August Birthdays

Happy August 31st Birthday!

If you were born on August 31, you share a birthday with these famous people:

warren berlinger 80, warren berlinger 1960s, american actor, 1950s television series, 1950s tv soap operas, the secret storm jerry ames, 1950s movies, teenage rebel, three brave men, blue denim, 1960s movies, because theyre young, platinum high school, the wackiest ship in the army, all hands on deck, billie, spinout, thunder alley, 1960s tv shows, walt disneys wonderful world of color kilroy, brackens world artie halpern, 1970s television shows, the funny side, a touch of grace walter bradley, love american style, operation petticoat chief engineer dobritch, 1970s movies, the red badge of courage, lepke, i will i will for now, harry and walter go to new york, the shaggy da, 1980s movies, the cannonball run, the world according to garp, free ride, going bananas, outlaw force, take two, ten little indians, 1980s tv series, too close for comfort herb,  1990s movies, hero, that thing you do, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1937Warren Berlinger is 80

American TV & movie actor (The Joey Bishop Show; A Touch of Grace; Bracken's World; The Secret Storm, Spinout; Because They're Young; Billie; That Thing You Do) and new octogenarian senior born August 31, 1937. (Warren Berlinger c. 1961-1963 Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia PD)

jack thompson 77, nee john hadley pain, jack thompson 2012, australian actor, australian 1960s television series, motel bill burke, 1970s tv shows, spyforce erskine, behind the legend charles kingsford smith, 1970s movies, wake in fright, sunday too far away, scob ie malone, that lady from peking, caddie, mad dog morgan, the chant of jimmie blacksmith, the journalist, 1980s movies, breaker morant, the earthling, the club, bad blood, the man from snowy river, merry christmas mr lawrence, flesh and blood, burke and wills, short circuit, gound zero, 1990s movies, turtle beach, deception, wind, a far off place, the sum of us, broken arrow, excess baggage, last dance, midnight in the garden of good and evil, 2000s movies, original sin, the assassination of richard nixon, the good german, december boys, leatherheads, australia, dont be afraid of the dark, the great gatsby, mystery road, around the block, the light between oceans, star wars episode ii attack of the clones, 2000s television mini series, devils playground cardinal neville, bonnie and clyde warden, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1940Jack Thompson is 77 (nee John Hadley Pain)

Australian septuagenarian and movie actor (The Man from Snowy River; Breaker Morant; Scobie Malone; Excess Baggage; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Australia; The Great Gatsby; Flesh + Bone), born August 31, 1940. (Jack Thompson 2012 Photo: Eva Rinaldi | Wikimedia CC 2.0)

van morrison 76, nee george ivan morrison, van morrison 1972, northern irish musician, music producer, rock and roll hall of fame, songwriter, singer, 1960s hit singles, brown eyed girl, midnight special, 1970s hit songs, come running, crazy love, domino, blue money, sweet thing, call me up in dreamland, wild night, tupelo honey, jackie wilson said im in heaven when you smile, redwood tree, saint dominics preview, caledonia, gloria, moondance, wavelength, bright side of the road, full force gale, 1980s hit singles, you make me feel so free, cleaning windows, scandinavia, summertime in england, tore down a la rimbaud, ivory tower, have i told you lately, whenever god shines his light, 1990s hit songs, days like this, thats life, the healing game, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1945Van Morrison is 76 (nee George Ivan Morrison)

Northern Irish musician, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (Brown Eyed Girl; Gloria; Domino; Moondance; Bright Side of the Road; Someone Like You; Have I Told You Lately) and septuagenarian senior born August 31, 1945. (Van Morrison 1972 Photo: Warner Brothers Records | Wikimedia PD)

Lowell Ganz is 69

American senior citizen, producer and screenwriter for TV (Laverne & Shirley; Joanie Loves Chachi; The Odd Couple) & movies (Night Shift; Splash; Spies Like Us; Parenthood; City Slickers; A League of Their Own; Fever Pitch; Where the Heart Is), born August 31, 1948

richard gere 68, richard gere 1985, american actor, 1970s movies, report to the commissioner, baby blue marine, looking for mr goodbar, days of heaven, bloodbrothers, yanks, 1980s movies, american gigolo, an officer and a gentleman, breathless, beyond the limit, the cotton club, king david, power, no mercy, miles from home, 1990s movies, internal affairs, pretty woman, rhapsody in august, final analysis, sommersby, and the band played on, mr jones, intersection, first knight, primal fear, red corner, the jackal, runaway bride, 2000s movies, autumn in new york, dr t and the women, the mothman prophecies, unfaithful, chicago, shall we dance, bee season, the hoax, the flock, the hunting party, im not there, nights in rodanthe, brooklyns finest, hachi a dogs tale, amelia, the double, arbitrage, time out of mind, the second best exotic marigold hotel, the benefactor, norman, the dinner, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1949Richard Gere is 68

American senior citizen and actor (Pretty Woman; Looking for Mr. Goodbar; Yanks; American Gigolo; An Officer and a Gentleman; Runaway Bride; The Cotton Club; No Mercy; Final Analysis; Chicago), born August 31, 1949. (Richard Gere 1985 Photo: Joan Halifax | Flickr SRR)

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Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on August 31, 2017!

