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Entertainment Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name October 17

Last Updated 01-07-2020

🎭Bea Alonzo -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1987 N.S.
Actress, Phillipean

🎭Jacob Artist -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1992 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Glee (as Jake Puckerman)
Movie Titles: After the Dark, White Bird in a Blizzard, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening

🎭🎵Brenda Asnicar -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1991 N.S.
Actress, Dancer, Singer, Argentine

🎭Alimi Ballard -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1977
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Quizmaster), Numb3rs (as David Sinclair)
Movie Titles: Fast Five, Men of Honor, Deep Impact

🎭Don Collier -- is 92 in the year 2020 and 93 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1928
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Outlaws (as Dep. Marshall Will Forman), The High Chaparral (as Sam Butler)
Movie Titles: Tombstone, The War Wagon

🎭Dee Jay Daniels -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1988
Actor
TV Shows: The Hughleys (as Michael Hughley)
Movie Titles: Sky High

🎭Hilary Edson -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1965
Soap Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital, Another World, Guiding Light

🎭🏆Geraldine "Gig" Gangel -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1958 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: MaLN:Harlingen
Misc: January 1980

✍🎭Mark Gatiss -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1966 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
Misc: of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen
TV Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock (co-creator and actor as Mycroft Holmes)
Movie Titles: Match Point, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The League of Gentlemen: Apocalpyse

🎭Wood Harris -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Wire (as Avon Barksdale)
Movie Titles: Remember the Titans, Ant-Man, Dredd, Creed

🎭Connie Ann Hearn -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1965
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1981
TV Shows: A New Kind of Family

🎭🎵Bill Hudson -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1949
Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: The Hudson Brothers with brothers Mark & Brett; Goldie Hawn's ex-
TV Shows: The Hudson Brothers Show, The Hudson Brothers Razzle-Dazzle Show

🎭🏆Marsha Hunt -- is 103 in the year 2020 and 104 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1917 N.S.
Political Activist, Movie Actress, Model

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🎭Max Irons -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1985 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Red Riding Hood, Woman in Gold, The Host, The Riot Club

🎭Felicity Jones -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1983 N.S.
Actress, Producer, English
Movie Titles: Inferno, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Like Crazy, True Story, The Theory of Everything, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

🎨🎭Mike Judge -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1962
Animator, Cartoon Voice Actor, Ecuadorian
TV Shows: Beavis and Butthead (creator), King of the Hill (as Hank Hill/Boomhauer/Stuart Dooley), Daria, Saturday Night Live (as Milton)
Movie Titles: Spy Kids 2, Office Space, Extract

🎭🎵Loose Bruce Kerr -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1947
Comedian, Novelty Singer

🎭Sharon Leal -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1972
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Boston Public (as Marilyn Sudor)
Movie Titles: Dreamgirls, Why Did I Get Married?

🎭Chris Lowell -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1984
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Life as We Know It (as Jonathan Fields), Private Practice (as William "Dell" Parker), Graves (as Jeremy Graves)
Movie Titles: The Help, Up in the Air, Veronica Mars

🎭Norm MacDonald -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1959
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Norman Gene Macdonald
Misc: some say b. Oct 4, 1962 or Oct 18, 1963
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Norm MacDonald Show (as Norm Henderson), A Minute With Stan Hooper (as Stan Hooper)
Movie Titles: Dirty Work

🎭J. C. MacKenzie -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1970
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Murder One (as Arnold Spivak)
Movie Titles: The Departed, The Wolf on Wall Street, The Aviator, The Day The Earth Stood Still

🎭Matthew Macfayden -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1974
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers, Frost/Nixon, Death at a Funeral, Pride and Prejudice

🎭Rob Marshall -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1960
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Pirates of the Caribbean, Memoirs of a Geisha, Into the Woods, Chicago

🎭🎵🎸Michael McKean -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1947 N.S.
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Folk Singer, Rockabilly Singer
Group Names: Lenny & the Squigtones (lead), The Folksmen (as Jerry Palter)
Song Titles: Night After Night (a song about two nights in a row)
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Lenny Kosnowski aka Kolowski), Grand (as Tom), Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: This Is Spinal Tap (as David St. Hubbins), A Mighty Wind

✍🎭Rick Mercer -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Satirist, Actor, Comedian, Personality, Canadian

🎭Shauna O'Brien -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1970
Actress
Movie Titles: Friend of the Family, Barbarellas, The Seductress, The Mistress Club, Showgirls

🎭🎮Angel Parker -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1980 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Lab Rats (as Tasha Davenport), The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Video Games: EverQuest II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Grand Theft Auto V

