020-08-18 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), dies at 72

Person of interestChadwick Boseman

2020-08-28 Chadwick Boseman, American actor (Black Panther), dies of colon cancer at 42

  • 2020-09-06 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), dies at 77
  • 2020-09-21 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), dies at 89
  • 2020-09-29 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty) dies following heart surgery at 78 [1]

Person of interestSean Connery

2020-10-31 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films; Indiana Jones), dies at 90

  • 2020-11-03 John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2020-11-05 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Madness of King George, Butterflies), dies at 93 [1]
  • 2020-11-15 Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor, playwright and poet (Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy), dies of COVID complications at 85 [1]
  • 2020-11-28 Dave Prowse, English actor (Darth Vader), dies of COVID-19 at 85
  • 2020-12-04 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), dies of multiple sclerosis at 73 [1]
  • 2021-01-23 Hal Holbrook, American stage and screen Tony and Emmy award-winning actor (All the President's Men; “Mark Twain Tonight!”), dies at 95 [1]
  • 2021-02-01 Dustin Diamond, American actor (Saved By Bell - "Screech"), dies of cancer at 44
  • 2021-02-05 Christopher Plummer, Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), dies at 91 [1]
  • 2021-02-18 Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper and songwriter (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"; "Wipe-Out"), and actor (Disorderlies), dies at 52 [1]
  • 2021-02-28 Johnny Briggs, English actor (Mike Baldwin on Coronation Street), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2021-03-08 Trevor Peacock, British stage and screen actor (The Vicar of Dibley - "Jim Trott"), screenwriter, and songwriter ("Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), dies at 89
  • 2021-03-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), dies at 81 [1]
  • 2021-03-23 George Segal, American actor (Carbon Copy; Fun With Dick & Jane; Just Shoot Me!), and banjo player, dies at 87
  • 2021-03-24 Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), dies at 52
  • 2021-04-07 James Hampton, American actor (F Troop - "Bugler Dobbs"; Teen Wolf), writer, and director, dies from Parkinson’s disease complications at 84
  • 2021-04-09 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), dies of a heart attack at 50 [1] [2]
  • 2021-04-16 Felix Silla, Italian-American circus performer, Hollywood stuntman, and actor (The Addams Family - "Cousin Itt"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 84
  • 2021-04-29 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), dies at 75
  • 2021-05-02 Jacques d'Amboise, American ballet dancer, and choreographer (NYC Ballet Company, 1949-84), actor (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), and educator (founded National Dance Institute, 1976), dies from stroke complications at 86 [1]
  • 2021-05-10 Norman Lloyd, American actor (St. Elsewhere - "Dr. Auschlander"; Dead Poets Society), producer and director (Alfred Hitchcock Presents), dies at 106 [1]
  • 2021-05-10 Tony Armatrading, British stage and screen actor (Colour Blind; Notting Hill), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2021-05-18 Charles Grodin, American stage and screen actor (Heartbreak Kid; Midnight Run; Ishtar: Beethoven series), writer, and talk show host, dies of bone marrow cancer at 86 [1]
  • 2021-05-29 Gavin MacLeod [Allan See], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore Show -"Murray"; The Love Boat - "Captain Stubing"), dies at 90
  • 2021-06-04 Clarence Williams III, American actor (Mod Squad; 52 Pick Up; Purple Rain), dies of colon cancer at 81
  • 2021-06-11 John Gabriel [Jack Monkarsh], American stage and screen actor (Ryan's Hope), singer, lyricist, and producer, dies at 90
  • 2021-06-13 Ned Beatty, American stage and screen actor (Deliverance; Hear My Song; Network; Nashville), dies at 83
  • 2021-06-16 Frank Bonner [Boers], American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Herb Tarlek"; The Hoax; Just The Ten Of Us), and television director, dies of complications from Lewy body dementia at 79
  • 2021-06-29 Stuart Damon [Zonis], American stage and screen actor (General Hospital, 1977-2007 - "Dr. Alan Quartermaine"), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • 2021-07-07 Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • 2021-07-11 Charlie Robinson, American actor (Night Court, 1984-92 - "Mac"; Hart of Dixie), dies of glandular cancer complications at 75

Person of interestJackie Mason

2021-07-24 Jackie Mason [Yacov Maza], American Emmy and Tony Award-winning stand-up comedian, stage, film and television actor (The World According To Me!), dies at 93 [1]

Comedian Jackie Mason
Comedian
Jackie Mason
  • 2021-07-26 Rick Aiello, American character actor (Officer Long- Do the Right Thing), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2021-07-27 Saginaw Grant, Native American character actor, hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, musician, and U.S. Marine, dies at 85
  • 2021-07-31 Alvin Ing, American stage and screen singer and actor (Flower Drum Song), dies of Covid-19 complications at 89
  • 2021-08-29 Ed Asner, American Emmy Award-winning actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Mr. Grant"; Lou Grant, Roots; Up), and activist, dies at 91

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