Share Share Share October 31, 2017 October Birthdays October 31st Birthdays If you were born on October 31st, you share a birthday with these famous people: Lee Grant is 93 (nee Lyova Haskell Rosenthal) Nonagenarian senior citizen, Academy Award-winning blacklisted American actress of movies & TV (Detective Story; Shampoo; Teachers; Peyton Place; Fay; Search For Tomorrow), director (Intimate Portrait), born October 31, 1925. (Lee Grant 1975 Photo: PBS | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Michael Collins is 87 Retired American former US Air Force test pilot and astronaut for Gemini 10 and Apollo 11, Director of the National Air and Space Museum, VP of LTV Aerospace, and octogenarian senior citizen born October 31, 1930. (Michael Collins 1969 Photo: NASA | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Dan Rather is 86 (nee Daniel Irvin Rather Jr.) American octogenarian senior, reporter (Associated Press; United Press), Emmy & Peabody Award-winning journalist, editor and news anchor (Dan Rather Reports; CBS Evening News; 60 Minutes), born October 31, 1931. (Dan Rather 2002 Photo: Anders Krusberg / Peabody Awards | Flickr SRR) Ron Rifkin is 78 (nee Saul M. Rifkin) American Tony Award-winning actor on stage, TV (Alias, Brothers & Sisters; The Trials of Rosie O'Neill; One Day at a Time; When Things Were Rotten; Falcon Crest), movies (Dragonfly; L.A. Confidential), and septuagenarian born October 31, 1939. (Ron Rifkin 2004 Photo: Jennifer Tse | Flickr SRR) Sally Kirkland is 76 Septuagenarian senior citizen and Academy Award winning American actress in movies (Anna, JFK; The Way We Were), on TV (Valley of the Dolls; Days of Our Lives; Felicity) and producer, born October 31, 1941. (Sally Kirkland 2014 Photo: BrianToPhoto | Wikimedia CC 4.0) David Ogden Stiers is 75 American voice actor (Lilo & Stitch movie & series), actor on TV (M*A*S*H; The Dead Zone; North and South; Perry Mason films), movies (Harry's War; Magic; The Accidental Tourist), and septuagenarian born October 31, 1942. (David Ogden Stiers 1977 M*A*S*H Photo: CBS TV | Wikimedia PD) Brian Doyle-Murray is 72 American TV & movie comedian, screenwriter, actor (Saturday Night Live; Sullivan & Son; The Middle; Good Sports; Bakersfield P.D.; SCTV; Caddyshack), & septuagenarian born October 31, 1945. (Brian Doyle-Murray 2015 Photo: Charles Cherney Photography / Western Golf Association) Stephen Rea is 71 Northern Irish actor on stage, TV (Crime of the Century TV movie; Crossroads) and in films (The Crying Game; Michael Collins; The Doctor and the Devils; The End of the Affair; The Musketeer; Until Death), born October 31, 1946. (Stephen Rea 2010 Photo: BackPacKer | Wikimedia PD) Deidre Hall is 70 New septuagenarian American senior citizen, model and actress on TV (Dr. Marlena Evans on Days of Our Lives; Our House; Emergency!; The Young and the Restless; Electra Woman and Dyna Girl; Wiseguy), born October 31, 1947. (Deidre Hall 2005 Photo: Albert Domasin | Wikimedia CC 2.0) Frank Shorter is 70 German-American retired long distance marathon runner, winner of the 1972 Munich Olympics marathon gold medal, 1976 Montreal Olympics silver medal, USA National Track and Field Hall of Famer, and septuagenarian born October 31, 1947. (Frank Shorter 2002 Photo: Dpbush | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Jane Pauley is 67 (nee Margaret Jane Pauley) American senior, Emmy Award-winning TV journalist, newswoman & talk show host (CBS Sunday Morning; Today; Dateline; NBC Nightly News; Real Life with Jane Pauley; Time and Again; The Jane Pauley Show), born October 31, 1950. (Jane Pauley 2012 Photo: David Shankbone | Wikimedia CC 3.0) (Photo: urbex clan) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on October 31st, 2017! And remembering Barbara Bel Geddes American Theater Hall of Fame and Emmy Award-winning blacklisted actress of Broadway, TV (Miss Ellie on Dallas), and in movies (Vertigo; I Remember Mama; The Long Night; Caught; Panic in the Streets) (born Oct. 31, 1922 - died Aug. 8, 2005; age 82). Cause of death for Barbara Bel Geddes was lung cancer. (Barbara Bel Geddes 1968 Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia PD) Dale Evans (nee Lucille Wood Smith) American Western Performers Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (Happy Trails), wife of Roy Rogers, and actress of TV & movies (The Roy Rogers Show; My Pal Trigger; Don't Fence Me In; The Golden Stallion) (born Oct. 31, 1912 - died Feb. 7, 2001; age 88). Dale Evans died of congestive heart failure. (Dale Evans 1947 Photo: Roman Freulich / Republic Pictures | Wikimedia PD) Ethel Waters (nee Ethel Howard) American Grammy Hall of Fame singer (Dinah; Stormy Weather; Am I Blue?) and actress on stage, TV (Beulah) & movies (As Thousands Cheer; Cabin in the Sky; Member of the Wedding) (born Oct. 31, 1896 - died Sept. 1, 1977; age 80). Ethel Waters had several illnesses before she died. (Ethel Waters 1943 Photo: William Morris Agency | Wikimedia PD) Eduard Franz (nee Eduard Franz Schmidt) American actor on stage, TV (Breaking Point; Zorro) and in movies (The Magnificent Yankee; Wake of the Red Witch; Francis; The Jazz Singer; The Indian Fighter; Francis of Asissi) (born Oct. 31, 1902 - died Feb. 10, 1987; age 84). Eduard Franz died after a long illness. (Eduard Franz 1966 12 O'Clock High Screenshot) Hobie Alter (nee Hobart Alter) American record-setting solo and tandem surfboarder, creator and founder of Hobie Surfboards (Speedo Sponges; Flexi-Fliers), Hobie Skateboards, and Hobie Cat catamarans (born Oct. 31, 1933 - died Mar. 29, 2014; age 80). Cause of death for Hobie Alter was cancer. Dick Francis (nee Richard Stanley Francis) English WWWWII RAF pilot, steeplechase jockey for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and horse racing mystery writer (Bolt, Banker, Come to Grief; Dead Cert; Odds Against; Whip Hand; Break In) (born Oct. 31, 1920 - died Feb. 14, 2010; age 89). Dick Francis died of natural causes.