🎭Joan Prather -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1950
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1989
TV Shows: Executive Suite, Eight is Enough (as Janet McArthur Bradford)
Movie Titles: Take This Job and Shove It, Rabbit Test, Big Bad Mama, Smile

🎭🎵René Dif -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1967
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Danish (Denmark)
Group Names: Aqua

🎭EZ Ryder -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1938
XXX-rated actress, Director

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🎭🏆Bob Seagren -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1946
Hall of Famer, Actor, Olympic Athlete, Pole Vaulter, Track and Field
Names/Places: FN:Robert Lloyd
Misc: won gold medal in pole vault at 1968 Olympics; broke world outdoor record 5 times, first American to clear 18 feet
TV Shows: Soap (as Dennis Phillips)

🎭Justin Shenkarow -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1980
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Eerie Indiana (as Simon), Picket Fences (as Matthew)
Movie Titles: Aliens in America, He Don't Got Game

🎭Carter Stevens -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1944
XXX-rated actor, Director
Misc: XXX dir

🎭Nancy Sullivan -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Drake and Josh (as Audry Parker-Nichols)
Movie Titles: The Deep End of the Ocean, Drake and Josh Go Hollywood

🎭Keerthy Suresh -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1992 N.S.
Actress, India

🎭🏆🎾Vincent Van Patten -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1957
TV/Movie Actor, Director, Sports Commentator, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; Dick's son
TV Shows: Apple's Way (as Paul Apple), Three For the Road, World Poker Tour (commentator)
Movie Titles: Rock and Roll High School, Hell Night, Yesterday

🎭Gregg Wallace -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1964 N.S.
TV Host, English
TV Shows: MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef

🎭George Wendt -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.10/17/1948
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; Bernadette Birkett's hubby
Misc: Second City troupe
TV Shows: Cheers (as Norm Peterson), Saturday Night Live (as Da Bearz' Bob Swerski)

🎭Julie Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 N.S. d.2/3/2019 N.S. (92)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: aka Betty or Julia
Misc: AP says b. 1926, some say 1928
Movie Titles: Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Last Movie, Carnage

🎭Jean Arthur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1905 d.6/19/1991 (90)
Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: RN:Gladys Georgianna Greene
Misc: 1930s & 40s movie comedies; some say b. in 1900 or 1908
TV Shows: Jean Arthur Show (as Patricia)
Movie Titles: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

🎭Sam Bottoms -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1955 d.12/16/2008 (53)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Santa Barbara; Brother of Joseph & Timothy

✍📰🎭Jimmy Breslin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1928 N.S. d.3/19/2017 N.S. (88)
Author, Journalist, Columnist, TV Talk Show Host

🎭Spring Byington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1886 d.9/7/1971 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
TV Shows: December Bride (as Lily Ruskin), Laramie (as Daisy Cooper)

🎭Montgomery Clift -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1920 d.7/23/1966 (45)
Movie/Stage Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Omaha, N.E.; a twin; FN:Edward
TV Shows: From Here To Eternity

🎭Carol Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1944 d.5/18/2009 (64)
Actress
Names/Places: Nat King Cole's daughter
TV Shows: Grady

🎭🎵Jerry Colonna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1904 d.11/21/1986 (82)
Movie Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Trombonist
Names/Places: RFN:Gerald
Misc: a bellowing voiced, walrus moustached, bulging eyed comic with Bob Hope for 25 years; some say 1903 or 1905; "Whatsa matter, you crazy or something?"

🎭Arthur Duarte -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1895 d.8/22/1982 (86)
Movie Director, Portuguese

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🎭Beverly Garland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 d.12/5/2008 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Cruz, CA; RMLN:Lucy Fessenden
Misc: some say b. 1929 or 1930
TV Shows: The Bing Crosby Show (as Ellie), My Three Sons (as Barbara Harper Douglas), Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Dotty West)
Movie Titles: DOA

🎭Rita Hayworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1918 d.5/14/1987 (68)
Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Margarita Carmen Cansino; wed 5x's
Movie Titles: Gilda, I'll Cry Tomorrow

🎭Doris Humphrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1895 d.12/29/1958 (63)
Choreographer, Dancer

🎭🎵Gilbert "Zulu" Kauhi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.5/3/2004 N.S. (66)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: RN:Gilbert Kauhi
TV Shows: Gidget, Diamond Head, Hawaii, Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Kono Kalkaua)

🎭Margot Kidder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1948 N.S. d.5/13/2018 N.S. (69)
Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Yellowknife, N.W.T.; John Heard's ex-
Movie Titles: Superman (as Lois Lane), Amityville Horror

🎭Lee Kurty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1938 d.7/23/2009 (70)
Actress
TV Shows: Dr. Kildare (as Nurse Zoe Lawton)

