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Entertainment Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 8

Last Updated 04-01-2024

🎭Lory Patrick -- is 86 in the year 2024 and 87 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1938
Actress
Names/Places: Dean Jones' wife
Misc: retired from acting in 1967
TV Shows: Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo
Movie Titles: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Surf Party

🎭🎵Peggy Lennon -- is 83 in the year 2024 and 84 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1941
Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: some say b. 1940 or 1946
Group Names: The Lennon Sisters

🎭🎵Darlene Gillespie -- is 83 in the year 2024 and 84 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1941 N.S.
Actress, Singer, Canadian
Misc: retired from acting in 1962
TV Shows: Mickey Mouse Club, The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (as Darlene)

🎭Donald Keeler -- is 80 in the year 2024 and 81 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1944
Actor
Names/Places: Ken Weatherwax's bro, Ruby Keeler's nephew; RN:Joey Vieira
TV Shows: Lassie (as Sylvester Porky Brockway)

🎭Stuart Pankin -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1946 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, Puppet Actor
TV Shows: Curb Your Enthisiasm, Not Necessairily the News, Dinosaurs (as dad Earl Sinclair)
Movie Titles: Fatal Attraction, The Artist, Arachnophobia

🎭Brian Delate -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1949
Actor, Director (m)
Movie Titles: The Truman Show, The Shawshank Redemption, Far From Heaven, The Brave One

🎭John (Actor) Madden -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1949 N.S.
Actor, Producer/Director (m), English
Names/Places: not to be confused with football analyst John Madden
Movie Titles: Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Debt, Proof; Shakespeare in Love

🎭Robby Weaver -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1953
Actor, Director (m)
Names/Places: Dennis' son

🎭Kane Hodder -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1955 N.S.
Actor, Stuntman
Movie Titles: Gone in 60 Seconds, 9 1/2 Ninjas, Hatchet (series)

🎭Michael Spound -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1957
Actor
Names/Places: Heidi Bohay's hubby
TV Shows: Hotel (as Dave Kendall)
Movie Titles: The Ring, Must Love Dogs

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🎭🏆🏈Fred Smerlas -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1957
Actor, NFL Player

🎭🎵John Schneider -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1960
TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer
Names/Places: Tawny Schneider's ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. in 1954
Song Titles: It's Now or Neer, Them Good Ol' Boys are Bad, I've Been Around Enough to Know, What's a Memory Like You (Doing in a Love Like This), You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight, At the Sound of the Tone
Album Titles: Now or Never, Too Good to Stop Now, A Memory Like You
TV Shows: The Dukes of Hazzard's Bo Duke, Smallville's Jonathan Kent, The Haves and the Have Nots

🎭Richard (Reality Figure) Hatch -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1961
Reality TV Star
Misc: Survivor winner

🎭Shawn Miranda Reed -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1961 N.S.
Personality
Names/Places: aka Shawn Reedmore
TV Shows: Zoom (1974)

🎭Dean Norris -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1963
Actor
TV Shows: Breaking Bad (as Hank Schrader), Under the Dome (as James "Big Jim" Rennie)
Movie Titles: Little Miss Sunshine, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall

🎭🎮Robin Wright -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1966
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: aka Robin Wright-Penn
Misc: some say b. in 1967
TV Shows: House of Cards
Movie Titles: The Playboys, The Crossing Guard, Denial, The Princess Bride, Toys, Forrest Gump, Message in a Bottle, White Oleander, A Home at the End of the World, Wonder Woman
Video Games: The Princess Bride Game

🎭Duane Dickinson -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1967
Actor, Stuntman, Canadian

🎭Patricia Arquette -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1968
Actress
Names/Places: Rosanna's sister
TV Shows: CSI: Cyber (as Avery Ryan), Medium (as Allison Dubois)
Movie Titles: Boyhood, True Romance, Lost Highway, Ed Wood

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🎭🎮🎵Shawn Fonteno -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1968 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Rapper
Group Names: Kam&Solo
Movie Titles: Three Strikes, The Wash
Video Games: Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto (series)

🎭JR Bourne -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1970 N.S.
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Revenge, Teen Wolf
Movie Titles: Thir13en Ghosts, Brake

🎭Sung Kang -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1972 N.S.
Actor, Producer (m)
Names/Places: Korean name: Kang Sung-Ho; aka Sung-Ho Kang

🎭Emma Caulfield -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1973
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Susan Keats), General Hospital, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Anya Emerson/Anyanka)
Movie Titles: Darkness Falls, TiMER, Hollow

🎭Katee Sackhoff -- is 44 in the year 2024 and 45 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1980 N.S.
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Robot Chicken (various), Longmire (as Victoria "Vic" Moretti), 24 (as Dana Walsh), Battlestar Galactica (as Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace), The Education of Max Bickford
Movie Titles: Oculus, Riddick

