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Films � see appendix 1a below

Film production � see appendix 1b below

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Actors, film directors and film stars � see appendix 3 below

Theatres, concerts, operas � see appendix 5 below

Art Galleries = see Appendix 6 below

 

Appendix 1a � Films

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26 February 2012, The Artist became the first silent film to win an Oscar since 1927.

7 May 2011, �Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides�, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Pen�lope Cruz, premiered. The opening weekend made US$350.6m

19 May 2007, �Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End�, directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premiered in Anaheim. It was the most expensive film (US$300 million) made to date.

24/6/2006, �Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest�, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland. It became the fastest film to gross over 1 billion US$

31 August 2004, Mel Gibson�s film, The Passion of the Christ, sold some 4.1 million copies in the USA on the first day it was released on video and DVD,

28/6/2003, The film �Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl�, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premiered at Disneyland

2 October 1990. Ghost was one of the films on release.

13 August 1990. Die Hard II was one of the film on release.

2 December 1984, Films on included Ghostbusters and Gremlins.

21 May 1980, The Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, premiered.

8/6/1977. Films on release included Blazing Saddles.

30 March 1975. Films on release included Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

29 November 1974. In the cinema the new sensurround film Earthquake made its debut.

12 April 1974. Films on release included Last Tango in Paris and The Exorcist.

4 January 1974. The James Bond film Live and let Die was released in South Africa.

16 October 1972. Films included Steven Spielberg�s Duel.

17 December 1971, The James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever, was released in the US and Denmark

22 February 1969. Films on release included 2001: A Space Odyssey.

7 October 1968. Films on release included 2001: A Space Odyssey.

30 May 1968, The films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes were showing.

30 October 1967. Captain Scarlet merchandise hit the shops.

20 October 1967, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin filmed �Bigfoot�, on an expedition in northern California to search for the creature.

16 December 1968, World premier of the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

15/6/1967. Films included The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy.

27 January 1963. Films on release included Cape Fear.

22 September 1964, The James Bond film Goldfinger premiered in LeicesterSquare, London.

12 September 1964, The Spaghetti Western film �A Fistful of Dollars� premiered, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role

18 November 1962. The first James Bond film, Dr No, was released.

24 September 1961, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color premiered on NBC, with An Adventure in Color, introduced by Walt Disney himself.

16/6/1960, Alfred Hitchcock�s terrifying film Psycho opened in new York.

11 November 1959, The film Ben Hur premiered in London.

1958, The first �Carry on� film was released, Carry on Sergeant. The series went on for 20 years, with a heavy emphasis on double-entendres.

21 October 1957, Elvis Presley�s 3rd musical drama film, Jailhouse Rock, opened in the USA.

3 November 1954, The first Godzilla movie was released in Japan. The story was of a giant beast awoken from a million-year slumber by nuclear weapons testing in the south Pacific.

4 March 1950, Walt Disney�s Cinderella was released.

9 January 1951, The first film to receive the new X rating opened in London. Entitled Life Begins Tomorrow, it received the rating for a scene dealing with artificial insemination.

13 August 1942, The Walt Disney film Bambi premiered at Radio City Music Hall, New York.

31 October 1941, The Walt Disney film Dumbo was released today.

13 November 1940, The Walt Disney film Fantasia had its first showing.

27 July1940, Warner Brothers released the film A Wild Hare, Bugs Bunny�s first feature film, containing the line Eh, what�s up doc?

14 January 1938, Walt Disney�s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full length colour and sound animated cartoon, went on general release across the USA.

21 December 1937. Walt Disney�s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full length colour and sound animated cartoon was premiered in Los Angeles, USA.

5 February 1936, Charlie Chaplin released the last ever silent film, Modern Times.

2 March 1933, The film King Kong premiered in New York.

20 January 1929, In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking ,movie filmed outdoors, was released.

19 September 1928. The first cartoon talking picture, Walt Disney�s Steamboat Willie, with Mickey Mouse (originally called Mortimer Mouse), was shown in New York.

6 July1928, The first all-talking feature film, Lights of New York, was presented at The Sound Theatre, New York.

10 January 1927, The futuristic film Metropolis, by Fritz Lang, premiered. It was the most expensive silent film made so far, costing 7 million German Marks, equivalent to US$ 200 million in 2005.

16 August 1925, Charlie Chaplin�s film Gold Rush was premiered in America.

21 December 1925. Battleship Potemkin, a film by Sergei Eisenstein, opened in the USSR.

1 November 1925, The Buster Keaton film Go West opened.

23 September 1912. Mack Sonnett released the first Keystone Cops film.������������

21 September 1903. The first Wild West movie, Kit Carson, opened in the USA. It was 21 minutes long.

 

Appendix 1b � Film Productiom

8 April 1985, Rupert Murdoch bought Twentieth Century Fox.

1960, Just 10 million people in the UK visited the cinema at least once a week, compared to 25 million in 1954. TV had made great inroads into cinema audiences, but rigid cinema film distribution schedules did not help. New films, of whatever standard, good or bad, were shown, for example,across northwest London for a week, trhen for a week in north east London; south London generally got the last viewings, by which time the film would have lost miuch of its novelty factor. UK cinema admissions declined from 600 million in 1959 to 225 million in 1970.

1959, BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, was flrmed from an amalgamation of the British Film Academy (founded 1948) and the Guild of Television Producers (founded 1954). It gives annual awards for merit in the TV and film industry,

1959, The first film made in Smell-o-Vision (The Scent of Mystery) was released. The process did not catch on.

22 January 1959, Two thirds of British homes now had a television. The Rank Organisation, on 17 September 1959, said cinema attendance in Britain fell from 1.396 million in 1950 to 1.101 million in 1956 and was still in decline.

10 April 1953, The first full colour feature film from a major studio, The House of Wax, premiered at New York�s Paramount Theater.

18 February 1953, The first 3-D film, Bwana Devil, opened in New York City.

9 April 1951, The first trials of Pay-per-View TV in Chicago, Illinois. Viewers paid US$3 to download three films.

20 September 1946. The first Cannes Film Festival opened.

30 September 1936, Pinewood Film Studios opened.

1935, The first film made in 3-colour Technicolour, Becky Sharp, was released. In 1932 Technicolour was first utilised for a Walt Disney cartoon film. The process is no longer used.

1933, Joseph Arthur Rank entered the film industry, to promote Methodism.

1933, The British Film Institute (BFI) was founded to promote the cinema sa a means of entertainment and instruction. The BFI includes the National Film Archive (founded 1935) and the National Film Theatre (founded 1951).

1930, The Western Big Trail was filmed in 70 mm film (see 1917). 70mm was sometimes used for big epic films such as Lawrence of Arabia, but 35mm remained the common standard

1930, Less than 5% of the films produced in Hollywood were still �silent�.

18 February 1929, The First Academy Awards, known as Oscars from 1931, were announced.

6 October 1927. The first full length talking picture, The Jazz Singer, opened in New York. The soundtrack was almost entirely music. The biggest problem with sound movies was synchronising speech with mouth movements.

26 March 1927. The Gaumont British Film Corporation was founded.

1925, In Britain the cinema was a major source of entertainment and news. For just 6d, or 2d in the �fleapits� you could a newsreel, a feature film, a second film after an advertisement, and then a cartoon. Children paid just 1d/. The largest cinemas could seat 3,000, but people also stood at the back.

1924, Columbia Pictures, US film and distribution company, was formed.

16 April 1924. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film corporation was formed by merger.

1923, Warner Brothers US film production company was founded.

1922, Technicolour was first used, initially as a 2-colour (red and green) superimposed image system. The system was expensive and gave poor results, but was improved with a 3-colour system from 1932 and then widely adopted.

1917, 35 mm film was adopted as the industry standard by the Society of Motion Picture Engineers of America, see 1889 and 1930.

1912, Paramount Studios was formed, originally as The Famous Players Film Company, by Adolph Zukor (1873-1976). In 1914 it merged with the distribution company Paramount Pictures. In 1966 the company was taken over by Gulf and Western Industries.

1912, The British Board of Film Censors was founded. It was renamed in 1985 as the British Board of Film Classification.

1910, The USA now possessed some 10,000 �nickelodeons� cinenas where admission was one nickel (5 cents). These cinemas recieved 26 million visitors every week. They showed a succession of short silent films, many consisteing of newsreels, with no continuity or order; patrons were expected to come and go at different times. The short films meant plots were very simple, with no time for character development.

24 February 1909. Colour films were shown to the public for the first time, in Brighton.

1907, Britain�s first film-only picture theatre, the Balham Palace, opened in SW London.

1906, The earliest colour film, made in Kinemacolor, was patented.

5 December 1901. Walt Disney was born.

2/6/1899, Lotte Reiniger, film animator, was born.

3 October 1896, Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to be captured on moving film, at Balmoral.

11/6/1892, The Limelight Department, one of the world�s first film studios, was established in Melbourne, Australia.

1889, Edison invented 35 mm film, see 1917.

23 December 1888. The film magnate J Arthur Rank was born. Born in Hull, England, he was born into a Yorkshire flour milling family. He entered the film business in his mid 30s, seeing it as a way to propagate his Methodist faith. He failed to secure distribution for a religious film called The Turn of the Tide and so began his own production, distribution, and exhibition of films in 1933. By the 1940s the Rank Organisation owned half the film studios in Britain and over 1,000 cinemas, including the well-known Odeon chain. However Rank failed to establish Britain as a rival to Hollywood. The Rank Organisation survives but with films as a secondary interest behind hotels, real estate, ballrooms, bingo, and, most profitable of all, copying machines.

 

Appendix 2-Telegraph, Radio and Telephone Communications

14 February 1989. Skyphone, the world�s first satellite telephone service, was launched on a British Airways flight from London to New York.

1 January 1985, The first mobile phone call was made, by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.

1962, The concept of music playing whilst a telephone call was on hold was born. Alfred Levy, factory owner, allegedly came up with the idea when a loose wire on his company�s phone system touched a girder which acted as an aerial and picked up music from a nearby radio station. Callers to Mr Levy heard music, not silence, whilst on hold. The advantage of music was that a caller on hold knew they had not been cut off, the line was still open.

12 August 1960. The first US communications satellite, Echo 1, was launched.

1 January 1934. Britain now had over 2 million telephone subscribers, with 275,000 more joining every year.

1 May 1933, The Britain to India telephone service began.

30 April 1930. A telephone link opened between Britain and Australia.

2 December 1929. Britain got its first 22 public phone boxes.

1 January 1929. In the UK, there were now 3.6 telephones per 100 people.

7 January 1927. The transatlantic telephone service between London and New York began. The charge was �15 for three minutes.

11 May 1925. Direct telephone communication between London and Rome began for the first time.

7 January 1924. Direct communication by transatlantic cable and land wire was opened by the Western Union Telegraph Company between London and Chicago.

20 March 1919. Wireless telephone communication established between Ireland and Canada.

22 January 1918, Radio-telegraphic communication was inaugurated between the USA and Italy.

23 January 1908, A 7,000 mile telegraph line from Britain to India began operations.

1902, The Cape Town to Australia cable, via Mauritius and Rodriguez opened.

1901, In the previous 12 months, 84,000,000 telegrams had been sent in the UK, compared to 9,000,000 in 1870/1.

1893, The Mauritius-Seychelles-Aden-Zanzibar-Europe cable opened.

12 July1892, Cyrus Field, US capitalist who projected the first transatlantic cable, died (born 30 November 1819).

18 March 1891, The London-Paris telephone link opened.The first call was between the Prince of Wales and President Carnot. The link opened to the public on 1 April 1891.

14 March 1891. The submarine Monarch laid the first telephone cable across the English Channel.

24 February 1887, The telephone link between Paris and Brussels was inaugurated, the first such link between national capitals.

18 February 1876. A direct telegraph link was set up between Britain and New Zealand.

23 November 1872. Australia was connected by undersea cable to the rest of the world. The cable ran from Darwin in the north to Java, and also into southern Australia.

3/6/1871. London gained direct communication with Shanghai via an undersea cable laid via San Francisco.

1868, The UK Parliament passed a Bill enabling the Post Office to take over the competing private companies running electric telegraphs along the new rail routes. Electric telegraph links had been installed along the railway between Eustgon and Camden Town in 1837, and along the Great Western line between Paddington and Hanwell, and by the 1850s three large telegraph companies wree competing along the nations railway routes, Parliament considered this competition wasteful, and effectively created the first nationalised company.

27 July1866. The first successful transatlantic cable was laid by the Great Eastern, which arrived this day at Hearts Content, Newfoundland. Attempts had been made to do this since 1856.

5 August 1858, The first transatlantic cable was completed, by Sir Charles Tilston Bright (1832 � 1888), and opened by Queen Victoria and President Buchanan. See 7 September 1866. It initially worked but failed in October 1858 due to decay of its electrical insulation. A second cable was succesfuly laid in 7/1866.

7 July1858, Work began on laying the first transatlantic cable.

13 November 1851. A telegraphic service between London and Paris was started.

28 August 1850. The Channel telegraph was laid between Dover and Cap Gris Nez.

30 November 1819, Cyrus Field, US capitalist who projected the first transatlantic cable, was born (died 12 July1892).

 

Appendix 3 � Actors, film directors and film stars

4 September 2014, Joan Rivers, US actress, died aged 81/

11 August 2014, Robin Williams, star actor in the film Mrs Doubtfire, died aged 63.

19 July2014, US actor James Garner died aged 86,

29 April 2014, Bob Hoskins, British actor, died.

6 April 2014, US actor Mickey Rooney died aged 93.

2 February 2014, US actor Philip Seymour Hoffmann died.

23 March 2011, Elizabeth Taylor, UK born Hollywood actress, died aged 79 (born 1932).

4 October 2010, Death of Norman Wisdom, British comedian, aged 95.

29 September 2010, US film star Tony Curtis died aged 85.

29 May 2010, US actor Dennis Hopper died aged 74.

22 January 2008, Australian actor Heath Ledger died aged 28.

30 July2007, Film directors Michelangelo Antonioni (94) and Ingmar Bergman (89) both died this day.

29 July2007, EastEnders actor Mike Reid died (born 19 January 1940)

18/6/2007, Bernard Manning, comedian, died (born 13 August 1930)

14 March 2007, Avengers actor Gareth Hunt died aged 65.

8 March 2007, John Inman, actor in Are You being Served, died (born 28/6/1935).

17 January 2007, Protests in the UK and India after, on the Big Brother Reality Show, Jade Goody was allegedly racist to Shilpa Shetty.

24 December 2006, Comedian Charlie Drake died aged 81.

23 December 2006, Charlie Drake, comedian and actor, died (born 19/6/1925)

27 November 2006, Alan Freeman, radio DJ, died (born 6 July1927)

20 November 2006, Robert Altman, film director, died (born 20 February 1925).

19 October 2006, Phyllis Kirk, actress, died (born 18 September 1927).

12 October 2006, Gillo Pontecorvo, film director, died (born 19 November 1919)

5 October 2006, Jennifer Moss, English actress died (born 1945).

14 September 2006, Mickey Hargitay, actor, died (born 6 January 1926)

2 September 2006, Charlie Williams, comedian, died (born 23 December 1926)

8 August 2006, Melissa Hayden, ballerina, died (born 15 April 1923)

5 August 2006, Daniel Schmid, film director, died (born 26 December 1941)

28 July2006, Patrick Allen, actor, died (born 17 March 1927)

13 July2006, Aaron Chwatt, actor, died (born 5 February 1919)

8 July2006, Peter Hawkins, voice of the Flowerpot Men, died (born 3 April 1924)

30/6/2006, Arthur Lewis, TV and theatre producer, died (born 15 September 1916)

29/6/2006, Fabian Bielinsky, Argentinian film director died (born 1959).

