19 September


1869

 Ben Turpin
Ben Turpin (September 19, 1869 – July 1, 1940) was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his work in silent films. In the 1909 film Mr. Flip, Turpin receives what is believed to have been the first pie-in-the-face. Born Bernard Turpin in New Orleans, Louisiana. (d. 1940)

1911

 William Golding
Sir William Golding CBE (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage. Born William Gerald Golding in Newquay, Cornwall,
England. (d. 1993)

1913

 Frances Farmer
Frances Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an American actress and television host. She is perhaps better known for sensationalized accounts of her life, especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. Born Frances Elena Farmer in Seattle, Washington. (d. 1970)

1927

 Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris (born 19 September 1927) is an English actress. She is a 1986 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. She is a four-time Drama Desk Award winner and nine-time Tony Award nominee, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1966 for The Lion in Winter. On television, she won an Emmy Award for the 1974 TV serial Notorious Woman, and a Golden Globe for the 1978 miniseries Holocaust. For the 1994 film Tom & Viv, she received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination. Born Rosemary Ann Harris in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England.

1928

 Adam West
Adam West (born September 19, 1928) is an American film, television, character, voice and stage actor whose career spans six decades of television.He achieved continuing success for the title role in the 1960s series Batman and its theatrical feature film. He has done voice work on animated series such as The Fairly OddParents and Family Guy. Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington.

1930

 Derek Nimmo
Derek Nimmo (19 September 1930 – 24 February 1999) was an English character actor, producer and author. He was particularly associated with upper class “silly-ass” roles, and clerical roles. Nimmo made his name as the Reverend Mervyn Noote in the British sitcom All Gas and Gaiters (1966). Born Derek Robert Nimmo in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. (d. 1999)

1931

 Brook Benton
Brook Benton (September 19, 1931 – April 9, 1988) was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Born Benjamin Franklin Peay in Lugoff, South Carolina. (d. 1988)

1933

 David McCallum
David McCallum (born 19 September 1933) is a Scottish actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing Russian spy Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel. In recent years, McCallum has gained international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard in the American television series NCIS. Born David Keith McCallum Jr in Glasgow, Scotland.

1934

 Brian Epstein
Brian Epstein (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Born Brian Samuel Epstein in Liverpool, England. (d. 1967)

1936

 Anna Karen
Anna Karen (born 19 September 1936) is a South African-born English film, television and theatre actress. Prominent in soap opera and comedy her best-known roles are in the sitcoms On the Buses and The Rag Trade. Born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

1940

 Paul Williams
Paul Williams (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs including Three Dog Night’s version of “An Old Fashioned Love Song”, Helen Reddy’s “You and Me Against the World”, David Bowie’s “Fill Your Heart”, and the Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays”, as well as his contributions to films, such as writing the lyrics to “Evergreen”, the love theme from A Star Is Born, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song; and “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie. Born Paul Hamilton Williams in Omaha, Nebraska.

1941

 Cass Elliot
Cass Elliot (September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974), also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and member of The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. She is best remembered for her vocals on the group’s hits “California Dreamin'”, “Monday, Monday”, “Words of Love”, and the solo “Dream a Little Dream of Me”. Born Ellen Naomi Cohen in Baltimore, Maryland. (d. 1974)

1942

 Freda Payne
Freda Payne (born September 19, 1942) is an American Soul/R&B singer and actress best known for her million selling 1970 hit single, “Band of Gold”. Born Freda Charcilia Payne in Detroit, Michigan.

1946

 Michael Elphick
Michael Elphick (19 September 1946 – 7 September 2002) was an English actor known in the UK for his trademark croaky voice and his work on British television, particularly his roles as the eponymous private investigator in the ITV series Boon and later Harry Slater in BBC’s EastEnders. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Gorky Park. Born Michael John Elphick in Chichester, Sussex, England. (d. 2002)

1947

 Lol Creme
Lol Creme (born 19 September 1947 in Prestwich, England) is an English musician and music video director, best known for his work in 10cc and Godley & Creme. Born Laurence Neil Creme in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.

1948

 Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons (born 19 September 1948) is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many West End theatre productions. Irons’ first major film role came in the 1981 romantic drama The French Lieutenant’s Woman, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune, and took home multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor. Born Jeremy John Irons in Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

1949

  Twiggy
Lesley Lawson (born 19 September 1949), widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress and singer. In the mid-1960s, she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London. After modelling, Twiggy went on to enjoy a successful career as a screen, stage and television actress. As an actress, Twiggy’s role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two Golden Globe Awards. Born Lesley Hornby in Neasden, London, England.

1954

 David Bamber
David Bamber (born 19 September 1954) is an English actor, known for his television and theatre work. Bamber has worked on many British television series, mini-series and TV films. Born David James Bamber in Walkden, Lancashire, England.

1963

 Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor, radio presenter and music video director. He is known for being the frontman for the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, he became a figurehead of the Britpop genre of the mid-1990s. Born Jarvis Branson Cocker in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
 David Seaman
David Seaman MBE (born 19 September 1963) is a retired England international football goalkeeper who played for Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City, among others, during a career lasting from 1981 to 2004. The peak of Seaman’s career was during his period as Arsenal and England goalkeeper in the 1990s and early 2000s. During his time at Arsenal he won three league championships, four FA Cups, the League Cup in 1993 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1994. During this time he also played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and Euro 96 and Euro 2000, and is England’s second-most capped goalkeeper with 75 caps, after Peter Shilton. Born David Andrew Seaman in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England.

1969

 Candy Dulfer
Candy Dulfer (born 19 September 1969) is a Dutch smooth jazz, funk alto saxophonist and occasional singer. Dulfer has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation album. She has performed and recorded songs with musicians including Prince, Dave Stewart, and Van Morrison, and has performed live with Alan Parsons (1995), and Pink Floyd (1990). Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1970

 Sally Ann Matthews
Sally Ann Matthews (born 19 September 1970), is a British actress known for roles as Jenny Bradley in Coronation Street and as Sandra Briggs in Emmerdale. Born in Oldham, Lancashire.

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