🎭Taylor Kitsch -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1981 N.S.
Actor, Director (m), Canadian
TV Shows: Friday Night Lights (as Tim Riggins), True Detective (as Officer Paul Woodrugh)
Movie Titles: John Carter, Battleship, Lone Survivor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

🎭Adrian Bellani -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1982
Actor

🎭Allu Arjun -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1983 N.S.
Actor, India

🎭Taran Noah Smith -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1984
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1999
TV Shows: Home Improvement (as Mark Taylor)

🎭Kirsten Storms -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1984 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Maxie Jones for over a decade), Clubhouse (as Betsy Young), Kim Possible (as Bonnie Rockwaller voice)

🎭Gabriella Wilde -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1989 N.S.
Actress, English
Movie Titles: The Three Musketeers (2011), Carrie (2013)

🎭Trent Sullivan -- is 31 in the year 2024 and 32 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1993 N.S.
Actor, Australian
TV Shows: H2O: Just Add Water
Movie Titles: The Condemned

🎭Sadie Calvano -- is 27 in the year 2024 and 28 in the year 2025; b.4/8/1997
Actress
TV Shows: Mom (as Violet)

🎭Skai Jackson -- is 22 in the year 2024 and 23 in the year 2025; b.4/8/2002 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Jessie (as Zuri Ross), Bunk'd (as Zuri Ross)

🎭Frank Keenan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1858 d.2/24/1929 (70)
Actor

🎭🎵Victor Schertzinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1880 d.10/26/1941 (61)
Movie Director (m), Composer, Lyricist

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🎭Lulu McConnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1882 d.10/9/1962 (80)
Comedienne, Panelist
TV Shows: It Pays to Be Ignorant

🎭Walter Connolly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1887 d.5/28/1940 (53)
Movie Actor

🎭Mary Pickford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1892 d.5/29/1979 (87)
Movie/Stage Actress, Producer (m), Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto; NN:America's Sweetheart; RN:Gladys Mary Smith; Buddy Rogers' & Douglas Fairbanks Sr.'s ex-; Jack's sister
Misc: United Artists Films co-founder; some say b. in 1892 or 1894

🎭Grace Cunard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1893 d.1/19/1967 (73)
Actress

🎭Bert I. Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1895 d.11/30/1974 (79)
Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Barney Gorodetsky

✍🎭Ilka Chase -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1900 d.2/15/1978 (77)
Author (m), Humorist, Actress, Panelist, American
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1905
TV Shows: Masquerade Party

🎭🎵Tito Guizar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1908 d.12/24/1999 (91)
Movie Actor, Singer, Mexican

🎭Patrick O'Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1909 d.12/10/1983 (74)
Actor

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🎭🏆⛸Sonja Henie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1912 N.S. d.10/12/1969 N.S. (57)
Movie Actress, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Norweigan
Misc: Norweigan world champ 1927-36; Olympic gold medalist 1928,32,& 36; earned $1 million (the first female athlete to do so).

🎭María Félix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1914 N.S. d.4/8/2002 N.S. (88)
Actress, Mexican

⚖💰🎭Betty Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1918 d.7/8/2011 (93)
First Lady (f), Philanthropist, Dancer (m)
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Elizabeth Bloomer Warren Ford; Gerald's wife
Misc: founded own clinic

🎭🎵Virginia O'Brien -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1919 d.1/16/2001 (81)
Actress, Singer
Group Names: The Harvey Girls

🎭🎵🎷Carmen McRae -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1920 d.11/10/1994 (74)
Actress, Songwriter, Pianist, Jazz Singer
Misc: a scat-singing jazz virtuoso with a smoky, seductive voice; some say b. 1922

🎭Alfie (Alfred) Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1921 d.7/15/1987 (66)
TV Actor, Comedian, English

🎭Ed Friendly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1922 d.6/17/2007 (85)
TV Producer (m)
TV Shows: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Little House on the Prarie

🎭Edward Mulhare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1923 d.5/24/1997 (74)
Actor, Irish
TV Shows: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (as Capt. Daniel Gregg), Knight Rider (as Devon Miles)

🎭Shecky Greene -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1926 N.S. d.12/31/2023 N.S. (97)
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:Fred Sheldon Greenfield
TV Shows: Combat (as Pvt. Braddock)

🎭Eric Porter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1928 d.5/15/1995 (67)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, British
Misc: stage: Anthony & Cleopatra
Movie Titles: The 39 Steps, The Day of the Jackal, Hands of the Ripper, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Lost Continent

🎭Dorothy Tutin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1930 d.8/6/2001 (71)
Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Six Wives of Henry VII

🎭🎵Johnny Reardon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1930 d.4/16/1988 (58)
TV/Stage Actor, Baritone, Opera Singer