25/6/2006, Kenneth Griffith, actor, died (born 12 October 1921)

23/6/2006, Aaron Spelling, TV producer, died (born 22 April 1923)

18/6/2006, Vincent Sherman, film director, died (born 16 July1906)

30 May 2006, Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director, died (born 15 September 1926)

23 May 2006, Ian Copeland, impresario and booking agent, died (born 25 April 1949)

7 May 2006, Richard Carleton, Australian TV journalist, died.

30 April 2006, Jay Bernstein, Hollywood publicist, died (born 7/6/1937)

22 April 2006, Alida Valli, actress, died (born 3 May 1921)

9 April 2006, Vigot Sjoman, Swedish film director, died (born 2 December 1924)

25 March 2006, Richard Fleischer, US film director, died (born 8 December 21916)

24 March 2006, Lynne Perrie (Jean Dudley), actress, died (born 7 April 1931)

18 March 2006, Channing Pollock, magician, died (born 16 August 1926)

16 March 2006, Moira Redmond, actress, died (born 14 July1928)

7 March 2006, John Junkin, actor, died (born 29 January 1930)

6 March 2006, Dana Reeve, actress, died (born 19 February 1961)

24 February 2006, Dennis Weaver, actor, died.

10 February 2006, Bhaskar Bhattacharyya, film maker, died (born 4/6/1950)

5 February 2006, Norma Candal, actress, died.

31 January 2006, Moira Shearer, ballerina, died (born 17 January 1926)

24 January 2006, Fayard Nicholas, tap dancer, died (born 20 October 1914).

14 January 2006, Shelly Winters, actress, died.

22 December 2005, George Speaight, puppeteer, died (born 6 September 1914)

10 December 2005, Richard Pryor, comedian, died.

21 November 2005, Luz Potter, actress, died (born 15 December 1914).

19 November 2005, John Timpson, radio presenter, died (born 2 July1928)

7 November 2005, Harry Thompson, TV producer, died (born 6 February 1960).

9 November 2005, Avril Singers, actress, died (born 18 April 1922)

29 October 2005, Lloyd Buchner, actor, died (born 29 July1924)

16 October 2005, Ursula Howells, actress, died (born 17 September 1922)

3 October 2005, Ronnie Barker, actor, died (born 25 September 1929)

25 September 2005, Don Adams, actor and comedian, died.

23 September 2005, Roger Brierley, actor, died (born 2/6/1935)

22 September 2005, Lord John Ulick Knatchbull Brabourne, film producer, died (born 9 November 1924)

16 September 2005, Constance Moore, actress, died (born 18 January 1920)

14 September 2005, Robert Wise, film producer, died (born 10 September 1914).

11 August 2005, James Booth, actor, died (born 19 December 1927)

8 August 2005, Barbara Bel Geddes, actress, died (born 31 October 1922)

7 August 2005, Peter Jennings, newsreader for ABC World News Tonight, died aged 67.

4 August 2005, Mary Dees, actress, died (born 1 September 1911).

27 July2005, Betty Astell, actress, died (born 23.5.1912).

19 July2005, Eddie Bunker, actor (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs) died (born 31 December 1933)

11 July2005, Frances Langford, actress, died.

6/6/2005, Anne Bancroft, actress, died.

25 May 2005, Graham Kennedy, TV personality, died.

24 May 2005, Sunil Dutt, actor, died.

29 April 2005, Brook Williams, actor, died (born 22 January 1938).

15 April 2005, Margaretta Scott, actress died (born 13 February 1912).

9 March 2005, Sheila Gish, actress, died |(born 23 April 1942).

6 March 2005, Teresa Wright, actress, died (born 27 October 1918).

24 February 2005, Leonard Miall, BBC broadcaster, died (born 6 November 1914).

23 February 2005, Simone Simon, actress, died (born 23 April 1910).

21 February 2005, Gene Scott, TV evangelist, died (born 14 August 1929).

20 February 2005, Sandra Dee actress, died (born 23 April 1942)

17 February 2005, Dan O�Herlihy, actor, died (born 1 May 1919).

11 February 2005, Stan Richards, actor, died (born 8 December 1930).

4 February 2005, Ossie Davis, actor and civil rights activist, died (born 18 December 1917).

1 February 2005, John Vernon, actor, died (born 24 February 1932)

22 January 2005, Patsy Rowlands, actress, died (born 19 January 1934).

17 January 2005, Basil Hoskins, actor, died (born 10/6/1929).

2 December 2004, Alicia Markova, ballerina, died.

10 October 2004, Christopher Reeve, actor, died.

5 October 2004, Rodney Dangerfield, comedian, died.

8 August 2004, Fay Wray, actress, died.

28 March 2004, Sir Peter Ustinov, actor, died.

29 December 2003, Bob Monkhouse, comedian, died.

27 December 2003, Alan Bates, actor, died.

12 November 2003, Actor Jonathan Brandis committed suicide, aged 27 (born 13 April 1976)

14 October 2003, Patrick Dalzel-Job, James Bond inspiration, died.

28 September 2003, Elia Kazan, film director, died.

30 August 2003, Charles Bronson, actor, died.

23 July2003, Bob Hope, comedian and actor, died.

29/6/2003, Katharine Hepburn, actress, died.

15/6/2003, Hume Cronyn, actor, died.

1 April 2003, Leslie Cheung, actor, died.

28 October 2002, Margaret Booth, film director, died.

25 October 2002, Richard Harris, actor, died.

23 July2002, Leo McKern, actor, died.

29/6/2002, Rosemary Clooney, actress, died.

23 April 2002, Linda Lovelace, actress, died.

27 March 2002, Billy Wilder, director of films including Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard, died

13 January 2002, Ted Demme, TV director, died.

26 December 2001, Nigel Hawthorne, actor, died.

28/6/2001, Joan Sims, actress, died.

27/6/2001, Jack Lemmon, actor and film director, died.

3/6/2001, Anthony Quinn, actor, died.

11 April 2001, Harry Secombe, actor and comedian, died.

19 February 2001, Stanley Kramer, film director, died.

18 October 2000, Julie London, actress, died.

17 September 2000, British TV producer Paula Yates died from an accidental drug overdose.

5 August 2000, Sir Alec Guinness, actor, died.

21 May 2000. Sir John Gielgud, British actor, died at the age of 96.

21 November 1999, Quentin Crisp, actor, died.

8 May 1999, British film star Dirk Bogarde died, aged 78.

1 May 1999, Oliver Reed, actor, died.

21 March 1999, Ernie |Wise, comedian, died.

7 March 1999, Stanley Kubrick, film director, died.

6 September 1998, Akira Kurosawa, film director, died.

16 May 1998, Ariel Waller, Canadian child actress, was born.

9 May 1998, Alice Faye (Leppert), US actress died aged 83.

28 February 1998, Dermot Morgan, actor and comedian, died.

17 September 1997, Red Skelton, comedian, died.

30 July1996, Claudette Colbert, actress, died.

2 April 1996, Minnie Pearl, hillbilly comedienne, died.

9 March 1996, George Burns, actor, died.

25 December 1995, Dean Martin, actor, died.

23 November 1995, French film director Louis Malle died.

18 May 1995, Elizabeth Montgomery, actress, died.

25 April 1995, Ginger Rogers, US actress, died.

20 October 1994, Burt Lancaster, US film actor, died.

11 September 1994, Jessica Tandy, actress, died.

8 May 1994, George Peppard, actor, died.

4 March 1994, John Candy, comedian, died.

23 February 1994, Dakota Fanning, actress, was born.

19 February 1994, English film director Derek Jarman died.

22 January 1994, Telly Savalas, actor, died.

12 January 1994, Samuel Bronston, film producer died aged 85.

21 November 1993, Bill Bixby, actor and director, died.

31 October 1993, River Phoenix, US actor, died.

2 October 1993, Tara Lynne Barr, US actress, was born.

26/6/1993, Jack Bittner, entertainer, died.

2 March 1993, Paul Zimmerman, US screenwriter, died (born 3 July1938).

6 February 1993, Joseph Mankiewicz, film producer, died.

16 January 1993, Florence Desmond, English actress, died (born 31 May 1905).

2 January 1993, Alden Richards, TV actor, was born.

10 December 1992, Melissa Roxburgh, Canadian actress, was born.

5 December 1992, Hilary Tindall, English actress (born 14 August 1938) died.

15 October 1992, Vincent Martella, US actor, was born in Rochester, New York

16 October 1992, Shirley Booth, actress, died.

3 October 1992, Matthew Little, actor, was born.

27/6/1992, Allan Jones, US actor, died aged 84.

6 May 1992. Marlene Dietrich, German actress, died in Paris aged 90. She was born on 27 December 1901 in Berlin, and left Germany for the USA in 1930. Her role in the film The Blue Angel brought her to fame. She became a US citizen in 1937, rejecting attempts by Hitler to bring her talents back to Germany. She played a major role in entertaining the wartime Allied troops. In 1960, on only her second post-war visit to Germany, she encountered hostility from pro-Nazi sympathisers. She subsequently remained hostile to the ideas of returning to Germany again, until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and chose the city as her final resting place.

8 December 1992, Yui Yokoyama, Japanese actress, was born.

25/6/1992, William E Harris, entertainer, died.

21/6/1992, Max Schneider, actor, was born.

5 May 1992, Jean Claude Pascal, actor, died.

24 April 1992, Sean Rademaker, US actor, was born in Washington, DC.

20 April 1992, Comedian Benny Hill died.

20 March 1992, Avonne Taylor, actress, died.

15 March 1992, Jack Washburn, actor, died aged 62.

24 February 1992, Kay Loring, actress, died.

5 February 1992, Laura Liddell, English actress died aged 83.

6 December 1991, Ann Sorg Coston, actress died aged 62.

9 November 1991, Yves Montand, actor, died.

22 October 1991, Peter Willes, British actor, died.

17 October 1991, Tennessee Ernie Ford, TV host, died.

11 October 1991, Redd Foxx, comedian and actor, died.

14/6/1991, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, actress, died.

24 May 1991, Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress, died (born 1912).

18 May 1991, Muriel Box, British writer, film director and feminist, died aged85.

17 May 1991, Daniel Curtis Lee, American actor, was born.

16 April 1991, David Lean, film director, died.

29 March 1991, Matt Bennett, actor died aged 52 of a brain tumour.

28 March 1991, Amy Bruckner, USactress, was born.

15 December 1990, Betty Warren actress, died.

4 December 1990, Edward Binns, US actor, died of a heart attack aged 74.

8 November 1990, Grampy Davis, USactor, died of a heart attack, aged 87.

3 November 1990, Mary Martin, actress, died.

1 September 1990, Aisling Loftus, English actress, was born.

25 August 1990, Aras Lynemli, Turkish actor, was born.

28/6/1990, Estelle Lamont, entertainer, died.

2/6/1990, Rex Carey Harrison, British actor, died aged 82.

16 May 1990, Sammy Davis Junior, US comedian, died.

29 March 1990, Tai Hara, Australian TV actor, was born.

26 March 1990, Yuya Yagira, Japanese actor, was born.

8 January 1990, Terry-Thomas, actor and comedian, died.

16 December 1989, Lee van Cleef, movie star, died.

20 October 1989, Anthony Quayle, actor, died.

6 October 1989, Sophia Thomalla, German television actress, was born.

23 September 1989, Mara Scherzinger, German actress, was born.

23 July1989, Daniel Radcliffe, actor, was born.

11 July1989, Sir Lawrence Olivier, actor, died.

10 July1989. Mell Blanc, the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, died.

27/6/1989, Laurence Olivier, British actor, died.

30 April 1989, Sergio Leone, film director, died.

6 March 1989, Harry Andrews, actor, died aged 77.

25 February 1989, Tony Oller, US actor, was born

3 December 1988, Michela Quattrociocche, Italian film actress, was born.

27 November 1988, John Carradine, actor, died.

18 May 1988, Daws Butler, cartoon voice for Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound, died.

27 April 1988, David Scarboro, British actor, died (born 1968)

13 April 1988, Allison Williams, US actress, was born.

11 April 1988, Jean �Jeff� Donnell, US actress, died aged 66 of a heart attack.

10 April 1988, Haley Joel Osment, actor, was born.

16 January 1988, Ballard Berkeley, British actor, died aged 83

7 January 1988, Trevor Howard, actor, died.

27 December 1987, Lily Luahana Cole, English actress, was born.

30 November 1987, James Baldwin, actor, died.

10 November 1987, Jessica Tovey, Australian actress, was born.

26 September 1987, Jang Keun-Suk, TV actor, was born.

24 September 1987, Grey Damon, US TV actor, was born.

29 August 1987, Lee Marvin, actor, died.

28 August 1987, John Huston, film director, died.

24 August 1987, Douglas Byng, British actor, died in Brighton (born 17 March 1893 in Nottingham)

24/6/1987, Jackie Gleason, actor, died.

22/6/1987, Fred Astaire, US actor, died.

13/6/1987, Geraldine Page, actress, died.

24 May 1987, Hermione Gingold, British actress, died in New York (born in London 9 December 1897).

15 May 1987, Rita Hayworth, US actress, died of Alzheimer�s Disease.

10 April 1987, Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress, was born.

8 March 1987, Milana Vayntrub, TV actress, was born.

3 March 1987, US actor Danny Kaye died.

24 February 1987, Mayuko Iwasa, actress, was born.

21 February 1987, Ashley Green, US actress, was born.

12 February 1987, Lang Jefferies, Canadian actor, died aged 55.

2911/1986, British-born US actor Cary Grant died.

19 August 1986, Hermione Baddeley, British actress, died in Los Angeles (born in Shropshire 13 November 1906)

30 March 1986, Easter Sunday. James Cagney, US actor, died.

5 March 1986, Andrew Jenks, US filmmaker, was born.

29 January 1986, Leif Erickson, actor, died.

27 January 1986, Lilli Palmer, actress, died.

14 January 1986, Donna Reed, actress, died.

26 December 1985, Harold P Warren, US film director, died (born 1928).

16 December 1985, Rock Hudson, actor, died.

16 October 1985, Claude Stroud, actor, died.

10 October 1985, Orson Welles, US actor, died aged 70.

6 September 1985, Johnny Desmond, US actor, died in Los Angeles (born 14 November 1920 in Detroit)

30 March 1985, Harold Peary, actor, died of a heart attack aged 76.

21 October 1984, Francois Truffaut, French film director, died aged 52.

5 August 1984, Richard Burton, Welsh actor, died aged 58.

27 July1984, British actor James Mason died.

7 July1984, Dame Flora Robson, actress, died.

28 May 1984, Eric Morecambe, comedian on the Morecambe and Wise Show, died in Cheltenham.

4 May 1984, British actress Diana Dors died.

16 April 1984, Noah Fleiss, US actor, was born in White Plains, New York

2 March 1984, Louis Basile, actor, died aged 48.

15 February 1984, Ethel Merman, actress, died.

20 January 1984, Johnny Weissmuller, US actor who played Tarzan, died

8 October 1983, Joan Hackett, actress, died.

27 September 1983, Jose Mar�a de Tavira Bianchi, Mexican actor, was born

3 September 1983, Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress, died (born 1926).

29 July1983, Luis Brunel, Spanish film maker, died aged 83.

5 May 1983, John Williams, actor, died.

5 November 1982, Jacques Tati, French film-maker, died aged 74.

29 October 1982, Nicolas Gob, Belgian actor, was born/

15 October 1982, Imran Naqvi, actor, was born.

30 August 1982, Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman died.

18 July1982, Priyanka Chopra, actress, was born.

5/6/1982, Scott Speer, US film-maker, was born.

2/6/1982, Jewel Staite, Canadian actress, was born.