And remembering

fredric march 1940, nee ernest frederick mcintyre bickel, american actor, tony awards, silent movies, 1920s movies, the wild party, clara bow costar, the studio murder mystery, paris bound, jealousy, the marriage playground, 1930s movies, paramount on parade, ladies love brutes, true to the navy, manslaughter, the royal family of broadway, academy awards, honor among lovers, claudette colbert costar, my sin, dr jekyll and mr hyde, strangers in love, merrily we go to hell, smilin through, the sign of the cross, tonight is ours, the eagle and the hawk, design for living, all of me, good dame, death takes a holiday, the affairs of cellini, the barretts of wimpole street, les miserables, anna karenina, the dark angel, the road to glory, mary of scotland, anthony adverse, a star is born, nothing sacred, the buccaneer, there goes my heart, trade winds, 1940s movies, susan and god, victory, so ends our night, one foot in heaven, bedtime story, i married a witch, the adventures of mark twain, tomorrow the world, the best years of our lives, another part of the forest, an act of murder, christopher columbus, 1950s movies, death of a salesman, man on a tightrope, executive suite, the bridges at toko ri, the desperate hours, alexander the great, the man in the gray flannel suit, 1960s movies, inherit the wind, the young doctors, seven day sin may, hombre, 1970s movies, tick tick tick, the iceman cometh, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1897, died april 14 1975, celebrity deathsFredric March (nee Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel)

American Tony & Academy Award-winning stage and movie actor (The Best Years of Our Lives; The Desperate Hours; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; A Star is Born; Death of a Salesman; The Barretts of Wimpole Street; Anthony Adverse) (born Aug. 31, 1897 - died Apr. 14, 1975; age 77). Cause of death for Fredric March was prostate cancer. (Fredric March c. 1940 Photo: Wikimedia PD)

arthur godfrey 1949, american entertainer, nickname the old redhead, novelty singer, actor, 1960s comedy movies, the glass bottom boat, 4 for texas, radio show host, professor quizz, arthur godfrey time, 1950s television show host, arthur godfreys talent scouts, arthur godfrey and his friends, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1903, died march 16 1983, celebrity deathsArthur Godfrey ("The Old Redhead")

American entertainer, radio & TV host (Professor Quiz; Arthur Godfrey Time; Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts; Arthur Godfrey and His Friends), actor in movies (4 for Texas; The Glass Bottom Boat) (born Aug. 31, 1903 - died Mar. 16, 1983; age 79). Cause of death for Arthur Godfrey was emphysema. (Arthur Godfrey 1949 Photo: Don O'Brien| Flickr SRR)

richard basehart 1958, nee john richard basehart, american actor, 1940s movies, repeat performance, cry wolf, he walked by night, roseanna mccoy, reign of terror, tension, 1950s movies, outside the wall, fourteen hours, the house on telegraph hill, fixed bayonets, decision before dawn, titanic, the strangers hand, angels of darkness, the good die young, la strada, jailbirds, canyon crossroads, cartouche, finger of guilt, the extra day, moby dick, miracles of thursday, time limit, the brothers karamazov, love and troubles, the ambitious one, 1960s movies, 5 branded women, portrait in black, for the love of mike, passport to china, hitler, the savage guns, kings of the sun, the satan bug, 1960s television series, voyage to the bottom of the sea, admiral harriman nelson, web gus dunlap, 1970s movies, chatos land, rage, mansion of the doomed, the island of dr moreau, the great bank hoax, being there, television narrator, 1980s tv shows, 1980s television series, knight rider narrator, four day sin november narrator, vietnam the ten thousand day war narrator, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1914, died september 17 1984, celebrity deathsRichard Basehart (nee John Richard Basehart)

American narrator and actor on TV (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; Knight Rider; Four Days in November) and in the movies (He Walked By Night; The Good Die Young; Moby Dick; Portrait in Black; Hitler) (born Aug. 31, 1914 - died Sept. 17, 1984; age 70). Cause of death for Richard Basehart was a stroke. (Richard Basehart 1958 Zane Grey Theater Screenshot)

buddy hackett 1963, nee leonard hacker, american comedian, actor, 1940s television series, school house, 1950s tv shows, seven at eleven, 1950s movies, walking my baby back home, fireman save my child, gods little acre, 1990s television shows, action uncle lonnie, 1960s movies, all hands on deck, everythings ducky, the music man, the wonderful world of the brothers grimm, its a mad mad mad mad world, muscle beach party, the golden head, the love bug, 1990s movies, hey babe, scrooged, the little mermaid voice of scuttle, 190s movies, paulie, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1924, died june 30 2003, celebrity deathsBuddy Hackett (nee Leonard Hacker)

