Born on this day in horror history – March 23

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March 23

1976 – Keri Russell, starred in “Dark Skies” and the upcoming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”.

1966 – Marin Hinkle, who co-starred in the films “Frequency,” “The Haunting of Molley Hartley” and “Quarantine.”

1965 – Richard Grieco, best known for his role as “Booker” in the TV series’ “21 Jump Street” and later in his own show “Booker.” He appeared in the films “Samhain,” “The Gardener,” “The Demolitionist” and provided the voice of “The Ghost Rider” on the animated series “The Fantastic Four.”

1963 – Lori Petty, who appeared in the films “Route 666,” “Tank Girl” and the TV series’ “Brimstone” and “Booker”.

1962 – Jenny Wright, who co-starred in the films “The Lawnmower Man,” “I, Madman” and “Near Dark.”

1957 – Amanda Plummer, who appeared in such films as “Freejack,” “Needful Things,” “The Prophecy” & “Mimic: Sentinel.”

1955 – Sal Lizard, the Vampire Santa who appeared in “Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon”, “I Am Legend”, “Hillbilly Bob Zombie”, “Young Blood: Evil Intentions”.

1949 – Musician Trevor Jones, who composed the scores for the films “Labyrinth,” “Dark City,” “From Hell” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”

1919 – The late Kenneth Tobey, who starred in many horror and sci-fi films including “The Vampire,” “The Thing From Another World” and “It Came from Beneath the Sea.”

1916 – Grant Richards, who starred in the film “The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake.”

1904 – The late great Joan Crawford, who starred in the films “Trog,” “Strait-Jacket” and “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane.” She also co-starred side by side with the great Lon Chaney Sr. in the 1927 silent film “The Unknown.” In the pilot film for the “Night Gallery” series, she starred in the segment entitled “Eyes,” which was helmed by fledgling director Steven Spielberg.

Kerri Russell
Kerri Russell
Jenny Wright
Jenny Wright
Kenneth Tobey
Kenneth Tobey
Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford

About Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.

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