On This Day … 06 September


Events

  • 1642 – England’s Parliament bans public stage-plays.

People (Births)

  • 1885 – Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974).
  • 1890 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960).
  • 1909 – Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993).
  • 1917 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999).
  • 1925 – Andrea Camilleri, Italian author, screenwriter, and director (d. 2019).
  • 1926 – Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (d. 2001).
  • 1929 – Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (d. 2005).
  • 1931 – Bud Shrake, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2009).
  • 1937 – Jo Anne Worley, American actress, comedian, and singer.
  • 1939 – Brigid Berlin, American actress, painter, and photographer.
  • 1944 – Swoosie Kurtz, American actress.
  • 1947 – Jane Curtin, American actress and comedian.
  • 1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter.
  • 1958 – Michael Winslow, American actor.
  • 1964 – Rosie Perez, American actress, dancer, and director.
  • 1967 – Macy Gray, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress.
  • 1969 – CeCe Peniston, American singer-songwriter, actress, and former beauty pageant winner.
  • 1972 – Idris Elba, English actor.
  • 1972 – Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer.
  • 1989 – Kim So-eun, South Korean actress.

People (Deaths)

  • 1949 – Walter Widdop, English tenor and actor (b. 1892).
  • 1952 – Gertrude Lawrence, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1898).
  • 1959 – Kay Kendall, English actress and comedian (b. 1927).
  • 1974 – Otto Kruger, American actor (b. 1885).
  • 1986 – Blanche Sweet, American actress (b. 1896).
  • 1987 – Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922).
  • 1992 – Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1912).
  • 1994 – James Clavell, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924).
  • 1998 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910).
  • 1998 – Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Swedish actor (b. 1928).
  • 2008 – Anita Page, American actress (b. 1910).
  • 2010 – Clive Donner, English director and editor (b. 1926).
  • 2012 – Jerome Kilty, American actor and playwright (b. 1922).
  • 2012 – Terry Nutkins, English naturalist, television presenter and author (b. 1946).
  • 2017 – Peter Luck, Australian journalist and television host (b. 1944).
  • 2018 – Liz Fraser, English actress (b. 1930).
  • 2018 – Will Jordan, American comedian and actor (b. 1927).
  • 2018 – Burt Reynolds, American actor, director and producer (b. 1936).

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