31 May 1982, Jonathan Tucker, US film director, was born.

5 March 1982, John Belushi, actor, died.

18 February 1982, Tina Carver, actress, died aged 58.

30 January 1982, Stanley Holloway, British actor, died in Littlehampton (born 1 October 1890 in London)

29 November 1981, Natalie Wood, US actress, died.

27 November 1981, Lotte Lenya, Austrian actress, died in New York (born 18 November 1898 in Vienna)

16 November 1981, William Holden, actor, died.

13 November 1981, Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor, was born.

28 March 1981, Julia Stiles, US actress, was born.

28 January 1981, Elijah Wood, actor, was born.

10 January 1981, Richard Boone, actor, died.

19 December 1980, Jake Gyllenhall, actor, was born.

22 November 1980, Mae West, American film star in the 1930s, died aged 88.

7 November 1980, Steve McQueen, Hollywood actor who performed many of his own stunts, died of cancer.

25 October 1980, Mehcad Brooks, US actor, was born.

24 July1980, Peter Sellers, English film actor, died aged 54.

26 April 1980, Cicely Courtneidge, British actress, died in London (born Sydney 1 April 1893)

3 April 1980, Luella Gear, US actress, died aged 82.

29 March 1980, Amy Mathews, Australian actress., was born.

7 March 1980, Divine, actor, died.

30 November 1979, Zeppo Marx, the agent of the Marx brothers, died in London.

18 July1979, Jared Hess, US film director and screenwriter, was born

11/6/1979. The actor John Wayne died,aged 72.

8/6/1979, British actor Michael Wilding died.

12 April 1979, Claire Danes, actress, was born.

13 February 1979, Jean Renoir, French film director, died.

21 February 1979, Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress, was born.

27 January 1979, Rosamund Pike, actress, was born.

2 January 1979, Suranne Jones, British actress, was born.

18 December 1978, Katie Holmes, actress, was born.

7 December 1978, Shiri Appleby, US actress, was born.

30 October 1978, Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist, died.

25 September 1978, Jodie Kidd, TV personality, was born.

24 September 1978, Ruth Etting, US actress, died in Colorado Springs (born 23 November 1896 in David City, Nebraska)

9 September 1978, Jack Warner, film studio founder, died.

9 August 1978, Audrey Tatou, actress, was born.

8 May 1978, Matthew Davis, US actor, was born.

1 March 1978, Charlie Chaplin�s coffin was stolen from a cemetery in Switzerland.

15 January 1978, Eddie Cahill, US actor, was born New York City.

18 December 1977, Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor, died in Chicago (born 1 December 1897 in Sydney)

14 October 1977, Bing Crosby, US actor, died.

2 August 1977, Edward Furlong, actor, was born.

10 July1977, Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor, was born

10 May 1977, American film star Joan Crawford died.

27 January 1977, Walter Baldwin, US actor, died aged 88

16 January 1977, Peter Finch, actor, died.

13 January 1977, Orlando Bloom, actor, died.

31 August 1976, Shar Jackson, actress, was born.

23 August 1976, Scott Caan, US actor, was born in Los Angeles, California.

2 August 1976, Fritz Lang, German film director, died aged 85.

26 April 1976, South African-born British actor Syd James died.

18 April 1976, Melissa Joan Hart, actress, was born.

13 April 1976, Actor Jonathan Brandis was born in Connecticut USA (committed suicide 12 November 2003, aged 27).

22 March 1976, Reece Witherspoon, actress, was born.

17 March 1976, Luchino Visconti, Italian film director, died aged 69.

14 March 1976, Busby Berkeley, US film director, died.

9 February 1977, Buddy Johnson, US musician, died in New York (born 10 January 1915 in Darlington, South Carolina)

23 January 1976, Paul Robeson, US actor, died aged 77.

17 December 1975, Milla Jovovich, actress, was born.

2 November 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian film director, died aged 53

25 October 1975, Evel Knievel made his longest motorbike jump, clearing 14 Greyhound buses on his Harley Davidson machine.

5 October 1975, Kate Winslet, British actress, was born.

7 August 1975, Charlize Theron, actress, was born.

27/6/1975, Toby Maguire, actor, was born.

6/6/1975, Larry Blyden, US TVgame show host of What's My Line? was killed aged 49 in a car accident in Morocco.

4/6/1975, Angelina Jolie, actress, was born.

27 April 1975, Nicholas Soussanin, actor, died aged 86.

15 April 1975, British actor Michael Flanders died.

11 April 1975, Josephine Baker, US entertainer, died.

4 March 1975, Queen Elizabeth II knighted the actor Charlie Chaplin.

22 February 1975, Drew Barrymore, US actress, was born.

10 February 1975, Martyn Green, British actor, died in Hollywood (born 22 April 1899 in London)

13 October 1974, Ed Sullivan, TV host, died.

15 August 1974, Natasha Henstridge, actress, was born.

28 July1974, Nicole Narain, US-Lebanese actress, was born.

21 July1974, Steve Byrne, US comedian, was born.

16 July1974, Robinne Lee, US actress, was born.

25 May 1974, Donald Crisp, British actor (How Green Was My Valley), died aged 91.

22 May 1974, Sean Gunn, US actor, was born.

5 March 1974, Billy De Wolfe, US actor, died of lung cancer aged 67

9 February 1974, Amber Valletta, US actress wasborn in Phoenix, Arizona.

31 January 1974, Sam Goldwyn, Polish-born US film producer, died aged 91.

30 January 1974, Christian Bale, actor, was born.

4 December 1973, Tyra Banks, actress, was born.

3 October 1973, Neve Campbell, actress, was born.

1 September 1973, Ram Kapoor, Indian actor, was born in New Delhi.

24 August 1973, David Chapelle, comedian, was born.

29 July1973, Stephen Dorff, actor, was born.

19 July1973, US Kung Fu film star Bruce Lee died.

3 July1973, Betty Grable, US actress, died in Santa Monica, California (born 18 December 1918 in St Louis, Missouri)

21/6/1973, Juliette Lewis, US film actress, was born.

2/6/1973, Carlos Acosta, Cuban ballet dancer, was born in Havana.

16 May 1973, Tori Spelling, US actress, was born.

21 April 1973, Mark Dexter: English actor, was born.

14 April 1973, Adrien Brody, actor, was born.

13 April 1973, Balraj Sahni, Punjabi film actor, died aged 59.

12 April 1973, Arthur Freed, US film producer, died in Hollywood (born 9 September 1894 in Charleston, South Carolina)

31 January 1973, Portia de Rossi, actress, was born.

26 January 1973, US actor Edward G Robinson died.

19 January 1973, Max Adrian, Irish actor, died in London (born 1 November 1903).

24 December 1972, Melville Ruick, US actor, died aged 74.

22 December 1972, Vanessa Paradis, actress, was born.

28 September 1972, Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, was born.

31 August 1972, Chris Tucker, actor, was born.

15 August 1972, Ben Affleck, actor, was born.

30 April 1972, Josephine Grace Johanna Scoglio, actress, died (born 3 March 1934),

11 April 1972, Natacha Regnier, Belgian actress, was born.

3 April 1972, Jennie Garth, actress, was born.

29 March 1972, J Arthur Rank, British film entrepreneur, created a peer in 1957, died.

28 March 1972, Nick Frost, English comedian and actor, was born.

23 March 1972, Judith Godreche, French actress, was born.

11 January 1972, Amanda Peet, actress, was born.

31 December 1971, Marin Sais, US actress, died (born 1890)

5 December 1971, Kali Rocha, US actress, was born.

17 November 1971, Gladys Cooper, English actress, died aged 82.

4 November 1971, Ann Pennington, US dancer, died in New York (born 23 December 1894 in Camden, New Jersey)

18 September 1971, Jada Pinkett Smith, actress, was born.

5/6/1971, Mark Wahlberg, actor, was born.

10 May 1971, Amy Mastura, Malaysian actress, was born.

2 May 1971, Edith Day, US actress, died in London (born 104/1896 in Minneapolis)

18 April 1971, David Tennant, actor, was born.

12 March 1971, David Burns, US actor, died in Philadelphia (born 22 March 1902 in New York City)

25 February 1971, Sean Astin, US actor, was born in Santa Monica, California.

9 February 1971, Adeline Blondieau, French actress, was born.

29 January 1971, Clare Balding, TV sports presenter, was born

18 January 1971, Elizabeth Holtzmann, US actress, died in Stamford, Connecticut (born 23 May 1906 in Cincinnati)

6 November 1970, Ethan Hawke, film director, was born.

8 October 1970, Matt Damon, actor, was born.

6 August 1970, M. Night Shyamalan (Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan), Indian-born horror film producer and director; was born in Mahe, Puducherry union territory.

26 April 1970, Gypsy RoseLee, actress, died.

5 March 1970, John Frusciante, rock musician, was born.

31 January 1970, Minnie Driver, actress, was born.

29 January 1970, Heather Graham, actress, was born.

21 December 1969, Julie Delpy, actress, was born.

9 September 1969, Rachel Hunter, actress, was born.

4 September 1969, Noah Taylor, actor, was born

21 August 1969, Julie Etchingham, ITV newsreader, was born.

28 July1969, Jason Priestley, actor, was born.

22/6/1969, Judy Garland, US actress, died.

27 April 1969, Darcey Bussell, ballerina, was born.

2 February 1969, Boris Karloff, actor, died.

25 January 1969, Irene Castle, US actress, died in Eureka Springs, Kansas

4 January 1969, Violet and Daisy Hilton, English conjoined twin actresses, died.

3 December 1968, Brendan Fraser, actor, was born.

2 December 1968, Lucy Liu, actress, was born.

23 November 1968, Kirsty Young, broadcaster, was born

8 October 1968, Emily Procter, actress, was born

28 September 1968, Naomi Watts, actress, was born.

25 September 1968, Will Smith, actor, was born

21 September 1968, Ricki Lake, actress, was born.

20 September 1968, Leah Pinsent, Canadian TV and film actress; was born in Toronto

10 September 1968, Guy Ritchie, film director, was born.

9 September 1968, Julia Sawalha, actress, was born

8 September 1968, Louise Minchin, English morning news show host for BBC One, was born in British Hong Kong

28 August 1968, Billy Boyd, Scottish actor known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was born.

26 August 1968, Byron Lawson, Canadian actor, was born.

16 August 1968, Donovan Leitch Jr, US actor, was born in London, England.

9 August 1968, Gillian Anderson, actress, was born.

25/6/1968. Comedian Tony Hancock killed himself in a hotel bathroom in Sydney, Australia.

4/6/1968, Dorothy Gish, actress, died.

15 May 1968, Sophie Raworth, broadcaster, was born.

29 March 1968, Lucy Lawless, New Zealand television actress, was born

18 February 1968, Molly Ringwald, actress, was born.

17 February 1968, British actor Sir Donald Wolfit died.

29 January 1968,Edward Burns, actor, was born.

20 January 1968, Melissa Rivers, actress, was born.

16 December 1967, Miranda Otto, actress, was born.

4 December 1967, Bert Lahr, US stage and film actor, died aged 72.

1 December 1967, Nestor Carbonell, TV actor, was born.

24 November 1967, Salli Richardson, actress, was born.

6 November 1967, Rebecca Schaeffer, US actress, was born in Eugene, Oregon (died 1989)

28 October 1967, Julia Roberts, actress, was born.

28 September 1967, Mira Sorvino, actress, was born.

21 August 1967, Carrie Anne Moss, actress, was born

16 July1967, Will Ferrell, comedian and actor, was born.

20/6/1967, Nicole Kidman, actress, was born.

16/6/1967, Reginald Denny, English actor died aged 75.

6/6/1967, Paul Giamatti, US actor, was born.

10 February 1967, Laura Dern, actress, was born.

14 January 1967, Emily Watson, actress, was born.

21 December 1966, Kiefer Sutherland, actor, was born.

15 December 1966, Walt Disney, US film producer and leader in animation, died.

12 November 1966, David Schwimmer, actor, was born.

11 October 1966, Luke Perry, actor, was born.

25 September 1966, Ada Reeve, British actress, died in London (born 3 March 1874 in London)

7 September 1966, Toby Jones, English film actor, was born in Hammersmith, London

15 August 1966, Debra Messing, actress, was born.

14 August 1966, Halle Berry, actress, was born.

3 August 1966, US nightclub comedian Lenny Bruce was found dead at his Hollywood house.

23 July1966, Montgomery Clift, actor, died.

28/6/1966, John Cusack, actor, was born.

27/6/1966, JJ Abrams, TV producer, was born.

19/6/1966, Ed Wynn, US actor, died in Beverly Hills, California (born 9 November 1886 in Philadelphia)

3 April 1966, Miina Tominaga, Japanese actress, was born in Hiroshima, Japan.

7 March 1966, Joy Tanner, US actress, was born.

3 March 1966, Fernando Colunga, actor, was born.

27 February 1966, Donal Logue, Canadian actor, was born

25 February 1966, Alexis Denisof, US actor, was born.

22 February 1966, Rachel Dratch, US actress, was born

21 February 1966, Bronwen Booth, English actress, was born.

1 February 1966, The silent film comedian Buster Keaton died.

30 January 1966, Daphne Ashbrook, US actress, was born in Long Beach, California

2 January 1966, Tia Carrere, actress, was born.

30 November 1965, Ben Stiller, actor, was born.

4 November 1965, Malandra Burrows, actress, was born

26 September 1965, Clara Bow, actress, was born.

7 September 1965, John Polson, actor, was born.

17 May 1965, Jeremy Vine, broadcaster, was born.

23 February 1965, Stan Laurel, English-born American film comedian along with Oliver Hardy, died aged 74.

27 January 1965, Alan Cumming, actor, was born.

9 January 1965, Joely Richardson, actress, was born.

13 December 1964, Ernesto Almirante, Italian actor, died aged 87.

5 December 1964, Remy Angenot, Flemish actor, died aged 70

28 September 1964. Harpo Marx, the silent one who chased girls and played the harp, died aged 75.

16 September 1964, Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress, was born.

22 July1964, Bonnie Langford, actress, was born.

13/6/1964, Kathy Burke, actress, was born

23 May 1964, Staci Greason, actress, was born in Denver, Colorado.

20 April 1964, Crispin Glover, actor, was born.

7 April 1964, Russell Crowe, actor, was born.

29 March 1964,) Easter Sunday. Elle MacPherson, actress, was born.

18 February 1964, Matt Dillon, actor, was born.

5 February 1964, Laura Linney, actress, was born.

29 January 1964, Alan Ladd, actor, died.

21 January 1964, Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian-born American stage and film actor, died aged 67.

18 December 1963, Brad Pitt, actor., was born.

16 December 1963, Benjamin Bratt, actor, was born.

28 October 1963, Lauren Holly, actress, was born.

6 October 1963, Elisabeth Shue, actress, was born.

18/6/1963, Pedro Armendariz, Mexican actor, died aged 51.

9/6/1963, Johnny Depp, actor, was born.

11 May 1963, Natasha Richardson, actress, was born.

8 May 1963, British comedian Max Miller died.

26 April 1963, Jet Li, actor, was born.

20 March 1963, Actor David Thewlis was born in Blackpool, England.

31 January 1963, John Dye, US actor, was born in Amory, Mississippi (died 2011)

28 January 1963, John Farrow, Australian born USfilm director, died aged 58.

3 January 1963, Jack Carson, actor, died.

22 December 1962, Ralph Fiennes, actor, was born.

16 December 1962, Lew Landers, US film and TV director, died aged 61.

15 December 1962, Charles Laughton, actor, died.

6 December 1962, Janine Turner, US actress, was born.

13 October 1962, Kelly Preston, actress, was born.

17 September 1962, Baz Luhrmann, film director, was born.

5 August 1962. Marilyn Monroe, US film actress, died in Los Angeles aged 36, of a barbiturates overdose.

31 July1962, Wesley Snipes, actor, was born.

10 March 1963, Lew Leslie, US actor, died in Orangeburg, new York (born 1886)

17 February 1962, Lou Diamond Phillips, actor, was born.

5 February 1962, Jennifer Jason Leigh, actress, was born.

25 January 1962, Emma Freud, broadcaster, was born

17 January 1962, Jim Carrey, US actor, was born.

30 November 1961, Winifred Lawson, British actress, died in London (born 15 November 1894 in London)

28 November 1961, Martin Clunes, actor, was born.

19 November 1961, Meg Ryan, actress, was born.

9 November 1961, Jill Dando, British journalist and BBC television presenter, was born in Weston-super-Mare (murdered 1999).

