On this Day in Movie History, November 16: Birthdays

1901 – Lee Strasberg (Israel Strassberg) (director; teacher of method acting at Actor’s Studio; died Feb 17, 1982)

1905 – Mischa Auer (Ounskowsky) (actor: My Man Godfrey, Brewster’s Millions, Destry Rides Again, You Can’t Take It with You; died Mar 5, 1967)

1925 – Rock Hudson (Roy Harold Scherer Jr.) (actor: McMillan and Wife, Giant, A Gathering of Eagles, Ice Station Zebra, Magnificent Obsession, Pillow Talk, Written on the Wind; died Oct 2, 1985)

1937 – Peter Cook (actor: Beyond the Fringe, Beyond the Fringe ’64, Monty Python Meets Beyond the Fringe, Bedazzled, Monte Carlo or Bust; writer: Bedazzled; died Jan 9, 1995)

1942 – Martin Scorsese (director: Mean Streets, The Color of Money, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, New York, New York, The Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear, Michael Jackson’s Bad video)

1943 – Lauren Hutton (actress: American Gigolo, Lassiter, Paper Lion)

1944 – Danny DeVito (Emmy Award-winning actor: Taxi [1980-81]; Twins, Batman Returns, Hoffa, The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, Terms of Endearment, director: Throw Mama from the Train, The War of the Roses, Jack the Bear; married to actress Rhea Perlman)

1944 – Lorne Michaels (Emmy Award-winning writer: The Paul Simon Special [1977], Saturday Night Live [1976, 1977, 1989], Lily [1974]; Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Three Amigos; Emmy Award-winning producer: Saturday Night Live [1976, 1993, 2002]; Sunday Night, The New Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Stuart Saves His Family, Lassie, The Coneheads, Wayne’s World series, Three Amigos)

1955 – Yolanda King (actress: Ghosts of Mississippi, America’s Dream, The Secret Path, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.; died May 15 2007)

1959 – William R. Moses (actor: Perry Mason, Falcon Crest, Mystic Pizza, Trial by Jury, The Perfect Wife)

1962 – Eric Olson (actor: Apple’s Way, Swiss Family Robinson)

1966 – Sophie Marceau (Maupu) (actress: La Boum, Pacific Palisades, Braveheart, The World is Not Enough, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


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