Directors in History (Part 2)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 668

  • 1899-07-07 George Cukor, producer/director (Adam's Rib, Philadelphia Story)
  • 1899-07-10 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)
  • 1899-07-25 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1899-08-19 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1962)
  • 1899-12-22 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1899-12-28 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1900-02-22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1900-02-25 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1900-02-26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1900-04-23 Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), born in Lambeth, London (d. 1997)
  • 1900-09-19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1900-11-13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1901-06-16 Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-American actor and director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1975)
  • 1901-06-23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901-07-07 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • 1901-08-05 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), born in Luzarches, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2000)
  • 1901-08-25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1901-09-18 Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn)
  • 1901-09-25 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1901-10-03 Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1902-02-19 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (d. 1968)
  • 1902-03-07 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1902-05-10 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (The Grapes of Wrath, Curiosity Kills), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1955)

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1902-08-22 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • 1902-11-09 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Carrington V C (Court martial)), born in London (d. 1968)
  • 1903-01-04 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1903-04-07 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • 1903-06-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1904-01-21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1904-02-27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)

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1904-04-14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1904-04-17 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)
  • 1904-05-21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904-09-04 Maudet Christian-Jacques, film director
  • 1904-11-14 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • 1904-11-30 Philip Burton, Welsh director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, born in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire
  • 1905-04-26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • 1905-08-31 Dore Schary, American producer, writer and director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1905-09-17 Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director, screen writer, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905-12-05 Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Laura, Exodus)
  • 1905-12-09 Dalton Trumbo, American writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1905-12-17 Joseph Heifitz, film director
  • 1906-06-04 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1906-06-30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • 1906-07-16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1906-08-05 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • 1907-02-22 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1907-06-17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1907-10-13 Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • 1907-12-10 Michael Blankfort, American writer/producer/director
  • 1908-03-16 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • 1908-03-29 Dennis O'Keefe, actor and director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1909-03-30 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
  • 1909-04-01 Abner Biberman, American director and actor (His Girl Friday, The Leopard Man), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • 1909-04-13 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI)
  • 1909-06-22 Mike Todd, [Avrom Goldbogen], US theatre and film director ("Around the World in 80 Days"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1910-02-01 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1910-12-31 Roy Rowland, film director
  • 1911-04-01 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • 1911-05-05 Giles Grangier, film director
  • 1911-05-07 Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-17 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)

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1912-01-08 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • 1912-02-28 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1912-05-02 Nigel Patrick, British actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-05-24 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1912-10-26 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1912-11-30 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)
  • 1913-03-18 Rene Clement, director/writer (Is Paris Burning), born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
  • 1913-09-29 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1913-10-28 Peter Glenville, English stage and screen actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1913-11-21 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1914-03-03 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1914-04-11 Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • 1914-09-14 Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1914-09-18 Jack Cardiff, British film director
  • 1914-11-24 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1915-01-09 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • 1915-02-16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • 1915-11-02 Sidney Luft, American movie director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1916-03-22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • 1916-04-11 Howard Koch, producer/director (Frankenstein, Airplane II)
  • 1916-06-08 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • 1916-07-29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916-08-25 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1916-10-04 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1916-10-27 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1916-12-08 Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1916-12-23 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)

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1918-07-14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1918-08-09 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • 1918-09-05 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1919-02-26 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • 1919-10-02 Shirley Clarke, film director

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 200 of 423

  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976-02-18 Joseph Henabery, actor and director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • 1976-04-25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • 1976-09-24 Bruno VeSota, actor and director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
  • 1977-04-20 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • 1977-04-28 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
  • 1977-05-31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • 1977-06-03 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • 1977-11-24 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 65
  • 1977-12-26 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • 1978-11-10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • 1978-12-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), dies of heart failure at 54
  • 1978-12-27 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), dies at 62
  • 1979-02-13 Jean Renoir, actor and director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • 1979-06-04 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), dies at 80
  • 1979-06-11 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85
  • 1979-06-16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1979-09-26 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • 1979-10-13 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1980-05-02 George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1980-06-18 Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • 1980-08-11 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), dies at 77
  • 1980-09-25 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1981-03-15 René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
  • 1981-04-08 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1981-09-21 Nigel Patrick, actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 1981-09-27 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), dies at 77
  • 1981-11-10 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
  • 1981-12-20 Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
  • 1981-12-28 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  • 1982-02-26 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), dies at 86
  • 1982-03-18 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • 1982-06-10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), dies of drug overdose at 36
  • 1982-07-03 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • 1982-10-08 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1982-10-18 Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
  • 1982-11-01 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88
  • 1982-11-04 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • 1983-02-04 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
  • 1984-04-23 August "Guus" Oster, actor and director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • 1984-10-23 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1984-12-11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • 1985-02-11 Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86

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1985-10-10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1985-12-26 Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
  • 1986-02-19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • 1986-03-31 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
  • 1986-05-24 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director(Texas Terror), dies at 90
  • 1986-11-05 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987-01-14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1987-01-17 Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • 1987-01-31 Yves Allégret, French film director (b. 1907)
  • 1987-02-01 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1987-06-30 King Donovan, actor and director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies
  • 1987-08-28 John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81
  • 1987-09-25 Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81
  • 1987-12-04 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • 1988-04-05 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (Juggler), dies
  • 1988-10-09 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1989-01-20 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • 1989-02-03 John Cassavetes, American actor (Rosemary's Baby) and director, dies at 59
  • 1989-02-11 George O'Hanlon, american actor and director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
  • 1989-04-15 Charles Vanel, French actor and director (Wages of Fear), dies at 96
  • 1989-05-27 Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
  • 1989-06-10 Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
  • 1989-07-02 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • 1989-08-15 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • 1989-09-22 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor and director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • 1990-04-18 Robert D Webb, American director and actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • 1990-05-28 Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • 1990-10-13 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 1990-10-27 Ugo Tognazzi actor and director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
  • 1990-12-08 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), dies at 76

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1991-04-16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1991-04-20 Don Siegel, American film director (Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • 1991-06-03 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 1991-06-03 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1991-08-16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43

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1991-09-03 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1991-09-23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies

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1992-01-26 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80

  • 1992-02-10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • 1992-02-11 Ray Danton, US actor and director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • 1992-05-15 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • 1992-05-27 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
  • 1992-06-07 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1992-06-16 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), dies at 89
  • 1992-06-24 Juris Podnieks, cameraman/director (Commandant), drowns
  • 1992-08-19 Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48
  • 1992-09-19 Frederick Combs, playwright/director, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1992-11-14 Clem Beauchamp, US stuntman/director (Tarzan, Superman), dies
  • 1992-12-03 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1993-01-05 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993-01-18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • 1993-01-20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80
  • 1993-02-08 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • 1993-02-18 Leslie Norman, English director and producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • 1993-02-28 Ishiro Honda, Japanese director and producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • 1993-03-08 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • 1993-04-07 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), dies at 80