Directors in History (Part 3)

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 776

  • 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)
  • 1916-04-11 Howard W. Koch, American producer and director (Frankenstein, Airplane II), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1916-06-08 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), born in Salò, Lombardy, Italy (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
  • 1917-03-22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress and director (Bluejackets, De kleine zielen), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-06-09 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1969)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

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, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1919-08-27 John Cox, Flemish-American painter and director (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • 1919-09-04 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1919-10-02 Shirley Clarke, film director
  • 1919-10-28 Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), born in St. Pölten, Austria (d. 2000)

Person of interestFederico Fellini

1920-01-20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1920-01-22 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • 1920-02-25 Hayes Gordon, American stage director and actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1920-03-06 Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1920-03-24 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1920-04-02 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1920-09-10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1920-10-15 Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1920-10-17 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor and director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), born in Nová Včelnice (d. 1994)
  • 1920-11-12 Richard Quine, American actor and director (How to Murder Your Wife, Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • 1920-11-26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • 1920-12-13 Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend, Escape from the Planet of the Apes), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • 1921-02-09 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • 1921-03-01 Jack Clayton, film director
  • 1921-03-04 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1921-06-12 Hendrik Witteveen, Dutch economist, Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1921-06-22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-07-30 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1921-08-27 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1921-10-09 Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1921-11-08 Gene Saks, American actor and director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1921-12-23 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor and director (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-03-04 Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
  • 1922-03-11 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1922-03-21 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 2004)
  • 1922-03-23 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1922-03-25 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1922-03-31 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor and director (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon), born in Armagh, Northern Ireland (d.1982)
  • 1922-06-11 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1922-06-11 Tony Charmoli, American dancer, choreographer, and director (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye), born in Mountain Iron, Minnesota
  • 1922-07-26 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1922-07-27 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), born in Messina, Sicily (d. 1986)
  • 1922-09-01 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1922-09-15 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • 1922-11-04 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1922-11-13 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1984)
  • 1922-11-20 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-08 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1923-05-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), born in Oldham (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-24 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-26 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

1923-08-29 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Young Winston), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2014)

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • 1923-09-26 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1923-11-12 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 1923-11-15 Peter Hammond, British actor and director (The Buccaneers, King of the Castle), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923-12-22 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1924-01-09 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-03 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • 1924-04-08 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924-04-13 Stanley Donen, SC, film director and producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • 1924-05-07 Albert Band, American film director, born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • 1924-05-09 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1924-06-25 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1924-07-02 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), born in Reedley, California (d. 1970)
  • 1924-08-23 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1924-09-18 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1924-10-10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)

Person of interestRobert Altman

1925-02-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 1925-02-21 Sam Peckinpah, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California
  • 1925-03-24 Duncan Wood, TV director and producer
  • 1925-04-29 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1925-05-24 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), born in Västerås, Västmanland (d. 1994)
  • 1925-07-09 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, American director and actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1925-08-21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2003)
  • 1925-10-23 Nanni Loy, film director
  • 1925-11-11 John Guillermin, film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1925-12-01 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1926-03-06 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-21 Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)
  • 1926-04-05 Roger Corman, American producer and director (Little Shop of Horrors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926-06-26 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)

Person of interestMel Brooks

1926-06-28 Mel Brooks [ Melvin Kaminsky], American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926-07-22 Bryan Forbes, director and producer (Endless Games, King Rat), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-08-12 John Derek, American actor, director and photographer (Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, Rogues of Sherwood Forest), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1926-09-15 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • 1927-01-10 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1927-05-08 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 201 - 300 of 498

  • 1990-08-27 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake- "Rawhide"), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1990-10-13 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 1990-10-27 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 68
  • 1990-12-07 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), dies at 60
  • 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

Person of interestDavid Lean

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
  • 1991-05-22 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • 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
  • 1991-07-30 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), dies at 60
  • 1991-08-16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43

Person of interestFrank Capra

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

Person of interestJosé Ferrer

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 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, 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 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film 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
  • 1993-04-13 Henny Budie, Dutch director and producer (Sterrenslag), dies
  • 1993-04-29 Michael Gordon, actor and director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • 1993-06-26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • 1993-07-18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 1993-08-08 Roy London, US actor and director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • 1993-08-19 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), dies at 64
  • 1993-09-12 Charles Lamont, actor and director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • 1993-09-30 Gordon Douglas, actor and director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1993-11-21 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50
  • 1993-12-10 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 1993-12-31 Arthur Dreifuss, director and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • 1994-01-22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), dies at 83
  • 1994-02-04 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • 1994-02-08 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • 1994-02-19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • 1994-03-17 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994-04-09 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • 1994-04-13 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor and director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 73
  • 1994-04-19 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • 1994-05-16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • 1994-06-04 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor and director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • 1994-06-26 Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
  • 1994-07-08 Christian-Jaque, French film director, dies at 89
  • 1994-07-11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1994-08-20 Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
  • 1994-08-30 Lindsay Anderson, British director (If ...), dies at 71
  • 1994-09-06 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • 1994-10-03 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), dies at 92
  • 1994-10-09 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1994-10-15 Wilhelmus HL "Willem" Tollenaar, actor and director (Elkerlyc), dies at 82
  • 1994-10-20 Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor and director (Waterloo), dies at 74
  • 1994-11-24 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994-12-17 Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
  • 1994-12-18 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 71
  • 1995-01-06 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • 1995-01-23 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • 1995-02-14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, dies at 45
  • 1995-03-27 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70
  • 1995-04-16 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • 1995-04-25 Joseph Heifitz, film director, dies at 89
  • 1995-05-12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • 1995-06-19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • 1995-06-29 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • 1995-06-30 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
  • 1995-07-24 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • 1995-08-03 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies at 77
  • 1995-08-18 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), dies at 66
  • 1995-08-21 Nanni Loy, film Director, dies at 69
  • 1995-08-29 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1995-11-23 Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • 1995-12-05 Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • 1995-12-27 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54
  • 1996-01-25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • 1996-03-13 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1996-03-13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • 1996-03-17 Rene Clement, film director, dies at 83
  • 1996-04-04 David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63
  • 1996-04-24 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • 1996-04-28 Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • 1996-06-03 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1996-06-22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • 1996-08-30 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43
  • 1996-09-16 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), dies at 76
  • 1996-10-06 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • 1997-01-11 Duncan Wood, television director and producer, dies at 71
  • 1997-01-11 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), dies at 89