3 September


1788

 Gustaf Erik Pasch
Gustaf Erik Pasch (September 3, 1788 – September 6, 1862) was a Swedish inventor and professor of chemistry at Karolinska institute in Stockholm and inventor of the safety match. Born Gustaf Erik Berggren in Norrköping. (d. 1862)

1875

 Ferdinand Porsche
Ferdinand Porsche (3 September 1875 – 30 January 1951) was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments and Porsche automobiles. Born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire. (d. 1951)

1897

 Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker (3 September 1897 – 20 April 1971) was an English character and comedy actor with a distinctive husky voice and a supercilious demeanor, who usually played supporting roles in his 91 films made between 1928 and 1969. He appeared in Dangerous Moonlight (1941), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), and I Was Monty’s Double (1958), as well as the comedies The Ladykillers (1955), and The Man in the White Suit (1951). Born Cecil Schwabe in Hastings, Sussex, England. (d. 1971)

1910

 Kitty Carlisle
Kitty Carlisle (September 3, 1910 – April 17, 2007) was an American singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts. She is best remembered as a regular panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. Carlisle served 20 years on the New York State Council on the Arts. In 1991, she received the National Medal of Arts from President George H. W. Bush. Eight years later, in 1999, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Born Catherine Conn in New Orleans, Louisiana. (d. 2007)

1913

 Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns such as Shane (1953) and film noirs where he was often paired with Veronica Lake, such as This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key (1942) and The Blue Dahlia (1946). Born Alan Walbridge Ladd in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (d. 1964)

1921

 Bill Dean
Bill Dean (3 September 1921 – 20 April 2000) was a British actor. He was most notable in his later years for playing miserly Harry Cross in the soap opera Brookside. He also made appearances in numerous other UK dramas including, When the Boat Comes In, The Sweeney, Minder, Juliet Bravo and Heartbeat. Born Patrick Anthony Connolly in Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire. (d. 2000)

1932

 Eileen Brennan
Eileen Brennan (September 3, 1932 – July 28, 2013) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan was known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Born Verla Eileen Brennen in Los Angeles, California. (d. 2013)

1938

 Caryl Churchill
Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is a British playwright known for dramatising the abuses of power, for her use of non-naturalistic techniques, and for her exploration of sexual politics and feminist themes. Born in London, England.

1940

 Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins, OBE (born 3 September 1940) is an English actress of the stage, television, and film. She first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas & Sarah during the 1970s. She later drew acclaim for playing the title role in the play Shirley Valentine for which she received Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards. She reprised the role in a 1989 film adaptation, winning a BAFTA and garnering Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Born in Exmouth, Devon, England.

1942

 Al Jardine
Al Jardine (born September 3, 1942) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Beach Boys. Jardine recorded 25 studio albums with The Beach Boys and was the lead vocalist on a number of the band’s songs, including, “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Then I Kissed Her,” “I Know There’s an Answer,” and “Lady Lynda.”. Born Alan Charles Jardine in Lima, Ohio.

1943

 Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine (born September 3, 1943) is an American actress and model. In 1975, Perrine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress (Drama) and won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as comedian Lenny Bruce’s wife, stripper Honey Bruce, in Bob Fosse’s Lenny (1974). One of her best-remembered movie roles came as Miss Eve Teschmacher, moll of criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, in Superman (1978). Born Valerie Ritchie Perrine in Galveston, Texas.

1959

 Dick Strawbridge
Dick Strawbridge, MBE, (born 3 September 1959), is a British engineer, television presenter and environmentalist. Strawbridge has appeared on television programmes including Scrapheap Challenge. Born Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Francis Strawbridge MBE in Burma.

1963

 Serena Gordon
Serena Gordon (born 3 September 1963) is an English actress. She is probably best known for playing the role of Superintendent Amanda Prosser in the long running ITV drama The Bill as well as her role in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye as the MI6 psychological and psychiatric evaluator Caroline. Born in London, England.

1965

 Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen (born September 3, 1965)i s an American actor. Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), and Young Guns (1988). In the 2000s, Sheen became best known for his television roles. He replaced Michael J. Fox in Spin City and his performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy and then starred in Two and a Half Men which earned him several Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.
. Born Carlos Irwin Estévez in New York, New York.

1981

 Fearne Cotton
Fearne Cotton (born 3 September 1981) is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes. Born in Northwood, London, England.

1987

 Chris Fountain
Chris Fountain (born 3 September 1987) is an English actor perhaps best known for his role as Justin Burton in the Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks, a role he played from 2003 to 2009 and his role as Tommy Duckworth in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2011 until 2013. Born Christopher Ryan Fountain in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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