5 November 1961, Gina Mastrogiacomo, US actress), was born in Long Island, New York (died 2001)

3 October 1961, Dean Lawrence, English actor, was born.

25 September 1961, Heather Locklear, actress, was born.

16 September 1961, Louise Groody, US actress, died in Canadensis, Pennsylvania (born 26 March 1897 in Waco, Texas)

30 August 1961, Charles Coburn, actor, died.

18 August 1961, Huw Edwards, broadcaster, was born.

30 July1961, Laurence Fishburne, actor, was born.

23 July1961, Woody Harrelson, actor, was born.

13 May 1961, Gary Cooper, US actor, died.

6 May 1961, George Clooney, actor, was born.

20 April 1961, Nicholas Lyndhurst, actor, was born.

3 April 1961, Eddie Murphy, actor and comedian, was born.

21 February 1961, Christopher Atkins, actor, was born.

19 February 1961, Dana Reeve, actress, was born (died 6 March 2006)

13 January 1961, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress, was born.

12 January 1961, Simon Russell Beale, actor, was born.

10 December 1960, Kenneth Branagh, actor, was born.

3 December 1960, Julianne Moore, actress, was born.

17 November 1960, Jonathan Ross, broadcaster, was born

16 November 1960, Clark Gable, US actor, died.

5 November 1960, Mack Sennett, Canadian-born US actor and film director, died aged 80.

9 September 1960, Hugh Grant, actor in Four Weddings and a Funeral, was born.

10 August 1960, Antonio Banderas, actor, was born.

22 May 1960, Mohanlal, Indian actor, was born.

24 April 1960, Paula Yates, TV presenter, was born.

31 March 1960, Anne Howard, US actress, was born in San Diego, California

8 March 1960, Izek Mukhamadov, ballet dancer, was born

12 February 1960, Bobby Clarke, US comedian, died in New York (born 16/6/1888 in Springfield, Ohio).

9 February 1960, Joanne Woodward, actress, received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

18 January 1960, Mark Rylance, theatre director, was born.

11 January 1960, Stanley Tucci, actor, was born.

31 December 1959,Val Kilmer, actor, was born.

30 December 1959, Tracey Ullman, actress, was born.

11 December 1959, Lisa Gastineau, US reality show star, was born as Lisa D'Amico in Rockland County, New York

18 November 1959, Ulrich Noethen, German actor, was born.

12 November 1959, Vincent Irizarry, US actor, was born.

9 November 1959, Tony Slattery, writer, was born

25 October 1959, Nancy Cartwright, voice actress, was born.

23 October 1959, �Weird Al� Yankovic, comedian, was born.

15 October 1959, Todd Solondz, film director, was born.

14 October 1959, Errol Flynn, British actor, died.

4 October 1959, Anneka Rice, broadcaster, was born

23 September 1959, Jason Alexander, actor, was born.

21 September 1958, Simon Mayo, broadcaster, was born

10 August 1959, Rosanna Arquette, actress, was born.

31 July1959, Andrew Marr, broadcaster, was born.

8 July1959, Pauline Quirke, actress, was born.

16/6/1959, George Reeves, actor, died.

6/6/1959, Josie Lawrence, actress, was born.

17 April 1959, Sean Bean, actor, was born.

6 March 1959, Fred Stone, US actor, died in Hollywood (born 19 August 1873 in Valmont, Colorado)

31 January 1959, Kelly Lynch, actress, was born.

22 November 1958, Jamie Lee Curtis, actress, was born

15 November 1958, US actor Tyrone Power dieed.

10 October 1958, J Peck, USactor, was born.

6 October 1958, Bernie Mac, actor, was born.

15 September 1958, Wendie Sperber, US comedian and actress, was born.

13 September 1958, Bobby Davro, English comedian and actor, was born.

16 July1958, Michael Flatley, dancer, was born.

8 July1958, Kevin Bacon, actor, was born.

6 July1958, Jennifer Saunders, comedienne and director, was born.

30 May 1958, Annette Bening, actress, was born.

29 April 1958, Michelle Pfeiffer, actress, was born.

15 April 1958, Estelle Taylor, US actress, died aged 64.

22 March 1958, Michael Todd, film producer, died.

20 March 1958, Holly Hunter, actress, was born.

10 March 1958, Sharon Stone, actress, was born.

7 March 1958, Rick Mayall, actor in The Young Ones, was born.

3 March 1958, Miranda Richardson, actress, was born.

10 February 1958, Billy Vine, actor, died.

26 January 1958, Ellen DeGeneres, US actress and talk show host, was born.

26 December 1957, Death of French film pioneer Charles Pathe.

2 December 1957, Leslie Henson, British actor, died in Harrow (born 3 August 1891 in London)

24 November 1957, Edward Stourton, broadcaster, was born

1 November 1957, Brian Stokes Mitchell, actor, was born

30 September 1957, Fran Drescher, actress, was born.

23 September 1957, Rosalind Chao, US actress, was born.

24 August 1957, Stephen Fry, comedian, was born.

18 August 1957, Denis Leary, comedian, was born

7 August 1957, Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy fame, died of a stroke, aged 65. Laurel was then aged 67.

29 April 1957, Geoffrey Gould, US actor, was born

27 April 1957, Michel Barrette, Canadian actor, was born.

21 March 1957, Sabrina Le Beauf, US actress, was born.

12 March 1957, Josephine Hull, US actress, died aged 71.

27 February 1957, Timothy Spall, actor, was born.

18 February 1957, Vanna White, TV game show presenter, was born.

17 January 1957, Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, was born in Walton, Liverpool (died 2017)

14 January 1957, Humphrey Bogart, American film actor and 1951 Oscar winner, died of throat cancer.

8 January 1957, Amanda Burton, actress, was born

3 January 1957, Frank Dicopoulos, US actor, was born in Akron, Ohio

29 December 1956, Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian, was born in Perth, UK.

28 November 1956, Fiona Armstrong, broadcaster, was born

20 November 1956, Bo Derek, actress, was born.

8 November 1956, Richard Curtis, English actor, was born.

20 October 1956, Danny Boyle, English film director, was born in Radcliffe, Manchester

8 October 1956, Stephanie Zimbalist, actress, was born.

20 September 1956, Gary Cole, actor, was born.

17 September 1956, Rita Rudner, comedienne, was born.

21 August 1956, Kim Cattrall, actress, was born.

16 August 1956, Hungarian-born US actor Bela Lugosi died.

18 July1956, Violet Loraine, British actress, died in Haltwhistle, Northumberland (born 26 July1886 in London)

9 July1956, Tom Hanks, actor, was born.

2 July1956, Jerry Hall, actress, was born.

13 May 1956, Richard Madeley, broadcaster, was born.

30 April 1956, Lars von Trier, film director, was born

20 April 1956, Allen Kearns, Canadian actor, died in Albany, new York (born 1893 in Ontario, Canada)

12 March 1956, Grace la Rue, US actress, died in Burlingame, California (born 1882)

7 March 1956, Bryan Cranston, US actor, was born.

27 February 1956, Ethel Levey, US actress, died in New York (born 22 November 1881 in San Francisco)

27 January 1956, Mimi Rogers, actress, was born.

23 January 1956, Hungarian-born British film director Sir Alexander Korda died.

21 January 1956, Geena Davis, actress, was born.

9 January 1956, Imelda Staunton, actress, was born.

7 January 1956, David Caruso, actor, was born.

5 January 1956, Jeanne Marie Mistinguett, French actress, died in Bourgival (born 1873)

13 December 1955, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) made her stage debut at the Union Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.

29 November 1955, Howie Mandel, comedian, was born in Toronto, Ontario

30 September 1955, TV actor James Dean was killed when his Porsche careered off the road near Los Angeles.

21 July1955, Willem Dafoe, actor, was born.,

6/6/1955, Sandra Bernhardt, actress, was born.

27/6/1955, Isabelle Adjani., actress, was born.

19 March 1955, Bruce Willis, actor, was born.

19 February 1955, Jeff Daniels, actor, was born.

3 February 1955, Kirsty Wark, TV presenter, was born.

12 January 1955, Kirstie Alley, actress, was born.

6 January 1955, Rowan Atkinson, actor and comedian, was born.

28 December 1954, Denzel Washington, actor, was born.

22 November 1954, Roy Rene (Mo), comedian, died.

7 September 1954, Corbin Bernsen, actor, was born.

28/6/1954, Alice Krige, actress, was born.

19/6/1954, Kathleen Turner, actress, was born.

30 April 1954, Jane Campion, film director, was born.

18 April 1954, Easter Sunday. Rick Moranis, comedian, was born.

16 April 1954, Ellen Barkin, US actress, was born in New York City.

10 April 1954, Auguste Lumiere, French cinema pioneer, died.

9 April 1954, Dennis Quaid, actor, was born.

8 April 1954, Fritzi Scheff, US actress and singer, died aged 74.

2 April 1954, Ron Palillo, actor, was born (died 2012).

17 March 1954, Lesley Anne Down, actress, was born.

18 February 1954 John Travolta, US film actor, was born in Englewood, New York State.

17 February 1954, Rene Russo, actress, was born.

2 February 1954, Christie Brinkley, actress, was born.

1 February 1954, Bill Mumy, actor, was born.

29 January 1954, Oprah Winfrey, actress and TV host, was born.

6 January 1954, Anthony Minghella, director, was born.

9 December 1953, John Malkovich, actor, was born.

25 November 1953, James Hayden, US actor, was born.

16 November 1953, Griff Rhys Jones, writer, was born.

13 October 1953, Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor died from lung cancer aged 50

12 October 1953, David Threlfall, actor, was born.

9 October 1953, Tony Shalhoub, actor, was born.

8 October 1953, Nigel Bruce, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), died from a heart attack aged 58.

4 October 1953, Tcheky Karyo, Turkish actor, was born.

17 July1953, Maude Adams, US actress (born 11 November 1872) died.

13/6/1953, Tim Allen, comedian and actor, was born.

19 May 1953, Victoria Wood, comedienne, was born.

19 April 1953, Ruby Wax, comedienne, was born.

22 March 1953, Nigel Planer, actor, actor, was born.

16 March 1953, Isabelle Huppert, actress, was born.

17 February 1953, Norman Pace, actor, was born.

8 February 1953, Mary Steenburgen, actress, was born.

20 December 1952, Jenny Agutter, actress, was born.

10 December 1952, Susan Dey, actress, was born.

9 December 1952, Michael Dorn, US actor (Trek Next Generation), was born in Luling, Texas.

3 December 1952, Mel Smith, English actor, was born.

30 November 1952, Mandy Patinkin, US actor, was born.

3 November 1952, Rosanne Barr, actress and comedienne, was born.

27 October 1952, Roberto Benigni, actor, was born

25 September 1952, Christopher Reeve, US actor, was born.

16 September 1952, Vesta Tilley, British music hall entertainer, died in Monte Carlo (born 1864)

9 September 1952, Joseph Allen Sr, US actor, died aged 79

6 September 1952, Gertrude Lawrence, British actress, died in New York (born 4 July1898 in London)

18 August 1952, Patrick Swayze, actor, was born,

7 August 1952, Alexei Sayle, comedian, was born.

6 August 1952, Ella Shields, US comedian, died in Morecambe, Lancashire (born 26 September 1879 in Baltimore)

31 July1952, Alan Autry, actor, was born.

27 July1952, Roxanne Hart, US actress, was born.

22/6/1952, Alastair Stewart, broadcaster, was born.

7/6/1952, Liam Neeson, actor, was born.

4 May 1952, Michael Barrymore, actor and comedian, was born.

27 March 1952, Maria Schnieder, actress, was born.

24 October 1951, Todd Crespi, actor, was born in Frankfurt, Germany.

9 August 1951, James Naughtie, broadcaster, was born.

6 August 1951, Daryl Somers, TV presenter, was born.

5 August 1951, John Jarratt, actor, was born.

21 July1951, Robin Williams, actor and comedian, was born.

8 July1951, Angelica Huston, actress, was born.

6 July1951, Geoffrey Rush, actor, was born.

13 May 1951, Selina Scott, broadcaster, was born.

20 April 1951, Luther Vandross, singer, was born.

17 April 1951, Olivia Hussey, actress, was born.

4 April 1951, Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer died (born 1881)

17 March 1951, Kurt Russell, actress, was born.

16 March 1951, Kate Nelligan, actress, was born.

5 March 1951, Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor, was born.

6 February 1951, Kevin Whately, actor, was born.

12 January 1951, Kirstie Alley, actress, was born.

18 December 1950, Gillian Armstrong, film director, was born

31 October 1950, Jane Pauley, news anchor, was born.

23 October 1950, Al Jolson, US film actor, died aged 64.

21 September 1950, Bill Murray, actor, was born.

18 September 1950, Siobhan Davies, choreographer, was born

16 September 1950, Loyd Grossman, broadcaster, was born

6 July1950, Geraldine James, actress, was born

11/6/1950, Gemma Craven, actress, was born.

4/6/1950, Bhaskar Bhattacharyya, film maker, was born (died 10 February 2006)

1/6/1950, Gemma Craven, actress, was born.

12 May 1950, Jenni Murray, broadcaster, was born.

11 May 1950, Jeremy Paxman, TV broadcaster, was born.

26 April 1950, Peter Schaufuss, ballet dancer, was born.

18 February 1950, John Hughes, film director, was born.

5 February 1950, Marie-Pierre Castel, French actress, was born.

23 January 1950, Richard Dean Anderson, actor, was born.

16 January 1950, Debbie Allen, actress, was born.

5 January 1950, Malcolm Hardee, comedian, was born (died 2 February 2005).

2 January 1950, Mark Sharman, ITV Director of Sport, was born.

25 December 1949, Sissy Spacek, actress, was born

15 December 1949, Don Johnson, actor, was born

11 December 1949, Teri Garr, actress, was born.

4 December 1949, Jeff Bridges, actor, was born.

6 November 1949, Nigel Havers, actor, was born.

21 October 1949, Jacques Copeau, French actor, died in Beaune.

8 October 1949, Sigourney Weaver, actress, was born/

25 September 1949, Anson Williams, USactor, was born in Los Angeles, California.

16 September 1949, Susan Ruttan, US actress, was born in Oregon City, Oregon.

31 August 1949, Richard Gere, actor, was born.

7 July1949, Shelley Duval, actress, was born.

3 July1949, Susan Penhaligon, actress, was born.

22/6/1949, Meryl Streep, actress, was born.

15/6/1949, Simon Callow, actor, was born.

24 May 1949, Jim Broadbent, actor, was born.

2 May 1949, Alan Titchmarsh, gardener and TV personality, was born in Ilkley, England

25 April 1949, Ian Copeland, impresario and booking agent, was born (died 23 May 2006)

8 April 1949, John Madden, film director, was born.

6 April 1949, Seymour Hicks, British actor, died aged 78

29 March 1949, Eric Idle, comedian, was born.

22 March 1949, Fanny Ardant, actress, was born.,

16 March 1949, Leyland Hodgson, British-born US actor, died aged 56.

24 January 1949, John Belushi, actor, was born

9 January 1949, British comedian Tommy Handley died.

27 December 1948, Gerard Depardieu, French actor, was born.

9 November 1948, Vincent Schiavelli, actor, was born (died 26 December 2005)

3 November 1948, Lulu, or Marie Lawrie, actress, was born.

30 October 1948, Richard Alston, choreographer, was born

17 October 1948, Margot Kidder, actress, was born.

29 September 1948, Bryant Gumbel, TV host, was born.

27 September 1948, Barbara Dixon, actress, was born.

19 September 1948, Jeremy Irons, actor, was born.

17 August 1948, Julian Fellowes, actor, was born

11 August 1948, Don Boyd, film director, was born.

23 July1948, US film director David Wark Griffith died.

17 July1948, Wayne Sleep, dancer, was born.

2 July1948, Saul Rubinek, actor and filmmaker, was born in Fuhrenwald displaced persons camp, Germany

9/6/1948, Nick Clarke, BBC broadcaster, was born (died 23 November 2006).

