Birthdays in Film & TV on April 26

  • 1834 Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist
  • 1872 William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director and actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), born in County Carlow, Ireland (d. 1922)
  • 1878 Ethel Griffies, British actress (Billy Liar, The Birds, We Live Again), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1883 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1888 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • 1890 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor and director (My Old Dutch)
  • 1897 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1898 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • 1899 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, American actor (Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail), born in Decatur, Texas (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Niven Busch, US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • 1905 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1978)
  • 1905 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • 1910 Ruan Lingyu [Fenggen], Chinese silent film actress (The Goddess), born in Shanghai (d. 1935)
  • 1914 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • 1916 Vic Perrin, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)

  • 1920 Russell Nype, American singer and actor (The Stuff, Call Me Madam, Dorothy), born in Zion, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1922 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1927 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • 1930 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), born in Mill Hill, London (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1933 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1942 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • 1947 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • 1949 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1956 Koo Stark, [Kathleen Dee-Anne], photographer/actress (Emily)
  • 1958 Giancarlo Esposito, actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of NY)
  • 1961 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1962 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer (Rock on), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian

Person of interestJet Li

1963 Jet Li [Li Lianjie], Chinese Singaporean actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed), born in Beijing, China

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1964 Tod Bass, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Kevin James, American comedian
  • 1967 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress
  • 1967 Glen Jacobs, American professional wrestler

Person of interestMelania Trump

1970 Melania Trump [née Knauss], Slovenian-American model, wife of President Donald Trump and current First Lady of the United States, born in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
  • 1973 Damien Munoz, Miss USA-Colorado (1997)
  • 1973 Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)
  • 1974 Ivana Milicevic, Croatian-American actress
  • 1974 Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
  • 1977 Jason Earles, American actor
  • 1977 Tom Welling, American actor
  • 1978 Stana Katic, Canadian-American actress (Kate Beckett-Castle), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1979 Sean Fox, actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
  • 1980 Jordana Brewster, Panama, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
  • 1980 Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Channing Tatum, American actor (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike), born in Cullman, Alabama
  • 1982 Jon Lee, English actor and singer (S Club 7), born in Ipplepen, Devon
  • 1984 Ryan O'Donohue, Pomona Ca, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)
  • 1987 Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15