American comedian & actor on stage, TV (Hollywood Squares; The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; What's My Line?), and in movies (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; The Love Bug) (born Aug. 31, 1924 - died June 30, 2003; age 78). Buddy Hackett had diabetes and a stroke before he died. (Buddy Hackett 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Trailer Screenshot)

jean beliveau 1971, canadian ice hockey player, montreal canadiens team captain, 1956 hart memorial mvp, 1964 mvp, 1956 art ross top scorer trophy, 17 stanley cups, montreal canadiens executive, vice president and director of public relations, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1931, died march 6 2014, celebrity deathsJean Béliveau (nee Joseph Jean Arthur Béliveau)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame Montreal Canadiens NHL Hockey player (1950-1971), Team Captain & Executive with 17 Stanley Cup wins, Hart Memorial Trophy MVP (1956 & 1964) & 1956 Art Ross top scorer (born Aug. 31, 1931 - died Mar. 6, 2014; age 77). Jean Béliveau had a couple of strokes before he died. (Jean Béliveau 1971 Photo: Flickr SRR)

james coburn 1959, american actor, 1950s movies, ride lonesome, face of a fugitive, 1960s movies, the magnificent seven, the great escape, hell is for heroes, charade, the man from galveston, the americanization of emily, major dundee, a high wind in jamaica, the loved one, our man flint, what did you do in the war daddy, dead head on a merry go round, in like flint, waterhole number 3, the presidents analyst, duffy, candy, hard contract, 1960s television series, klondike jeff duran, acapulco gregg miles, 1970s movies, the carey treatment, the honkers, pat garret and billy the kid, the last of sheila, harry in your pocket, the internecine project, bite the bullet, hard times, sky riders, the last hard men, midway, firepower, ,the muppet movie, goldengirl, 1980s movies, the baltimore bullet, loving couples, high risk, looker, death of a soldier, train to heaven, 1990s movies, young guns ii, hudson hawk, the player, the hit list, deadfall, sister act 2 back in the habit, maverick, the set up, eraser, the nutty professor, keys to tulsa, affliction, 2000s movies, snow dogs, american gun, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1928, died november 18 2002, celebrity deathsJames Coburn

Academy Award-winning American TV and movie actor (The Magnificent Seven; Hell is for Heroes; The Great Escape; Charade; Our Man Flint; The Carey Treatment; Affliction; Snow Dogs) (born Aug. 31, 1928 - died Nov. 18, 2002; age 74).  James Coburn had rheumatoid arthritis and died of a heart attack. (James Coburn 1959 The Californians Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia PD)

maria montessori, italian doctor, teacher, mentally disabled educator, creator montessori method, montessori schools, casa dei bambini, childrens house, ecoctogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1870, died may 6 1952, celebrity deathsMaria Montessori

Italian doctor and educator, pioneer in educating mentally disabled children, creator of the Montessori Method and schools (Casa dei Bambini / Children's House) (born Aug. 31, 1870 - died May 6, 1952; age 81). Cause of death for Maria Montessori is unknown. (Maria Montessori Photo: Nationaal Archief  | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

william saroyan 1940, american playwright, the time of your life, hello out there, 1940 pulitzer prize for drama, academy award, novelist, the human comedy, my name is aram, tracys tiger, short story writer, the summer of the beautiful white horse, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1908, died may 18 1981, celebrity deathsWilliam Saroyan 

American Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright & novelist (The Time of Your Life; Hello Out There; The Human Comedy), poet & short story writer (The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse) (born Aug. 31, 1908 - died May 18, 1981; age 72). William Saroyan died of prostate cancer. (William Saroyan 1940 Photo: Al Aumuller | Wikimedia PD)

noble willingham 1974, american actor, 1970s movies, the last picture show, paper moon, hit, chinatown, big bad mama, aloha bobby and rose, fighting mad, greased lightning, the boys in company c, norma rae, fast charlie the moonbeam rider, butch and sundance the early days, 1980s movies, brubaker, the howling, harrys war, first monday in october, independence day, la bamba, summer heat, born in east la, good morning vietnam, blind fury, 1980s television series, cutter to houston, mayor warren jarvis, ann jillian duke howard, 1990s movies, pastime, career opportunities, city slickers, the last boy scout, article 99, of mice and men, the distinguished gentleman, fire in the sky, the hudsucker proxy, ace ventura pet detective, city slickers ii, the legend of curlys gold, walker texas ranger 3 deadly reunion, up close and personal, 1990s television shows, walker texas ranger c d parker, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, august 31 birthday, born august 31 1931, died january 17 2004, celebrity deathsNoble Willingham

American actor on TV (Walker, Texas Ranger; Cutter to Houston) and in movies (Up Close and Personal; City Slickers II; Ace Ventura Pet Detective; La Bamba; Good Morning Vietnam; The Last Picture Show; Norma Rae) (born Aug. 31, 1931 - died Jan. 17, 2004; age 72). Noble Willingham died of a heart attack. (Noble Willingham 1974 Big Bad Mama Screenshot)

Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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