24 February 1948, Denis Waterman, actor, was born.

28 January 1948, Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet dancer, was born.

16 January 1948, John Carpenter, film director, was born.

29 December 1947, Ted Danson, actor, was born in San Diego.

29 October 1947, Richard Dreyfuss, actor, was born

24 October 1947, Kevin Kline, actor, was born.

17 October 1947, Michael McKean, actor, was born.

26 August 1947, Anne Archer, actress, was born.

31 July1947, Richard Griffiths, actor, was born in Thornaby on Tees, North Yorkshire, England (died 2013)

22 July1947, Danny Glover, actor, was born.

14 July1947, Julia Somerville, broadcaster, was born.

25/6/1947, Billy Merson, British actor, died in London (born 29 March 1881 in Nottingham)

28 May 1947, Faith Brown, impressionist, was born.

20 May 1947, Greg Dyke, TV executive, was born.

30 April 1947, Leslie Grantham, actor, was born.

15 April 1947, Lois Chiles, actress and model, was born in Houston, Texas;

12 April 1947, David Letterman, US talk show host, was born.

24 March 1947, Sir Alan Sugar, British businessman and TV personality, was born.

16 March 1947, Robin Williams, actor and comedian, was born.

24 February 1947, Edward James Olmos, actor, was born.

22 February 1947, Pirjo Honkasalo, film director, was born in Helsinki, Finland

19 February 1947, Gustavo Rodr�guez, actor, was born in Ciudad Bol�var, Venezuela (died 2014)

2 January 1947, Larry David, comedy writer, actor and TV producer, was born in Brooklyn, New York

17 December 1946, Eugene Levy, Canadian film and TV comedian, was born in Hamilton, Ontario

25 September 1946, Felicity Kendal, actress, was born.

26 August 1946, Alison Steadman, actress, was born

15 August 1946, Tony Robinson, actor, was born.

5 August 1946, Loni Anderson, actress, was born.

19 July1946, Mrs Norma Jeane Dougherty, former munitions factory worker and model, took a screen test at 20th Century Fox Studios. The studio suggested she adopt the name Marilyn, after the 1920s musical star Marilyn Miller, and she decided on the last name Monroe, her mother�s maiden name. For 6 months after she signed, she learnt about make-up, hair and acting. She divorced her husband, James Dougherty, a former US Merchant marine, in September 1946.

16/6/1946, James Bolam, actor, was born.

2 May 1946, David Suchet, actor, was born.

5 April 1946, Jane Asher, actress, was born.

12 March 1946, Liza Minelli, US actress, was born.

18 February 1946, Michael Buerk, TV newscaster, was born.

17 February 1946, Dorothy Gibson, US silent film star, died aged 56.

17 December 1945, Christopher Cazenove, actor, was born.

21 November 1945, Goldie Hawn, actress, was born.

30 October 1945. Henry Winkler, actor, was born.

28 October 1945, Gilbert Emery, US actor, died aged 70.

20 October 1945, George Wyner, actor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

19 October 1945, Divine, actor, was born.

3 October 1945, Christopher Bruce, dancer, was born.

21 September 1945, Jerry Bruckheimer, TV film producer, was born.

2/6/1945, Jon Peters, film producer, was born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California.

5 January 1945, Roger Spottiswoode, film director, was born in Ottawa, Canada

25 December 1944, Kenny Everett, radio and TV comedian, was born.

14/6/1944, Joe Grifasi, US actor, was born.

10 May 1944, Jim Abrahams, film director was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin

21 March 1944, Hilary Minster, actor, was born in Surrey, England (died 1999);

6 January 1944, Bonnie Franklin, actress, was born.

27 December 1943, Rupert Julian, New Zealand-born film director and actor, died aged 64.

8 October 1943, Chevy Chase, actor, was born.

7/6/1943, Michael Pennington, actor, was born

27 May 1943, Cilla Black, singer and presenter of the TV show Blind Date, was born.

20 April 1943, Edie Sedgwick, actress, was born

25 March 1943, Paul Michael Glaser, actor, was born

29 January 1943, Tony Blackburn, British radio presenter, was born.

6 January 1943, Luciano Virgilio, Italian actor, was born.

5 December 1942, Randy Kirby, US actor was born in Chicago, Illinois

29 October 1942, Bob Ross, TV host, was born in Daytona Beach, Florida (died 1995)

21 October 1942, Judith Sheindlin, US TV personality (Judge Judy), was in Brooklyn, New York

15 October 1942, Penny Marshall, actress, was born.

5 September 1942, Werner Herzog, German film director, was born.

16 August 1942, John Challis, English actor, was born.

10/6/1942, Gordon Burns, TV presenter, was born.

12 May 1942, Susan Hampshire, actress, was born

23 April 1942, Sandra Dee, actress, was born (died 20 February 2005)

14 March 1942, Rita Tushington, actress, was born

21 February 1942, Margarethe von Trotta, film director, was born in Berlin, Germany

19 January 1942. Michael Crawford, British comedy actor, was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, as Michael Dumble-Smith.

13 August 1941, J Stuart Blackton, English-born US film producer, died aged 66.

4 August 1941, Martin Jarvis, actor, was born

28 July1941, Colin Higgins, US film director, was born.

20/6/1941, Stephen Frears, film director, was born.

8 February 1941, Nick Nolte, US actor, was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

26 January 1941, Scott Glen, actor, was born.

25 January 1941, Gregory Sierra, US actor, wasborn in New York City (died 2021)

8 December 1940, Jenny Linden, English actress, was born.

16 November 1940, Donna McKechnie, US actress, was born.

6 October 1940, Sukumari, Indian film actress, was born in Nagercoil, British India (died 2013)

25 May 1940, Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director, died aged 67.

25 April 1940, Al Pacino, actor, was born.

10 March 1940, Chuck Norris, actor, was born.

9 March 1940, Raul Julia, actor, was born.

2 February 1940, Sir David Jason, actor, was born.

22 January 1940, John Hurt, actor, was born.

19 January 1940, Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born (died 29 July2007)

10 November 1939, Russell Means, actor, was born.

27 October 1939, John Cleese, English comedy actor, was born in Weston Super Mare.

7 October 1939, Clive James, TV broadcaster, was born in Sydney.

3 October 1939, Fay Templeton, US actress, died aged 73.

26 September 1939, Ricky Tomlinson, actor, was born.

1 September 1939, Lily Tomlin, actress, was born.

16 August 1939, Sir Trevor McDonald, broadcaster, was born.

31 July1939,Susan Flannery, soap opera actress, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

30 July1939, Peter Bogdanovich, film director, was born.

22 July1939, Gila Almagor, Israeli actress, was born

16 July1939, Colin Redgrave, actor, was born.

23 April 1939, Lee Majors, actor, was born in Wyandotte, Michigan.

20 April 1939, Ray Brooks, actor, was born.

21 February 1939, Richard Beymer, US actor was born in Avoca , Iowa.

11 December 1938, Reg Livermore, entertainer, was born

23 October 1938, Derek Jacobi, actor, was born.

20 October 1938, Emidio Greco, Italian director and screenwriter, was born.

29 August 1938, Elliott Gould, actor, was born.

11 August 1938, Anna Massey, actress, was born

3 August 1938, Terry Wogan, TV broadcaster, was born in Limerick, Ireland.

22 July1938, Terence Stamp, actor, was born.

20 April 1938, Peter Snow, radio and television presenter and historian, was born in Dublin, Ireland

27 February 1938, Pascale Petit, French actress, was born in Paris, France.

13 February 1938, Oliver Reed, actor, was born.

22 January 1938, Brook Williams, actor, was born (died 29 April 2005).

31 December 1937, Anthony Hopkins, actor, was born.

8 December 1937, Laddie Cliff, British actor, died in Montana, Switzerland (born 3 September 1891 in Bristol)

27 November 1937, Rodney Bewes, actor, was born

4 November 1937, Loretta Swit, actress, was born.

18 August 1937, Robert Redford, actor, was born.

8 August 1937, Actor Dustin Hoffman was born.

3 August 1937, Steven Berkoff, actor, was born

27 July1937, Jerry Juhl , film and TV writer, was born (died 27 September 2005).

7/6/1937, Jean Harlow, US actress, died.

1/6/1937, Morgan Freeman, US actor, was born.

1 May 1937, Una Stubbs, actress, was born

11 April 1937, Jill Gascoine, British TV actress, was born in London, England (died 2020)

30 March 1937, Warren Beatty, actor, was born.

17 March 1937, Galina Samsova, ballet dancer, was born.

7 February 1937, Peter Jay, TV broadcaster, was born.

29 December 1936, Mary Tyler Moore, actress, was born.

25 December 1936, Ismail Merchant, film director, was born (died 25 May 2005).

8 December 1936, David Carradine, actor, was born.

30 October 1936, Michael Landon, actor, was born.

26 October 1936, Shelley Morrison, actress, was born in New York City

16 October 1936, Peter Bowles, actor, was born

8 October 1936, David Carradine, actor, was born.

24 September 1936, Jim Henson, puppeteer, was born.

16 September 1936, Henry A Lytton, British actor, died in London (born 1860 in London)

18 August 1936, Robert Redford, actor, was born.

9 July1936, Richard Wilson, actor, was born.

6 July1936, Dave Allen, comedian, was born (died 10 March 2005)

7/6/1936, Jobyana Howland, US actress, died in Los Angeles (born 31 March 1880 in Indianopolis).

17 May 1936, Dennis Hopper, actor, was born.

16 May 1936, Roy Hudd, actor, was born.

7 April 1936, Marilyn Miller, US actress, died in New York (born 1 September 1898 in Evansville, Indiana)

23 March 1936, Oscar Asche, Australian actor, died in London (born in Geelong, 16 January 1871)

19 March 1936, Ursula Andress, actress, was born.

17 March 1936, Patty Maloney, actress, was born in Perkinsville, New York.

11 February 1936, Burt Reynolds, US actor, was born.

16 January 1936, Michael White, film producer, was born.

8 December 1935, C Hayden Coffin, British actor, died in London (born 22 April 1862 in Manchester)

10 November 1935, Roy Scheider, actor, was born

30 October 1935, Michael Winner, film director, was born

29 October 1935, Michael Jayston, actor, was born

24 October 1935, Sir Mark Tully, broadcaster, was born

1 October 1935, Julie Andrews, star in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, was born in Walton on Thames.

23 September 1935, William de Wolf Hopper, US actor, died in Kansas City Missouri (born 30.3.1858 in New York)

28 August 1935, Harold Snoad, English television producer, was born

18 August 1935, Sir Howard Morrison, entertainer, was born.

8 August 1935, John Laws, radio presenter, was born.

21 July1935, Julian Pettifer, broadcaster, was born.

17 July1935. Donald Sutherland, actor, was born.

11/6/1935, Gene Wilder, actor, was born.

6/6/1935, George Grossmith Jr, British actor, died in London (born 11 May 1874 in London)

2/6/1935, Roger Brierley, actor, was born (died 23 September 2005)

20 May 1935, Mickey Rose, US actor, was born (died 2013).

14 May 1934, Sian Phillips, actress, was born.

19 April 1935, British comedian Dudley Moore was born.

31 March 1935, Richard Chamberlain, actor, was born.

28 March 1935, Michael Parkinson, TV broadcaster, was born.

27 March 1935, Julian Glover, actor, was born.

27 February 1935, Lilian Gish, actress, was born.

25 February 1935, Sally Jessy Raphael, TV talk show host, was born.

9 January 1935, Bob Denver, actor, was born.

9 December 1934, Dame Judi Dench, actress, was born.

23 November 1934, Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor, died aged 79.

22 November 1934, Harry Steppe, US vaudeville performer, died aged 46

28 September 1934, Brigitte Bardot, actress, female role model, was born in Paris.

20 September 1934, Sophia Loren, actress, was born.

24 August 1934, Barbara Eden, actress, was born.

8 August 1934, Keith Barron, actor, was born.

28 July1934, Marie Dressler, US film star, died at santa Barbara, California (born 9 November 1860, Coburg, Ontario, Canada).

21 July1934, Sir Jonathan Miller, actor and film director, was born.

16/6/1934, Dame Eileen Atkins, actress, was born.

3 March 1934, Josephine Grace Johanna Scoglio, actress, was born (died 30 April 1972),

14 February 1934, Florence |Henderson, actress, was born.

13 February 1934, George Segal, actor, was born.

22 January 1934, Bill Bixby, actor, was born.

19 January 1934, Patsy Rowlands, actress, was born (died 22 January 2005).

31 December 1933, Eddie Bunker, actor (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs) was born (died 19 July2005)

21 October 1933, Georgia Brown, British actress, was born in London

29 July1933, Anne Rogers, British actress, was born in Liverpool

29/6/1933, Fatty Arbuckle, actor, died.

11/6/1933, Gene Wilder, actor, was born.

23 May 1933, Joan Collins, actress, was born.

15 April 1933, Elizabeth Montgomery, actress, was born.

9 April 1933, Gian Maria Volont�, Italian actor, was born in Milan, Italy (died 1994)

6 April 1933, Dudley Sutton, British actor, was born.

3 March 1933, Margaret Fink, Australian film producer, was born.

22 February 1933, Sheila Hancock, actress, was born.

13 February 1933, Kim Novak, actress, was born.

15 January 1933, Frank Bough, TV broadcaster, was born.

12 January 1933, Michael Aspel, TV broadcaster, was born.

29 December 1932, Inga Swenson, US actress, was born.

10 November 1932, Roy Scheider, actor, was born.

19 October 1932, Robert Reed, actor, was born.

2 August 1932, Peter O�Toole, actor, was born.

7 December 1932, Ella Burstyn, actress, was born.

8 July1932, Brian Walden, broadcaster, was born.

22/6/1932, Amrish Puri, actor, was born (died 12 January 2005)

18 May 1932, Harry Randall, British comedian, died in London (born 22 March 1860 in London)

13 May 1932, Gianni Boncompagni, Italian television host, was born.

19 April 1932, Jayne Mansfield, US actress, was born.

11 April 1932, Joel Grey, US actor, was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

18 February 1932, Milos Forman, Czech film director and actor, was born.

19 January 1932, Richard Lester, film director, was born.

12 January 1932, Des O�Connor, entertainer, was born.

23 November 1931, Leonora Braham, British actress, died in London.

23 October 1931, English actress Diana Dors was born.

10 September 1931, Norman Morrice, choreographer, was born.

20/6/1931, Martin Landau, actor, was born.

22 March 1931, William Shatner, actor, was born.

15 February 1931, Claire Bloom, actress, was born.

8 February 1931, James Dean, US actor, was born.

7 February 1931, Gloria Talbott, US actress, was born in Glendale, California (died 2000)

23 January 1931, Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina, died.

19 January 1931, Tippi Hedren, actress, was born.

17 January 1931, James Earl Jones, actor, was born.

13 January 1931, Charles Nelson Reilly, actor, was born.

5 January 1931, Robert Duvall, US actor, was born.

8 December 1930, Stan Richards, actor, was born (died 11 February 2005).

4 December 1930, Ronny Corbett, comedian, was born.

10 November 1930, Kazuo Kuroki, film director, was born (died 12 April 2006)

29 October 1930, Hilda Bernard, Argentine actress; was born in Puerto Deseado

1 October 1930, Sir Richard Harris, actor, was born.

18 September 1930, Ray Alan, ventriloquist, was born

26 August 1930, US actor Lon Chaney died.

25 August 1930, Sean Connery, British film actor who played the leading role in seven James Bond movies, was born in Edinburgh as Thomas Connery.

