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!
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)
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 Michaels / Elizabeth Peters / Barabara Mertz (nee Barbara Louise Gross)
American Egyptologist, AKA gothic & supernatural thriller author Barbara Michaels (Ammie Come Home; Greygallows) and Amelia Peabody historical mystery novelist Elizabeth Peters (Crocodile on the Sandbank) (born Sept. 29, 1927 – died Mar. 6, 2013; age 77). Cause of death for Barbara Mertz is unknown.
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.
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.