Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria-Hungary. (d. 1918)
Dave Fleischer (July 14, 1894 – June 25, 1979) was an American animation film director and film producer, best known as a co-owner of Fleischer Studios with his two older brothers Max Fleischer and Lou Fleischer. Among the cartoon series Fleischer supervised were Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor. Born David Fleischer in New York City. (d. 1979)
Irving Stone (July 14, 1903, – August 26, 1989) was an American writer known for his biographical novels of famous historical personalities, including Lust for Life, a biographical novel about the life of Vincent van Gogh, and The Agony and the Ecstasy, a biographical novel about Michelangelo. Born Irving Tannenbaum in San Francisco, California. (d. 1989)
Bill Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century.With Joseph Barbera he produced Tom and Jerry at MGM. They co-founded Hanna-Barbera , which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and Yogi Bear. Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Born William Denby Hanna in Melrose, New Mexico. (d. 2001)
Terry-Thomas (10 July 1911 – 8 January 1990) was an English comedian and character actor who became known to a worldwide audience through his many films during the 1950s and ’60s. He often portrayed disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, toffs and bounders. His most creative period was the 1950s when he appeared in Private’s Progress (1956), The Green Man (1956), Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957), I’m All Right Jack (1959) and Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959). Born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens in Finchley, North London. (d. 1990)
Woody Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land. Born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma. (d. 1967)
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. He was the first person appointed to the Vice Presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, after Spiro Agnew had resigned. When he became president upon Richard Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974, he became the first and to date only person to have served as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected. Born Leslie Lynch King Jr in Omaha, Nebraska. (d. 2006)
Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential film directors of all time. Born Ernst Ingmar Bergman in Uppsala, Sweden. (d. 2007)
Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter. Laurents writing for Broadway includes West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Hallelujah, Baby! (1967), and La Cage Aux Folles (1983). His film scripts include Rope (1948) for Alfred Hitchcock, Bonjour Tristesse (1958) and The Way We Were (1973). Born Arthur Levine in Brooklyn, New York City. (d. 2011)
Leon Garfield FRSL (14 July 1921 – 2 June 1996) was a British writer of fiction. He is best known for children’s historical novels, though he also wrote for adults. Born in Brighton, Sussex, England. (d. 1996)
Dayle Robertson (July 14, 1923 – February 27, 2013) was an American actor best known for his starring roles on television. His best-remembered series is Tales of Wells Fargo. Born Dayle Lymoine Robertson in Harrah near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Robert Zildjian (July 14, 1923 – March 28, 2013) was the founder of Sabian Cymbals, the second largest manufacturer of cymbals in the world. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. (d. 2013)
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton (born July 14, 1926) is an American actor, musician, and singer. Stanton’s career has spanned over fifty years, which has seen him star in such films as Paris, Texas, Kelly’s Heroes, Dillinger, Alien, Repo Man, Pretty In Pink, The Last Temptation of Christ, Wild at Heart, and The Green Mile. Born in West Irvine, Kentucky.
Nancy Olson (born July 14, 1928) is an American actress. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, for her portrayal of Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard (1950). Born Nancy Ann Olson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Susan Howatch (born 14 July 1940) is an English author. Her writing career has been distinguished by family saga-type novels which describe the lives of related characters for long periods of time. Born Susan Elizabeth Sturt in Leatherhead, Surrey, England.
Sue Lawley, OBE (born 14 July 1946) is an English broadcaster. In 1972, she gained prominence as one of the reporters/presenters of the BBC TV’s news magazine Nationwide. Lawley became the anchor of the Nine O’Clock News bulletin on BBC1, and then moved to the newly launched Six O’Clock News in 1984. Born in Sedgley, Staffordshire.
Claudia Kennedy (born July 14, 1947) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army. She is the first female to reach the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army. Born Claudia Jean Kennedy in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bruce Oldfield, OBE (born 14 July 1950) is a British fashion designer, best known for his couture occasionwear. He dresses Hollywood actresses, British and International royalty and European aristocracy.
Jane Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, singer, and comedian. Notable awards she has won for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester in Glee include the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Lynch had a recurring role in the sitcom Two and a Half Men and also has had notable roles in numerous mainstream comedies. Born Jane Marie Lynch in Dolton, Illinois.
Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley (born July 14, 1961) is an American film actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Moocher in Breaking Away, Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears, the vigilante Rorschach in Watchmen, and horror icon Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Born in Northridge, California.
Matthew Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five and Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama television series Lost. Born Matthew Chandler Fox in Abington, Pennsylvania.
Missy Gold (born July 14, 1970) is a former American child actress. She is best known as portraying the Governor’s daughter, Katie, on the TV sitcom Benson (TV series) (1979-86). Born Melissa Fisher in Great Falls, Montana.
David Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb. Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, host of The Bubble, and a regular guest on other panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. He also hosts the radio show The Unbelievable Truth and the comedy news programme 10 O’Clock Live. Born David James Stuart Mitchell in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood’s sitcom dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4’s Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello QC in BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton in The Village. She is also an accomplished stage actress, and co-starred in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything. Born in Westhoughton, Bolton, England.