On This Day … 14 September [2022]

People (Births)

  • 1910 – Jack Hawkins, English actor and producer (d. 1973).
  • 1919 – Olga Lowe, South African-English actress (d. 2013).
  • 1927 – Janet Davies, English actress (d. 1986).
  • 1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter.
  • 1960 – Callum Keith Rennie, English-Canadian actor and producer.

People (Deaths)

  • 1959 – Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914).
  • 2003 – Jerry Fleck, American actor and director (b. 1947).

Jack Hawkins

John Edward Hawkins, CBE (14 September 1910 to 18 July 1973) was an English actor who worked on stage and in film from the 1930s until the 1970s.

One of the most popular British film stars of the 1950s, he was known for his portrayal of military men. He starred in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Ben Hur (1959), and The League of Gentlemen (1960).

Olga Lowe

Olga Lowe (14 September 1919 to 2 September 2013) was a British film, stage and television actress.

She made her film debut in an uncredited role in the 1949 film Trottie True. Described by The Stage as “an actress of extraordinary versatility,” her credits included EastEnders, Where Eagles Dare (1968), Carry On Abroad, Steptoe and Son Ride Again and The Riddle of the Sands (1979).

Janet Davies

Janet Kathleen Davies (14 September 1927 to 22 September 1986) was an English actress best known for her recurring role as Mrs. Pike in the long-running sitcom Dad’s Army.

Although mainly remembered for her role in Dad’s Army, appearing in 30 episodes of the series, she also featured in many other television and film roles including Dixon of Dock Green, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, All Creatures Great and Small, Last of the Summer Wine, Z-Cars, The Citadel, Pride and Prejudice, Open All Hours, Are You Being Served?, and in the films The Ghost Goes Gear (1966) and Interlude (1968).

When she was not acting, Davies exploited her typing and shorthand training by working with various theatrical agencies. She was married to the actor Ian Gardiner, who was best known for having played Reginald Molehusband in a Central Office of Information public information film in the 1960s.

She died on 22 September 1986, aged 59, from breast cancer which had metastasised to her lungs.

Walter Koenig

Walter Marvin Koenig (born 14 September 1936) is an American actor and screenwriter.

He began acting professionally in the mid 1960s and quickly rose to prominence for his supporting role as Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek: The Original Series (1967-1969). He went on to reprise this role in all six original-cast Star Trek films. He has also acted in several other series and films including Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (1971), The Questor Tapes (1974), and Babylon 5 (1993). In addition to his acting career, Koenig has made a career in writing as well and is known for working on Land of the Lost (1974), Family (1976), What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? (1977) and The Powers of Matthew Star (1982).

Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie (born 14 September 1960) is a British-born Canadian television and film actor.

He started his career in Canadian film and television projects, where his portrayal of Stanley Raymond Kowalski on the television series Due South was his first international success. After years acting in over 125 Canadian and international projects, he became widely known for his portrayal of Leoben Conoy on Battlestar Galactica, and following that, his role as record producer Lew Ashby on the Showtime series Californication. Frequently cast as a bad guy in movies (and more often in numerous guest appearances on American television series), Rennie’s regular participation in Canadian productions gives him an opportunity to show a broader range of his acting abilities, which have been recognised by several awards.

Wayne Morris

Wayne Morris (born Bert DeWayne Morris, or Bert De Wayne Morris; 17 February 1914 to 14 September 1959) was an American film and television actor, as well as a decorated World War II fighter ace.

He appeared in many films, including Paths of Glory (1957), The Bushwackers (1952), and the title role of Kid Galahad (1937).

Jerry Fleck

Gerald “Jerry” R. Fleck (04 November 1947 to 14 September 2003) was an American assistant director best known for his work on the Star Trek franchise across eleven years.

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