⚖🎭John Gavin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1931 d.2/9/2018 N.S. (86)
Ambassador (m), Diplomat (m), Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:John Anthony Golenor
Misc: some say b. 1932; Mexico ambassador
Movie Titles: Psycho, Spartacus, Imitation of Life, A Time ot Love and a Time to Die, Diamonds Are Forever

🎭Klaus Lowitsch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1936 d.12/3/2002 (66)
Actor, German

⚛🎭Douglas Trumbull -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1942 N.S. d.2/7/2022 N.S. (79)
Geologist (m), Movie Director (m)
Misc: fx designer
Movie Titles: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner

🎭Michael Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1943 d.7/2/1987 (44)
Director (m), Choreographer (m), Dancer (m)
Names/Places: LN:DiFiglia; Donna McKechnie's ex-
Misc: stage: Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line

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🎭Hywel Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1944 d.7/25/2017 N.S. (73)
Actor, Welsh (Wales)

🎭🎵Biz Markie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/8/1964 N.S. d.7/16/2021 N.S. (57)
Producer (m), Announcer (m), Composer, Rapper
Song Titles: Just a Friend
TV Shows: Crank Yankers (announcer)

🎭Helena Modjeska -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1840 N.S. d.4/8/1909 N.S. (68)
Stage Actress, Polish
Names/Places: RN: Helena Modrzejewska
Misc: Shakespearian role player

🎭Earles Graser -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1909 d.4/8/1941 (32)
Radio Actor
Misc: radio's first Lone Ranger and originator of the famous line "Hi-yo silver! Awa-ay!"

🎭Vaslav Nijinsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1889 Ju-1 or 3/12/1889 N.S. d.4/8/1950 N.S. (61)
Choreographer (m), Ballet Dancer (m), Russian, Gay
Names/Places: d. in London
Misc: some sources give b. 1890 or b. on December 28

🎭🎵Fritzi Scheff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1879 d.4/8/1954 (74)
Actress, Opera Soprano, Austrian

🎭Frank Milan -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1905 d.4/8/1977 (71)
Actor, Puerto Rican

🎭Norman Tauroy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/23/1899 d.4/8/1981 (82)
Movie Director (m)
Names/Places: LN:Taurog?

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🎭Arleen Whelan -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1916 d.4/8/1993 (76)
Movie/Stage Actress

✍🎭Ben Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1918 d.4/8/1996 (77)
Dramatist/Playwright (m), TV/Movie Actor
Misc: a champion steer-roper & stunt man, cowboy actor; b. 1920?
TV Shows: The Monroes (as Sleeve)

🎭Lucille Vore -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.4/8/1999 (82)
Actress
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Baby Lucille)

🎭Claire Trevor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1909 d.4/8/2000 (91)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Movie Titles: Key Largo

🎭María Félix -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1914 N.S. d.4/8/2002 N.S. (88)
Actress, Mexican

🎭🏆⚾Bing Russell -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1926 d.4/8/2003 (76)
Actor, MLB Player
Names/Places: Kurt's dad

🎭Stanley Kamel -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1943 d.4/8/2008 (65)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Tony Marchette 1995)

🎭Jane Bryan -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1918 d.4/8/2009 (90)
Actress

🎭🎵Annette Funicello -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1942 d.4/8/2013 (70)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Utica, NY
Misc: paired with Frankie Avalon for many zany teenage beach movies
Song Titles: Tall Paul, Pineapple Princess (covered by Barnes and Barnes)
TV Shows: The Mickey Mouse Club (1950s), Danny Thomas Show (as Gina)
Movie Titles: Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo

🎨🎭Juraj Herz -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1934 N.S. d.4/8/2018 N.S. (83)
Designer (m), Actor, Movie Director (m), Czech

🎭🎮Chuck McCann -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1934 N.S. d.4/8/2018 N.S. (83)
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer (m), Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: Oliver Hardy impersonator on 1960-70s TV
TV Shows: All That Glitters, Garry Moore Show, A New Kind of Family, DuckTales, Fantastic Four, Powerpuff Girls, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Pac-Man
Movie Titles: Robin Hood: Men in Tights, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
Video Games: "King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow", Spider-Man 3, Gothic 3, True Crime: New York City, DuckTales: Remastered

✍🎭Richard Rush -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1929 N.S. d.4/8/2021 N.S. (91)
Scriptwriter, Producer/Director (m)
Movie Titles: The Stunt Man, Color of Night, Freebie and the Bean

🎭Elizabeth Hubbard -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1933 N.S. d.4/8/2023 N.S. (89)
Actress

🎭Michael Lerner -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1941 N.S. d.4/8/2023 N.S. (81)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Clueless (as Mel)
Movie Titles: Godzilla (1998), Barton Fink, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Elf

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