13 August 1930, Bernard Manning, comedian, was born (died 18/6/2007)

3 August 1930, James Komack, US film director and actor, was born in New York City (died 1997)

29 July1930, Paul Taylor, dancer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (died 2018)

26 July1930, Barbara Jetford, actress, was born.

8 July1930, Michael Codron, theatrical producer, was born.

28/6/1930, Jack Gold, film director, was born

24/6/1930, Claude Chabrol, film director, was born.

1/6/1930, Birth of TV actor Edward Woodward, best known for The Equaliser.

4 January 1930, Iain Cuthbertson, actor, was born.

30 March 1930, Rolf Harris, Australian entertainer and cartoonist, was born.

24 March 1930, Steve McQueen, US actor, was born.

27 February 1930, Joanne Woodward, actress, was born.

10 February 1930, Robert Wagner, actor, was born.

30 January 1930, Gene Hackman, actor, was born.

11 January 1930, Rod Taylor, actor, was born.

11 December 1929, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, dancer and choreographer, was born

12 November 1929, Grace Kelly, US actress, was born.

12 October 1929, Magnus Magnusson, British writer and TV presenter of the quiz show Mastermind, was born in Reykjavik, Iceland.

11 October 1929, Graham Roberts, actor, was born.

20 September 1929, Anna Meara, actress, was born.

14 August 1929, Gene Scott, TV evangelist, was born (died 21 February 2005).

4 August 1929, Kishore Kumar, Indian actor, was born.

24 July1929, Peter Yates, film producer, was born

6/6/1929, Sunil Dutt, actor, was born.

16 May 1929, The first Academy Awards were presented in Hollywood, by the Academy�s President, Douglas Fairbanks.

14 May 1929, Henry McGee, actor, was born (died 28 January 2006)

4 May 1929, Audrey Hepburn, actress, was born.

12 February 1929, Lillie Langtry, US actress, died.

23 January 1929, Jeanne Moreau, actress, was born.

12 November 1928, Grace Kelly, US actress, was born (died 1982)

25 October 1928, Marion Ross, actress, was born.

11 August 1928, Arthur J Lamb, US actor, died (born 12 August 1870)

26 July1928, Stanley Kubrick, US film director, was born (died 1999)

21 July1928, Ellen Terry, British actress, died.

14 July1928, Moira Redmond, actress, was born (died 16 March 2006)

12 July1928, Sir Alistair Burnet, newsreader, was born.

16 February 1928, Eddie Foy, US comedian, died in Kansas City (born 9 March 1854 in new York).

3 February 1928, Val Doonican, Irish entertainer, was born in Waterford.

26 January 1928, Roger Vadim, film director and actor, was born.

23 January 1928, Jeanne Moreau, actress, was born.

21 October 1927, Nadia Nerina, ballerina, was born

1 October 1927, Sandy Gall, broadcaster, was born.

9 July1927, John Drew, US actor, died in San Francisco, California (born 13 November 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

2 July1927, Brock Peters, actor, was born (died 23 August 2005)

13 December 1927, Christopher Plummer, actor, was born

12 December 1927, Honor Blackman, actress, was born.

25 October 1927, Barbara Cook, US actress, was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

18 September 1927, Phyllis Kirk, actress, was born (died 19 October 2006).

30 July1927, Stan Stennett, actor, was born

26 July1927, Danny la Rue, entertainer, was born

4 July1927, Gina Lollobrigida, Hollywood actress, was born.

3 July1927, Ken Russell, film director, was born.

11/6/1927, Dame Beryl Grey, ballerina, was born.

7 April 1927, Ccomedian A Dolan was televised in Whippany, New Jersey, making him the first televised comedian.

17 March 1927, Patrick Allen, actor, was born (died 28 July2006)

23 December 1926, Charlie Williams, comedian, was born (died 2 September 2006)

6 November 1926, Frank Carson, comedian, was born

31 October 1926, Jimmy Savile, British radio and TV presenter, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire.

31 October 1926. The USA magician and escapologist Harry Houdini died, aged 52. He was born as Ehrich Weisz in Hungary and adopted his later name from the conjuror Robert Houdin whose autobiography he read as a young boy. .Determined to match Houdin�s achievements and to haul his family out of poverty, Houdini ran away to New York to begin a life in magic and entertainment which would enthral thousands. He escaped from handcuffs in an underwater nailed packing crate, and later exposed many psychic frauds. Whilst giving a lecture on spiritualism in Montreal, Houdini was asked if he could withstand a blow to the abdomen. Before he had a chance to prepare himself, Houdini was struck three times by a student. Despite this he managed to perform again, but died of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital a few days later.

16 September 1926, Tommy Bond, actor, was born (died 23 September 2005)

23 August 1926, Rudolf Valentino, Hollywood film star, died.

16 August 1926, Channing Pollock, magician, was born (died 18 March 2006)

22 July1926, Bryan Forbes, film producer, was born.

21 July1926, Bill Pertwee, actor, was born

18 July1926, Richard Pasco, actor, was born.

14 July1926, Harry Dean Stanton, actor, was born.

19 May 1926, David Jacobs, broadcaster, was born.

30 April 1926, Cloris Leachman, actress, was born.

16 February 1926, John Schlesinger, English actor, was born (died 2003).

11 February 1926, Leslie Nielsen, actor, was born.

20 January 1926, Patricia Neal, actress, was born.

17 January 1926, Moira Shearer, ballerina, was born (died 31 January 2006)

15 January 1926, Maria Schell, actress, was born.

14 January 1926, Warren Mitchell, actor, was born.

8 December 1925, Sammy Davis Junior, US actor, was born.

2 December 1925, Julie Harris, actress, was born in Grosse Point, Michigan (died 2013)

17 November 1925, Rock Hudson, US actor, was born.

23 October 1925, Johnny Carson, TV presenter, was born (died 23 January 2005).

17 October 1925, Harry Carpenter, broadcaster, was born.

11 October 1925, Richard Burton, Welsh actor who was married to Elizabeth Taylor twice, was born this day.

22 September 1925, William Franklyn, actor, was born (died 31 October 2006)

8 September 1925, Peter Sellers, comic TV actor, was born.

2 August 1925, Alan Whicker, widely-travelled TV reporter, was born in Cairo, Egypt.

15 July1925, Harry Dean Stanton, actor, was born.

23/6/1925, Miriam Karlin, actress, was born.

21/6/1925, Maureen Stapleton, actress, was born (died 13 March 2006)

15/6/1925, Richard Baker, broadcaster, was born

22 April 1925, George Cole, actor, was born

4 April 1925, Dorothy Alison, actress, was born.

20 February 1925, Robert Altman, film director, was born

8 February 1925, Jack Lemmon, actor and film director, was born.

7 February 1925, Dora Bryan, actress, was born.

26 January 1925, Paul Newman, US actor, was born.

21 January 1925, Benny Hill, English comedian, was born in Southampton.

9 November 1924, Lord John Ulick Knatchbull Brabourne, film producer, was born (died 22 September 2005)

4 October 1924, Charlton Heston, the film star in Ben Hur, was born.

16 September 1924, Lauren Bacall, Hollywood actress, was born.

7 August 1924, Kenneth Kendall, broadcaster, was born.

29 July1924, Jocelyne Rickards, film costume designer, was born (died 7 July2005)

21 July1924, Don Knotts, actor and comedian, was born.

7/6/1924, Dolores Gray, US actress, was born in Chicago (died 2002)

22 May 1924, Charles Aznavour, actor, was born.

13 May 1924, Bea Arthur, actress, was born

12 May 1924, Tony Hancock, English comedian, was born (died 1968).

29 April 1924,Zizi Jean Marie, dancer, was born.

21 April 1924, Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (born Lombardy, Italy, 3 October 1859) died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

3 April 1924, Marlon Brando, US Hollywood actor, was born.

23 March 1924, TE Dunville, British comedian, was born

19 March 1924, Mary Wimbush, actress, was born (died 31 October 2005)

19 February 1924, Lee Marvin, actor, was born.

8 January 1924, Ron Moody, actor, was born.

26 December 1923, Jack Pleasants, British comedian, died in Bradford, Yorkshire (born 17 August 1874 in Bradford)

22 December 1923, John Ebdon, TV broadcaster, was born (died 19 March 2005)

9 December 1923, Meggie Albanesi, British actress, died aged 24.

24 October 1923, Sir Robin Day, TV interviewer, was born this day.

9 October 1923, Donald Sinden, actor, was born.

4 October 1923, Charlton Heston, US actor, was born

29 August 1923, British film director and actor Sir David Attenborough was born.

11 July1923, Albert Chevalier, btritish actor, was born in Notting Hill, London.

29 April 1923, Irvin Kershner, film director, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (died 2010)

25 April 1923, Melissa Hayden, ballerina, was born (died 8 August 2006)

13 April 1923, Don Adams, actor, was born.

22 March 1923, Marcel Marceau, mime artist, was born.

28 February 1923, Charles Durning, actor, was born.

19 January 1923, Jean Stapleton, actress, was born.

3 December 1922, Sven Nykvist, cinematographer, was born (died 20 September 2006)

13 November 1922, Charles Bronson, US actor, was born.

9 November 1922, Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer and dancer, in Cleveland, Ohio (died 1965)

17 October 1922, Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, was born in Montreal, Quebec (died 2012)

17 September 1922, Ursula Howells, actress, was born (died 16 October 2005)

16 September 1922, Janis Paige, US actress, was born in Tacoma, Washington.

8 September 1922, Sid Caesar, comedian, was born.

26 July1922, Blake Edwards, film director, was born.

21/6/1922. Judy Holliday, US actress, was born in New York (died 7/6/1965 in New York)

11/6/1922, Michael Cacoyannis, film director, was born.

10/6/1922, Judy Garland, US actress, was born.

3/6/1922, Alain Resnais, film director, was born.

27 May 1922, Christopher Lee, English actor, was born.

5 August 1922, Sandy Kenyon, actor was born in New York City (died 2010)

18 April 1922, Avril Singers, actress, was born (died 9 November 2005)

25 January 1922, Raymond Baxter, broadcaster, was born (died 15 September 2006)

17 January 1922, Betty White, actress, was born.

8 December 1921, Terence Morgan, actor, was born (died 25 August 2005).

4 December 1921, Deanna Durbin, Canadian actress, was born in Winnipeg.

3 November 1921, Charles Bronson, actor, was born.

16 October 1921, Michael Conrad, US actor, was born in New York City (died 1983)

9 September 1921, Charlie Chaplin arrived at Waterloo Station, London, on the boat train from Southampton, to a rapturous welcome. He was staying at the Ritz Hotel, socially a million miles from his childhood days in Lambeth.

8 September 1921, Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian, was born.

27/6/1921, Muriel Pavlow, actress, was born

8/6/1921, Sheila Ryan, US actress, was born.

21/6/1921, Jane Russell, US actress, was born.

10 May 1921, Nancy Walker, US actress, was born in Philadelphia

16 April 1921. Peter Ustinov, actor, was born.

28 March 1921. Dirk Bogarde, English film actor, was born in Hampstead, London.

22 March 1921, Nino Manfredi, Italian actor, was born.

2 March 1921, Kenji Misumi, Japanese film director; was born in Kyoto (died 1975)

24 February 1921, Abe Vigoda, US actor, was born (died 2016)

27 January 1921, Donna Read, actress, was born.

30 November 1920, Virginia Mayo, actress, was born (died 17 January 2005).

19 October 1920, LaWanda Page, African-US actress was born in St Louis (died 2002)

17 October 1920, Montgomery Clift, actor, was born.

1 October 1920, Walter Matthau, US actor, was born.

27 September 1920, William Conrad, actor, was born.

18 September 1920, Jack Warden, actor, was born (died 19 July2006)

17 September 1920, Dinah Sheridan, actress, was born.

17 August 1920, Maureen O'Hara, Irish-born US film actress, was born (died 2015)

29/6/1920, Ray Harryhausen, film producer, was born.

18/6/1920, Ian Carmichael, actor, was born

30 March 1920, Turhan Bey, actor, was born in Vienna, Austria.

6 March 1920, Lewis Gilbert, British film director, was born in Hackney, London (died 2018)

3 March 1920, James Doohan, actor, was born (died 20 July2005).

4 February 1920, Norman Wisdom, British comedian, was born as Norman Wisden.

3 February 1920, Bibi Osterwald, actress, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

18 January 1920, Constance Moore, actress, was born (died 16 September 2005)

10 July1919, Ian Wallace, actor, was born.

7 July1919, Jon Pertwee, actor, was born,

29/6/1919, Slim Pickens, actor, was born.

16 April 1919, Merce Cunningham., choreographer, was born.

17 April 1919, The United Artists film distribution company was founded in Hollywood.

18 February 1919, Jack Palance, actor, was born.

18 December 1918, Betty Grable, US actress, was born.

9 December 1918, Kirk Douglas, US actor, was born.

22 October 1918, Myrtle Gonzalez, US actress, was born.

14 July1918, Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman was born.

1/6/1918, Nathalie Krassovska, ballerina, was born (died 8 February 2005).

3 May 1918, Mona Inglesby, ballerina, was born (died 6 October 2006)

17 April 1918, William Holden, actor, was born in Illinois, USA.

16 April 1918, Spike Milligan, British-Irish actor and comedian, was born.

28 February 1918, Alfred Burke, actor, was born

4 February 1918, Ida Lupino, actress, was born.

29 January 1918, John Forsythe, actor, was born.

11 July1917, Yul Brynner, US actor, was born.

6 August 1917, Robert Mitchum, Hollywood actor, was born in Connecticut, USA.

30 May 1917, Pamela May, dancer, was born (died 6/6/2005).

25 April 1917, Ella Fitzgerald, singer, was born.

15 April 1917, Hans Conried, US voice actor, was born in Baltimore (died 1982).

22 March 1917, Virginia Grey, US actress, was born.

6 February 1917, Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress, was born.

24 January 1917, Ernest Borgnine, actor, was born.

18 December 1916, Bettie Grable, US actress, was born.

9 December 1916, Kirk Douglas, actor, was born.

8 December 1916, Richard Fleischer, US film director, was born in New York City (died 2006)

23 November 1916, Michael Gough, actor, was born.

4 November 1916, Walter Cronkite, news broadcaster, was born.

27 October 1916, Bob de Lange, Dutch actor, was born.

5 October 1916, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, actor, was born (died 12 September 2005).

11/6/1919, Richard Todd, actor, was born.

5 April 1916, Gregory Peck, US actor, was born.

26 February 1916, Jackie Gleason, actor, was born.

18 December 1915, Betty Grable, actress, was born.

7 December 1915, Eli Wallach, actor, was born.

11 July1915, Yul Brynner, actor, was born in Sakhalin (died 10 October 1985)

7 July1915, Yul Brynner, actor, was born.

6 May 1915, Orson Wells, American actor and film director, was born.

21 April 1915, Anthony Quinn, actor, was born.

29 January 1915, Victor Mature, actor, was born.

26 January 1915, William Hopper, actor, was born.

13 December 1914, Fred Coe, US television producer, was born.

10 December 1914, Dorothy Lamour, actress, was born.

26 October 1914, Jackie Coogan, actor, was born.

5 May 1914, US actor Tyrone Power was born.

2 April 1914, British actor Sir Alec Guinness was born.

26 February 1914, Robert Alda, actor, was born.

20 January 1914, Roy Plomley, who created �Desert Island Discs�, was born. He began his career as a copywriter for an advertising agency then became an actor. He then became an announcer for a French commercial radio station. He was awarded the OBE in 1975.

4 January 1914, Jane Wyman, actress, was born.

30 November 1913. Charlie Chaplin made his film debut in Mack Sennett�s short film Making a Living.

9 November 1913, Hedy Lamarr, actor, was born.

2 November 1913, Burt Lancaster, US actor, was born.

19 September 1913, Frances Farmer, actress, was born.

25/6/1913, Cyril Fletcher, TV comedian, was born (died 2 January 2006).