🎭Eddie Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1870 d.7/29/1941 (70)
Vaudevillan

🎭Robert Lowery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1914 d.12/26/1971 (57)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Circus Boy (as Big Tim Champion), Pistols 'n Petticoats

🎭John Marley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1917 N.S. d.5/22/1984 N.S. (66)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Cat Ballou

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🎭Marian Marsh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1913 d.11/9/2006 (93)
Environmentalist, Actress

🎭🎵Bernadette Nolan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1960 d.7/4/2013 (52)
Actress, Personality, Singer, Irish
Group Names: The Nolans

🎭Tom Poston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1921 d.4/30/2007 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, OH
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show, To Tell the Truth, On the Rocks, Mork & Mindy (as Franklin Delano Bickley), Newhart (as George Utley), Bob (as Jerry Fleischer), Simpsons (as Capital City Goofball)

🎭Howard E. Rollins Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1950 d.12/8/1996 (46)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, MD
Misc: some say b. 1952
TV Shows: In the Heat of the Night (as Det. Virgil Tibbs)

🎭Irene Ryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1901 d.4/26/1973 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness
Names/Places: Tim's wife
Misc: stage: Pippin'; some say b. in 1903
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Daisy 'Granny' Moses)

🎭Jack Wagner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1925 d.6/16/1995 (69)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Voice of Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Disney cartoon voicist; not the Jack Wagner of General Hospital fame (1980s)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (as Jack)

🎭🏆Delores Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.2/9/2016 N.S. (78)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1960

🎭Henry Abbey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1846 d.10/17/1896 (50)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: theater manager and producer

🎭Alicia Alonso -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1921 N.S. d.10/17/2019 N.S. (97)
Ballerina, Cuban

🎭Eddie Applegate -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1935 d.10/17/2016 N.S. (81)
Actor
TV Shows: Patty Duke Show (as Richard Harrison), Nancy

📰🎭Joey Bishop -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1918 d.10/17/2007 (89)
Columnist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Misc: some say b. 1919
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show, Joey Bishop Show (as Joey Barnes), Liar's Club

🎭🎵Teresa Brewer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1931 d.10/17/2007 (76)
Actress, Radio Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Toledo; RLN:Breuer
Song Titles: Music Music Music, Ricochet Romance

🎭Ruby Dandridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1900 d.10/17/1987 (87)
Actress

🎭🎵Tennessee Ernie Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1919 d.10/17/1991 (72)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bristol, TN; aka The Ol' peapicker and Ol' Ern; RFMN:Ernest Jennings
Misc: made 80+ albums
Song Titles: Mule Train, Shotgun Boogie, Mr. and Mississippi, Sixteen Tons, The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Album Titles: Hymns, Spirituals, Nearer The Cross, Star Carol
TV Shows: The Ford Show

🎭John Halliday -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1880 d.10/17/1947 (67)
Entertainment Figure

🎭Joan Hickson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1906 d.10/17/1998 (92)
Stage Actress

🎭🎵Robert Gibson "Bob" Kingsley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1939 N.S. d.10/17/2019 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Radio Host, Country Figure
Misc: host of American Country Countdown and Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 radio shows

🎭Sylvia Kristel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1952 d.10/17/2012 (60)
Actress, Dutch (Netherlands)
TV Shows: Emmanuel (star)

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🎭Bill Macy -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1922 N.S. d.10/17/2019 N.S. (97)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Revere, MA
Misc: NOT to be confused with William H. Macy
TV Shows: Maude (as Walter Findlay)
Movie Titles: Analyze This, The Jerk, The Holiday

🎭Janice Rule -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1931 d.10/17/2003 (72)
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Norwood, Ohio

🎭Louis Scheimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1928 d.10/17/2013 (84)
Cartoon Producer
Misc: an Emmy and Grammy Award-winning American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also an executive producer of many of its cartoons (though only by name due to standardized crediting in most cartoons; Norm Prescott received similar treatment).

✍🎭Walter Shenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1919 d.10/17/2000 (81)
Writer, Producer, Director
Movie Titles: A Hard Day's Night (producer), Help! (producer), The Mouse That Roared (producer)

🎭John Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1898 d.10/17/1979 (81)
Actor, Scottish

🎭Rouben Ter-Arutunian -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1920 d.10/17/1992 (72)
Set Designer
Misc: a costume and scenic designer for dance, opera, theater and television.

🎭Ben Welden -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1901 d.10/17/1997 (96)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: best known for playing TV bad guys in Superman and 1960s TV westerns
Movie Titles: The Big Sleep, The Last Gangster, Shadows in the Night

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