Share Share Share September 29, 2017 September Birthdays September 29th Birthdays If you were born on September 29, you share a birthday with these famous people: Robert Benton is 85 Octogenarian American senior citizen, Academy Award-winning movie screenwriter and director (Places in the Heart; Kramer Vs. Kramer; Bonnie and Clyde; The Late Show; Nobody' s Fool; Twilight; Superman) born September 29, 1932. Jerry Lee Lewis is 82 American pianist, Grammy Award-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (High School Confidential; Great Balls of Fire; Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On; What'd I Say; Breathless) and octogenarian born September 29, 1935. (Jerry Lee Lewis 1950s Photo: Maurice Seymour | Wikimedia PD) Ian McShane is 75 English septuagenarian senior citizen, actor on TV (Lovejoy; Deadwood; Kings; Dick Francis TV movies; Dallas; The Pillars of the Earth) & films (If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium; Battle of Britain; Hercules), born September 29, 1942. (Ian McShane 1975 The Terrorists Screenshot) Donna Leon is 75 American crime fiction novelist, author of Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries (Death at La Fenice; Acqua Alta; Uniform Justice; The Golden Egg; A Venetian Reckoning; About Face), and septuagenarian born September 29, 1942. (Donna Leon 2010 Photo: Michiel Hendryckx | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Mike Post is 73 (nee Leland Michael Postil) Septuagenarian American senior citizen & TV composer (Law & Order; NYPD Blue; L.A. Law; Magnum, P.I.; The Rockford Files; Hill Street Blues; Hunter; The A-Team; Quantum Leap; Wiseguy; Murder One) born September 29, 1944. (Mike Post 2002 Photo: Pupkinvassily | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Bryant Gumbel is 69 American Emmy Award-winning television journalist, sports broadcaster & host (Today; The Early Show; Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel; MLB & NFL pre-game shows; 1988 Summer Olympics; PGA Tour) & senior born September 29, 1948. (Bryant Gumbel 2013 Photo: Peabody Awards | Wikimedia CC 2.0) Mark Farner is 69 American senior citizen, songwriter (Bad Time; I'm Your Captain[Closer to Home]), co-founder, lead singer and guitarist of 1970s rock band Grand Funk Railroad (We're An American Band; Some Kind of Wonderful) born September 29, 1948. (Mark Farner 1971 Photo: Wikimedia PD) (Photo: Christian Widell) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on September 29, 2017! and remembering Gene Autry (nee Orvon Grover Autry) American Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (Here Comes Santa Claus; Back in the Saddle Again), actor on radio (Gene Autry's Melody Ranch), TV (The Gene Autry Show) & film (The Singing Cowboy) (born Sept. 29, 1907 - died Oct. 2, 1998; age 91). Gene Autry died of lymphoma. (Gene Autry & Champion 1950 Photo: CBS | Wikimedia PD) Greer Garson (nee Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson) Academy Award-winning English-American actress (Mrs. Miniver; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Pride and Prejudice; Madame Curie; Mrs. Parkington; That Forsyte Woman; The Miniver Story; Julius Caesar; The Singing Nun; Adventure) (born Sept. 29, 1904 - died Apr. 6, 1996; age 91). Greer Garson died of heart failure. (Greer Garson 1940s Photo: Insomnia Cured Here | Flickr SRR) Anita Ekberg (nee Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg) Swedish movie actress (Artists and Models; La Dolce Vita; War and Peace; Hollywood or Bust; Valerie; Screaming Mimi; Sheba and the Gladiator; 4 For Texas; Way...Way Out; Death Knocks Twice) (born Sept. 29, 1931 - died Jan. 11, 2015; age 83). Cause of death for Anita Ekberg is unknown. (Anita Ekberg 1958 Screaming Mimi Trailer Screenshot) Steve Forrest (nee William Forrest Andrews) American actor on TV (S.W.A.T.; The Baron; Dallas) & movies (Prisoner of War; The Wild Country; Rogue Cop; Bedevilled; So Big; It Happened to Jane; Heller in Pink Tights; Flaming Star; The Second Time Around) (born Sept. 29, 1925 - died May 18, 2013; age 87). Cause of death for Steve Forrest is unknown. (Steve Forrest 1975 S.W.A.T. Photo: ABC TV | Wikimedia PD) Stan Berenstain American illustrator, writer, co-creator and co-author with wife Jan Berenstain, of The Berenstain Bears children's book series (The Big Honey Hunt; The Bike Lesson) and It's All in the Family cartoon series (born Sept 29, 1923 - died Nov. 26, 2005; age 82). Stan Berenstain died of lymphoma. (Stan Berenstain Books Photo: Jengod | Wikipedia CC 3.0) Trevor Howard (nee Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith) British actor on stage, TV, & in movies (Brief Encounter; Golden Salamander; I See a Dark Stranger; The Third Man; The Key; Mutiny on the Bounty; Father Goose; Von Ryan's Express; 11 Harrowhouse) (born Sept. 29, 1913 - died Jan. 7, 1988; age 74). Trevor Howard died of cirrhosis of the liver and hepatic failure. (Trevor Howard 1946 I See a Dark Stranger Screenshot) Lizabeth Scott (nee Emma Matzo) American 1940s-1950s movie actress (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers; Dead Reckoning; Desert Fury; I Walk Alone; Pitfall; Easy Living; Paid in Full; Dark City; The Racket; Scared Stiff; Loving You) (born Sept. 29, 1922 - died Jan. 31, 2015; age 92). Lizabeth Scott died of congestive heart failure. (Lizabeth Scott 1946 Photo: Paramount Pictures | Wikimedia PD) Barbara Mertz (nee Barbara Louise Gross) American Egyptologist, historical, gothic & supernatural thriller author aka Elizabeth Peters & Barbara Michaels (Ammie Come Home; Greygallows; Crocodile on the Sandbank) (born Sept. 29, 1927 - died Mar. 6, 2013; age 77). Cause of death for Barbara Mertz is unknown. (Barbara Mertz Photo: Shaun N. Campbell / Courtesy MPM Books) Colin Dexter (nee Norman Colin Dexter) English mystery novelist, author of the Inspector Morse crime fiction novels (Last Bus to Woodstock; The Dead of Jericho; The Wench is Dead; The Daughters of Cain; The Remorseful Day) (born Sept. 29, 1930 - died Mar. 21, 2017; age 86). Cause of death for Colin Dexter is unknown. Billy Strange American Wrecking Crew musician, arranger, guitarist (Beach Boys; Nancy Sinatra), songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), composer (The Trouble With Girls) and actor (Coal Miner's Daughter) (born Sept. 29, 1930 - died Feb. 22, 2012; age 81). Cause of death for Billy Strange is unknown.