13/6/1913, Ralph Livingstone Edwards, creator of the TV series This Is Your Life, was born (died 16 November 2005)

18 January 1913, Danny Kaye, US actor, was born (died 1987).

21 November 1912, Eleanor Powell, actress, was born.

25 October 1912, Minnie Pearl, comedian, was born.

23 August 1912, Gene Kelly, US singer and dancer, was born

12 August 1912, Samuel Fuller, US film director, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts (died 1997)

23 May 1912, Betty Astell, actress, was born (died 27 July2005).

11 May 1912, Phil Silvers, US actor famous for his role as Sergeant Bilko, was born.

21 April 1912, Marcel Camus, film director, was born.

8 April 1912, Emily Soldene, British actress, died in London (born 9 March 1840 in Islington, London)

13 February 1912, Margaretta Scott, actress, was born (died 15 April 2005).

26 September 1911, Mildred Shay, actress, was born (died 15 October 2005).

1 September 1911, Mary Dees, actress, was born (died 4 August 2005).

6 August 1911, Lucille Ball, US TV actress, was born.

16 July1911, US actress Ginger Rogers was born.

6/6/1911. Edward Harrigan, US comedian, died in new York (born 26 October 1844 in New York)

3/6/1911, Paulette Goddard, actress, was born.

17 May 1911, Maureen O�Sullivan, actress, was born.

5 April 1911, Gordon Jones, actor, was born in Alden, Iowa, USA.

3 March 1911, Jean Harlow, actress, was born.

26 November 1910, Cyril Cusack, actor, was born.

21 November 1910, Eleanor Powell, US actress, was born in Springfield, Masachusetts.

15 November 1910, Geoffrey Toone, actor, was born (died 1/6/2005).

14 July1910, William Hanna, animator, was born.

15 May 1910, Constance Cummings, actress, was born (died 22 November 2005)

23 March 1910, Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film maker, was born/

1 March 1910, British actor David Niven was born.

17 February 1910, Marc Lawrence (Max Goldsmith), actor, was born (died 28 November 2005).

6 January 1910, Loretta Young, actress, was born.

9 December 1909, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, actor, was born

8 November 1909, Katherine Hepburn, US actress, was born.

2/6/1909, June MacCloy, actress, was born (died 5 May 2005).

15 May 1909, British actor James Mason was born.

11 February 1909, Joseph Mankiewicz, film director, was born.

14 January 1909, Joseph Losey, US film director, was born (died 1984).

16 December 1908, Frances Day, US actress, was born in New Jersey State.

11 November 1908, Martin Held, German television and film actor, was born (died 31 January 1992)

9 October 1908, Jacques Tati, French comedian who created Monsieur Hulot�s Holiday, was born.

14 September 1908, Clayton Moore, actor, was born in Chicago, Illinois.

12 July1908, Milton Berle, US comedian, was born in New York.

20 May 1908, US actor James Stewart was born.

7 April 1908, Laurie West, TV weatherman, was born (died 16 March 2005)

23 March 1908, Birth of US actress Joan Crawford.

5 March 1908, Sir Rex Harrison, actor, was born.

20 March 1908, Sir Michael Redgrave, actor, was born.

22 February 1908, Birth of actor John Mills.

5 February 1908, Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twin actresses, were born.

22 December 1907, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, actress, was born.

29 September 1907, Gene Autry, entertainer, was born.

15 September 1907, Fay Wray, actress, was born.

4/6/1907, Rosalind Russell, actress, was born.

26 May 1907, John Wayne, actor, was born.

22 May 1907, Birth of British actor, Laurence Olivier.

12 May 1907, Katharine Hepburn, US actress, was born.

15 February 1907, Cesar Romero, actor, was born.

30 January 1907, Henri Murray, French actor, was born.

13 January 1907, Jeff Morrow, US actor, was born in New York city (died 1993)

13 November 1906, Hermione Baddeley, English actress, was born in Shropshire (died 19 August 1986 in Los Angeles)

5 August 1906, John Huston, film director, was born.

20 July1906, Anton Farber, German actor, was born.

16 July1906, Vincent Sherman, film director, was born (died 18/6/2006)

3 July1906, George Sanders, actor, was born.

3 May 1906, Nancy Astor, actress, was born.

22 April 1906, Eddie Albert, actor, was born (died 26 May 2005).

11 February 1906, Anita Garvin, US actress, was born in New York City (died 1994)

6 February 1906, Nin� Gordini Cervi, Italian actress, was born.

5 February 1906, John Carradine, actor, was born.

13 October 1905, Sir Henry Irving, the first British actor to receive a knighthood, gave his final performance in Bradford, Yorkshire, before collapsing and dying in the arms of his dresser at the Midland Hotel.

18 September 1905. Greta Garbo, the Swedish shop-girl who became a famous film star, was born.

16 May 1905, Bob Hope, US comedian, was born.

3 April 1905, Joseph Jefferson, US actor, died (born 20 February 1829).

16 March 1905, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress, was born in Hamburg, Germany (died 1977)

4 February 1905, Eddie Foy Jr, US actor, was born in New Rochelle, New York

18 January 1905, Chick Chandler, US actor, was born in Kingston, New York (died 1988)

12 January 1905, Tex Ritter, actor, was born.

1904, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) was set up to train actors. In 1905 it moved to premises in Gower Street, London.

2 December 1904, Ann Gilbert, US actress, died (born 21 October 1821).

15 November 1904, Tilly Losch, Austrian actress, was born in Vienna, Austria (died 1975)

29 September 1904, Greer Garson, actress, was born.

7 July1904, James Cagney, film director, was born in New York.

3 May 1904, John Breeden, US actor, was born in San Francisco, California (died 1977)

1 April 1904, Sid Field, English actor was born (died 1950).

18 January 1904, Cary Grant, American film actor, was born in Bristol, England, as Alexander Archibald Leach.

10 January 1904, Ray Bolger, actor, was born.

18/6/1903, Jeanette MacDonald, actress and singer, was born.

29 May 1903, Bob Hope, comedian, was born.

25 May 1903, Ralph Reader, British actor, was born in Crewkerne, Somerset (died 13 May 1982 in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire)

3 May 1903, Actor and singer Bing Crosby was born (died 1977).

28 February 1903, Vincente Minnelli, film director, was born.

9 November 1902, British film director Anthony Asquith was born.

18 July1902, Dimitar Panov, Bulgarian actor, was born (died 1985)

4 April 1902, Louise Leveque de Vilmorin, French actress, was born in Verrieres-le-Buisson, France (died 1969)

27 December 1901, Marlene Dietrich, German actress, was born.

5 December 1901, Walt Disney was born.

28 September 1901, Ed Sullivan, TV show host, was born.

19 September 1901, Joe Pasternak, film producer, was born.

22/6/1901, Jack Whiting, US actor, was born in Philadelphia (15 February 1961)

8 May 1901, GH Macdermott, British comedian, died in London (born 27 February 1845 in London)

7 May 1901, US actor Gary Cooper was born.

14 April 1901, US actors were arrested at the Academy of Music, New York, for wearing costumes on a Sunday.

18 March 1901, Russian-German dancer Tatiana Gsovsky was born.

9 February 1901, James Murray, US actor, was born (died 1936).

27 December 1900, Marlene Dietrich, US actress, was born (died 1992).

6 December 1900, Agnes Moorhead, actress, was born.

27 October 1900, John Boles, US actor, was born in Greenville, Texas (died in San Angelo, Texas, 27 February 1969)

15/6/1900, Mary Ellis, US actress, was born in New York.

6/6/1900, Arthur Askey, British comedian, was born in Liverpool (died 16 November 1982 in London).

22 February 1900, Luis Bunuel, Spanish film maker, was born (died 1983).

12 February 1900, Todd Duncan, US actor, was born in Daneville, Kentucky

24 September 1899, John Clarke, US actor, died (born 3 September 1833).

13 August 1899, Birth of film director Alfred Hitchcock.He was born in Leytonstone, London, the son of a greengrocer.

17 July1899, James Cagney, actor, was born.

5 July1899, Jean Cocteau, film director, poet, artist, novelist, was born in Maisons-Lafitte, France.

22 May 1899, Binnie Hale, British actress, was born in Liverpool (died 10 January 1984 in London)

12 March 1899, Mary Keeley, English actress, died.

31 October 1898, Helena Faucit, English actress, died (born 1817).

18 October 1898, Lotte Lenya, Austrian actress, was born in Vienna (died 27 November 1981 in New York)

13 August 1898, Alfred Hitchcock, film director, born in Leytonstone.

4 July1898, Gertrude Lawrence, British actress, was born in London (died 6 September 1952 in New York)

1 December 1897, Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor, was born in Sydney (died 18 December 1977 in Chicago)

19/6/1897, Moe Howard, comic actor, was born.

26 March 1897, Louise Groody, US actress, was born in Waco, Texas (died in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1961

23 November 1896, Ruth Etting, US actress, was born in David City, Nebraska (died 24 September 1978 in Colorado Springs)

30 October 1896, Ruth Gordon, actress, was born.

14 October 1896, Bud Flanagan, British comedian, was born in Whitechapel, London (died 20 October 1968 in London)

12 January 1896, Tommy Handley, British comedian, was born in Liverpool.

24 December 1895, Carl Brisson, Danish actor, was born in Copenhagen (died in Copenhagen 26 September 1958).

2 October 1895, Bud Abbott, actor and comedian, was born.

13 August 1895, Bert Lahr, US actor, was born in New York (died 4 December 1967 in New York)

4 August 1895, Bobby Howes, British actor, was born in London (died 27 April 1972 in London)

6 May 1895, Rudolph Valentino, actor, was born.

1 February 1895, John Ford, film director, was born.

15 September 1894, Jean Renoir, film director, was born.

31 May 1894, Fred Allen, US actor, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (died 17 March 1956 in New York).

29 May 1894, Beatrice Lillie, Canadian actress, was born in Toronto (died 20 January 1989 in Henley on Thames)

15 May 1894, Stanley Lupino, British actor, was born in London (died 10/6/1942 in London)

11 May 1894, Martha Graham, choreographer, was born.

5 April 1894, Chesney Allen, British comedian, was born in Brighton (died n13 November 1982 in London)

14 February 1894, Jack Benny, actor, was born.

14 October 1893, Lilian Gish, actress, was born.

2 October 1893, David James, English actor, died (born 1839).

17 August 1893, Actress Mae West was born.

7 April 1893, Irene Castle, US actress, was born in new Rochelle, New York.

1 April 1893, Cicely Courtneidge, British actress, was born in Sydney (died 29 April 1980 in London)

10 February 1893, Jimmy Durante, actor, was born.

1 February 1893, In New Jersey, USA, Thomas Edison opened the world�s first film studio.

7 December 1892, Fred Leslie, English actor, died (born 1 April 1855).

25 October 1892, Leo G Carroll, actor, was born.

23 October 1892, Gummo Marx, actor and comedian, was born.

29 July1892, William Powell, actor, was born.

16/6/1892, Henry George Lupino, British actor, was born in London (died 10 November 1959 in London)

13/6/1892, Basil Rathbone, actor, was born.

24 April 1892, Jack Hulbert, British actor, was born in Ely (died 25 March 1978 in London)

31 January 1892, Eddie Cantor, US comedian, was born in New York (died 10 October 1964 in Hollywood)

18 January 1892, Oliver Hardy, comedian in the Laurel and Hardy duo, was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

4 November 1891, Tony Hart, US comedian, died (born 25 July1855).

3 September 1891, Laddie Cliff, British actor, was born in Bristol (died 8 December 1937 in Montana, Switzerland)

3 August 1891, Leslie Henson, British actor, was born in London (died 2 December 1957 in Harrow)

16 July1891, Blossom Seeley, US entertainer, was born in San Francisco (died 17 April 1974 in new York)

20 March 1891, Lawrence Barratt, US actor, died born in Paterson, New Jersey 4 April 1838).

5 December 1890, Fritz Lang, film director, was born.

2 October 1890, Julius Groucho Marx was born (died 1977).

15 August 1890, Phyllis Dare, English actress, was born in London (died 27 April 1975 in Brighton)

16/6/1890, Stan Laurel, of the Laurel and Hardy duo, was born as Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Lancashire (now Cumbria). Oliver Hardy was born in America on 18 January 1892.

24 February 1890, Marjorie Main, actress, was born.

9 November 1889, Claude Rains, actor, was born.

17/6/1889, John Gilbert, US actor, died (born 27 February 1810).

16 April 1889, Birth of comedian Sir Charles Chaplin in Kennington, London (died 1977). He was the son of two music hall entertainers.

3 March 1889, Alice Delysia, French actress, was born in Paris (died 10 February 1979)

24 December 1888, Michael Curtiz, film director, was born.

23 November 1888, Harpo Marx, one of the Marx Brothers comedy team, was born in New York City.

16/6/1888, Bobby Clarke, US comedian, was born in Springfield, Ohio (died 12 February 1960 in New York)

21 March 1888, Thomas German Reed, British actor, died in London (born 17/6/1817)

12 March 1888, Vaslav Nijinski, ballet dancer and choreographer, was born.

20 August 1887, Julia Sanderson, US actress, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts (died 27 January 1975 in Springfield)

16 August 1887, Augustine Brohan, French actress, died (born 22 January 1807).

25/6/1887, George Abbott, US actor, was born in Forestville, New York.

18 March 1887, Chico Marx, comedian, was born.

4 February 1887, Zena Dare, English actress, was born in London.

23 January 1886, Jean Bressant, French actor, died (born 23 October 1815).

8 November 1885, John McCullough, US actor, died.

16 February 1885, Will Fyffe, Scottish actor, was born in Dundee (died 14 December 1947 in St Andrews)

17 January 1884, Noah Beery, US actor, was born in Kansas City (died 1 April 1946 in Hollywood)

13 January 1884, Sophie Tucker, comedienne and vaudeville performer, was born.

15 July1883, Tom Thumb, the American circus midget who finally attained a height of 40 inches, died.

23 May 1883, Douglas Fairbanks, US actor, was born in Denver, Colorado (died 12 December 1939 in Santa Monica, California).

1 April 1883, Lon Chaney, actor in Phantom of the Opera, was born.

20 October 1882, Bela Lugosi, actor, was born.

29 August 1882, Samuel Goldwyn was born.

12 February 1882, Madame Celeste, French actress, died (born 16 August 1815) 12 February 1882).

22 November 1881, Ethel Levey, US actress, was born in San Francisco (died 27 February 1955 in New York)

29 March 1881, Billy Merson, British actor, was born in Nottingham (died 25/6/1947 in London)

12 February 1881, Anna Pavlova, ballerina., was born

7/6/1880, John Brougham, British actor, died (born 9 May 1814).

15 August 1880, Adelaide Neilson, British actress, died.

31 March 1880, Jobyana Howland, US actress, was born in Indianapolis (died 7/6/1936 in Los Angeles)

3 February 1880, Lina Abarbanell, German actress, was born in Berlin (died 6 January 1963).

29 January 1880, William Claude Dukenfield (WC Fields), actor, was born (died 25 December 1946).

27 December 1879, Sydney Greenstreet, actor, was born.

5 August 1879, Charles Fechter, actor, died (born 23 October 1824)

11/6/1879, Max Schrek, actor, died

2 September 1878, Edna May, US actress, was born in Syracuse, New York (died 2 January 1948 in Lausanne, Switzerland)

3 July1878, George Michael Cohan, US actor, was born in Providence, Rhode Island (died 5 November 1942 in New York)

8/6/1878, Charles Matthews, English actor, died (born 26 December 1803).

24 February 1876, Victor Moore, US actor, was born in Hammonton, New Jersey (died in East Islip, New York)

26 January 1876, Antoine Frederick-Lemaitre, French actor, died (born 28 July1800).

1 December 1875, Pauline Dejazet, French actress, died (born 30 August 1798).

22 March 1875, Hezekiah Bateman, US actor, died (born in Baltimore, Maryland 6 December 1812).

30 December 1874, Ludwig Dessoir, German actor, died (born 15 December 1810).

24 August 1874, William Betty, English actor, died (born in Shrewsbury 13 September 1791).

17 August 1874, Jack Pleasants, comedian, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire (died 26 December 1923 in Bradford)

14/6/1874, Edward Bowes, US theatrical producer, was born in San Francisco (died 13/6/1946 in Rumson, New Jersey)

24 April 1874, Harry Houdini, American magician and escapologist, was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, as Ehrich Weiss. He was the son of a rabbi from Budapest.

19 March 1874, Wilkie Bard, British comedian, was born in Manchester (died 5 March 1944 in London)

4 November 1873, Laura Keene, actress, died

19 August 1873, Fred Stone, US actor, was born in Valmont, Colorado (died 6 March 1959 in Hollywood)

27 April 1873, William MacReady, English actor, died (born 3 March 1793).

18 March 1873, Anna Held, actress, was born in Warsaw (died 13 August 1918 in New York)

12 December 1872, Edwin Forrest, US actor, died (born 9 March 1806).

11 November 1872, Maude Adams, US actress, was born (died 17 July1953).

7 August 1872, Gustav Devreint, German actor, died (born 4 September 1803).

23 March 1872, HW Berry, British actor, was born in London (died 2.5.1951 in London)

1 February 1872, Bogumil Dawison, German actor, died (born 1818).

24 April 1871, Blanche Ring, US actress, was born in Boston (died 13 January 1961 in Santa Monica, California)

13 April 1871, Ellaline Terriss, actress, was born in Stanley, Falkland Islands (died 16/6/1971 in Richmond, Surrey)

30 January 1871, Edward Seymour Hicks, British actor, was born in St Helier, Jersey (died in London 6 April 1954)

16 January 1871, Oscar Asche, actor, was born in Geelong, Australia (died in London23 March 1936)

12 August 1870, Arthur J Lamb, US actor, was born in Somerset, UK (died 11 August 1928 in Providence, USA)

18 March 1870, Nellie Wallace, British comedienne, was born in Glasgow (died 24 November 1948 in London)

9 November 1869, Marie Dressler, US actress, was born in Coburg, Canada (died 28 July1934 in Santa Barbara, California)

20 September 1869, George Robey, British actor, was born in London (died 29 November 1954 in Saltdean, Sussex)

10 August 1868, Adah Menken, US actress, died.

27 March 1867, Joseph Coyne, US actor, was born in New York (died 17 February 1941 in Virginia water, Surrey, UK)

23 March 1866, Harry Champion, British comedian, was born in Shoreditch, London (died 14 January 1942 in London)

22 October 1865, Raymond Hitchcock, US actor, was born in Auburn, New York (died 24 November 1929 in Beverly Hills, California)

18 January 1863, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Russian theatrical producer, was born.

22 July1862, Gus Elen, British comedian, was born in London (died 17 February 1940 in London)

26 April 1862, James T Powers, US actor, was born in New York (died 10 February 1943 in New York)

22 April 1862, C Hayden Coffin, British actor, was born in Manchester (died 8 December 1935 in London)

4 December 1861, Lillian Russell, US actress, was born in Clinton, Iowa (died 5/6/1922 in Pittsburgh)

24 September 1861, William Farren, English actor, died (born 13 May 1786).

17 January 1861, Marie Gilbert, Irish dancer, died (born 1818).

22 March 1860, Harry Randall, British comedian, was born in London (died 18 May 1932 in London)

9 February 1860, William Burton, actor, died (born 1804).

12 November 1859, French acrobat Jules Leotard performed the first circus trapeze act at the Cirque Napoleon, Paris, wearing the famous costume named after him.

28 July1859, Mary Anderson, US actress, was born in Sacramento, California.

4 November 1858, Francis Benson, English actor, was born in Tunbridge Wells.

15 January 1858, Louisa Cranstoun Nisbett, English actress, died (born 1812).

9 December 1857, Edgar Smith, US actor, was born in Brooklyn, New York (died 2 January 1936 in Atlantic City, New Jersey)

25 July1857, Nathaniel Goodwin, US actor, was born.

24 May 1857, Richard Mansfield, US actor, was born (died 30 August 1907).

25 July1855, Tony Hart, comedian, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts (died in Worcester 4 November 1891)

12 November 1854, Charles Kemble, actor, died

15 January 1853, Rutland Barrington, British actor, was born I Penge, London (died 31 May 1922 in London)

10 January 1853, Jessie Bond, British actress, was born in Camden Town, London (died 17/6/1942 in Worthing)

29 September 1852, Arthur Roberts, British comedian, was born in London (died 27 February 1933 in London)

1 May 1852, Calamity Jane, Wild West performer, was born.

9 December 1847, George Grossmith, English comedian, was born.

20 March 1847, Anne Boutet, French actress, died (born 9 February 1779).

2 March 1847, Richard Temple, British actor, was born in London (died 19 October 1912 in London)

26 October 1845, Edward Harrigan, US actor, was born.

22 October 1845, Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, was born in Paris.

30 April 1845, Henry Crane, US actor, was born.

27 February 1845, Gilbert Hastings McDermott, British comedian, was born in London (died 8 May 1901 in London)

26 October 1844, Edward Harrigan, comedian, was born in New York (died 6/6/1911 in New York)

22 October 1844, Sarah Bernhardt, actress, was born.

16 May 1844, Sir John Hare, English actor, born

16 December 1843, William Kendal, English actor, was born.

4 December 1843, Harry Rickards, entertainer, was born in Stratford, east London (died 13 October 1911 in London)

30 September 1843, Harry Liston, British comedian, was born in Manchester (died 8 April 1929 in London)

14 May 1841, Sir Squire Bancroft, actor, was born near London.

28 February 1841, Jean Mounet-Sully, French actor, was born.

23 January 1841, Benoit Coquelin, French actor, was born (died 8 February 1909).

3 October 1838, Otto Devrient, German actor, was born (died 23/6/1894).

4 April 1838, Lawrence Barratt, US actor, was born in Paterson, New Jersey (died 20 March 1891).

4 January 1838, Charles Sherwood Stratton was born. He later became famous as Tom Thumb, a midget exhibited by Phineas Barnum.

31 May 1837, Joseph Grimaldi, famous English clown, died (born 18 December 1779).

28 May 1837, Tony Pastor, US entertainer, was born in New York (died 26 August 1908 in New York)

13 November 1833, Edwin Booth, US actor, was born in Belair, Maryland (died 7/6/1893).

3 September 1833, John Clarke, US actor, was born (died 24 September 1899).

15 May 1833, Edmund Kean, actor, died (born 17 March 1787)

20 December 1832, Ludwig Devrient, German actor, died (born 15 December 1784).

6 February 1832, Joseph Munden, English actor, died.

26 July1831, William Florence, US actor, was born (died 14 November 1891).

26 December 1803, Charles Matthews, English actor, was born (died 8/6/1878).

1 November 1827, Friedrich Haase, German actor, was born.

23 October 1824, Charles Fechter, actor, was born (died 5 August 1879).

26 February 1823, John Philip Kemble, actor, died (born 1 February 1757)

1 October 1822, Francois Got, French actor, was born (died 1901).

3 March 1822, Abraham Benard, French actor, died (born 26 October 1750).

21 October 1821, Ann Gilbert, US actress, was born (died 2 December 1904).

5 April 1820, Sam Cowell, British music hall performer, was born in London (died in Blandford, 11 March 1864)

7 September 1819, Jeanne Arnould-Plessey, French actress, was born in Metz (died 1897).

23 July1816, Charlotte Cushman, US actress, was born (died 18 February 1876).

3 July1816, Dorothea Jordan, Irish actress, died.

25 May 1816, Anne Lange, French actress, died (born 17 September 1772).

23 October 1815, Jean Bressant, French actor, was born (died 23 January 1886).

16 August 1815, Madame Celeste, French actress, was born (died 12 February 1882).

4 March 1815, Frances Abington, English actress (born 1737) died.

9 May 1814, John Brougham, British actor, was born (died 7/6/1880).

6 December 1812, Hezekiah Bateman, US actor, was born in Baltimore, Maryland (died 2 March 1875).

26 September 1811, George Cooke, English actor, died (born 1756).

15 December 1810, Ludwig Dessoir, German actor, was born (died 30 December 1874).

5 July1810, American showman Phineas T Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut.

27 February 1810, John Gilbert, US actor, was born (died 17/6/1889).

22 January 1807, Augustine Brohan, French actress, was born (died 16 August 1887).

9 March 1806, Edwin Forrest, US actor, was born (died 12 December 1872).

4 September 1803, Gustav Devreint, German actor, was born (died 7 August 1872).

23 July1803, Charles Lewes, English actor, died.

28 July1800, Antoine Frederick-Lemaitre, French actor, was born (died 26 January 1876).

5 August 1799, Jean Colson, French actor, died (born 16 January 1725).

30 August 1798, Pauline Dejazet, French actress, was born (died 1 December 1875).

15 May 1797, Pierre Lafont, French actor, was born (died 19 April 1873).

5 April 1797, Karl Devrient, German actor, was born (died 4 October 1877).

1 February 1794, Etienne Arnal, actor, was born in Meulan (died 1872).

3 March 1793, William MacReady, English actor, was born (died 27 April 1873).

13 July1791, William Betty, English actor, was born in Shrewsbury (died 24 August 1874).

31 October 1790, John Edwin, English actor, died (born 10 August 1749).

16 February 1788, George Anne Bellamy, English actress, died.

17 March 1787, Edmund Kean, actor, was born (died 15 May 1833).

13 May 1786, William Farren, English actor, was born (died 24 September 1861).

6 December 1785, Catherine Clive, British actress, died (born 1711).

15 December 1784, Ludwig Devrient, German actor, was born (died 30 December 1832).

18 December 1779, Joseph Grimaldi, English clown who invented the white face make up for clowns, was born.

9 February 1779, Anne Boutet, French actress, was born (died 20 March 1847).

20 January 1779, David Garrick, English actor and theatre manager, died. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.

16/6/1778, Konrad Ekhof, German actor, died (born 12 August 1720).

8 February 1778, Henri Louis Cain, French actor, died (born 14 April 1728).

10 January 1777, Spranger Barry, British actor, died in London (born in Dublin 23 November 1719).

27 December 1774, Henry Mossop, Irish actor, died.

7 April 1774, Robert Elliston, English actor, was born (died 1831).

17 September 1772, Anne Lange, French actress, was born (died 25 May 1816).

30 January 1766, Susannah Cibber, actress, died (born 1714).

24 January 1760, Lavinia Fenton, English actress, died (born 1708).

11 December 1757, Colley Cibber, English actor, died (born 6 November 1671).

1 February 1757, John Philip Kemble, actor, was born (died 26 February 1823).

26 October 1750, Abraham Benard, French actor, was born (died 3 March 1822).

10 August 1749, John Edwin, English actor, was born (died 31 October 1790).

15 November 1746, Jean Dugazon, French actor, was born (died 1809).

19 October 1741, David Garrick, English actor, made his debut in London as Richard III.

16 August 1738, Joe Miller, English actor, died.

20 March 1730, Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress, died (born 5 April 1692).

22 December 1729, Michel Baron, French actor, died (born in Paris 1635).

14 April 1728, Henri Louis Cain, French actor, was born (died 8 February 1778).

16 January 1725, Jean Colson, French actor, was born(died 5 August 1799),

25 January 1723, La Clairon, French actress, was born (died 1803).

12 August 1720, Konrad Ekhof, German actor, was born (died 16/6/1778).

23 November 1719, Spranger Barry, British actor, was born in Dublin (died in London 10 January 1777).

7 November 1713, Elizabeth Barry, actress, died (born 1658).

2 January 1713, Marie Dumesnil, actress, was born (died 20 February 1803).

15 May 1698, Marie Champmesle, French actress, died (born 1642).

5 April 1692, Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress, was born (died 20 March 1730).

6 November 1671, Colley Cibber, English actor, was born (died 11 December 1757).

13 March 1619, Richard Burbage, English actor of Shakespearian tragic roiles, died in London.

 

Appendix 5 � Theatres, concerts, operas (see also Music for operatic performances).

20 August 2005, Clifford Williams, theatre director, died (born 30 December 1926)

12/6/1997, The new Globe Theatre, London, opened.

13 May 1975, Richard Hollingshead, who pioneered the development of the drive-in movie theatre in 1933 In Camden, USA, died this day.

12/6/1974. The Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, opened.

8 September 1971, The John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts opened in Washington DC.

18 April 1966, The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, closed after 83 years.

9 August 1962, The National Theatre was established in London, with Sir Lawrence Olivier as director.

10 May 1961, In Britain the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe mocked �The Establishment� (a term coined by the journalist Henry Fairlie in 1955 to describe those holding the power in Britain).

14 May 1959, David Pugh, theatre director, was born.

8 May 1956, First performance of John Osborne�s play �Look Back in Anger� at the Royal Court theatre, London. The play heralded the start of the ;Angry Young Men� on the British establishment.

5 November 1955, The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopened with a performance of Beethoven�s Fidelio. It had been destroyed in an Allied bombing raid on 12 March 1945.

14 January 1947, The newly-renovated Covent Garden Opera House in London opened, with a performance of Bizet�s Carmen.

1934, The opera house at Glyndebourne, East Sussex, England, was established by John Christie (1882-1962).

23 April 1932, The new Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in Stratford on Avon.

6 January 1931, The New Sadlers Wells Theatre in London was opened.

27 April 1928. The Piccadilly Theatre, London, opened.

30 December 1926, Clifford Williams, theatre director, was born (died 20 August 2005)

6 March 1926. Fire destroyed the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford on Avon. Only a blackened shell was left.

6 January 1914, The Professional Children's School began admitting students interested in theatre work in New York City.

7 November 1912, The Deutscher Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opened in Charlottenburg, Berlin.

29 October 1911. First stone of the Drury Lane Theatre laid.

26 December 1910, The London Palladium Theatre opened, specialising in revues and vaudeville.

9/6/1904, First concert by the London Symphony Hall.

9 December 1897, Hermione Gingold, British actress, was born in London (died 24 May 1987 in New York)

21 December 1886, The Gaiety Theatre, London opened. It was on the site of the old Strand Musick Hall. After World war two it was demolished and replaced by an office block.

17 April 1884, The Empire Theatre, London, opened

28 February 1883, The first Vaudeville theatre opened, in Boston, USA.

10 October 1881, The Savoy Theatre, London, opened

15 May 1862, The third Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.

30 January 1858, The Halle Opera in Manchester, England, gave its first public concert.

5 March 1856, London�s Covent Garden Opera House was destroyed by fire.

18 March 1854, The Alhambra Theatre, London, opened in Leicester Square

18 September 1809, The Royal Opera House in London opened with a performance of Macbeth. The building burnt down in 1856, and a foundation stone from it was incorporated into the current structure.

27 November 1806, The Adelphi Theatre, London, opened.

24 February 1804, London�s Drury Lane Theatre burnt down, bankrupting its owner, Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

27 July1787, The Theatre Royal, Margate, was founded.

10/6/1782, The Grand Theatre, Lancaster, was founded.

3 August 1778, La Scala opera housein Milan opened, the work of Guiseppe Piermarini.

30 May 1766, The oldest theatre still in use in Britain, the �Royal;� in Bristol, was opened.

28 September 1745. The National Anthem �God save the King� was first played at the Drury Lane Theatre, London.

7 May 1663, The first Drury Lane theatre, London, opened.

13 April 1644. Demolition of the Globe Theatre on the South Bank, London.

6 September 1642, The English Long Parliament ordered the closure of all London theatres.

29/6/1613. The Globe Theatre in London burnt down after a cannon was fired during a Shakespeare play and set fire to the roof.

 

Appendix 6 � Art Galleries

12 May 2000, In London, the Tate Modern art gallery opened.

2 February 1977, The Pompidou Centre of art and culture opened in Paris.

21 July1897. The Tate Gallery in London was officially opened, on the site of Millbank Prison.

9 April 1838. The National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, London, opened.

 

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