Birthdays in Film & TV on April 27

  • 1873 Harry O'Connor, American actor (Stranger than Fiction, The Long Lane's Turning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1875 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), born in Ireland (d. 1964)
  • 1878 Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler, born in Humboldt, Iowa (d. 1917)
  • 1884 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Florence La Badie, Canadian-American actress (Cinderella, The Evidence of the Film), born in NYC, New York (d. 1917)
  • 1900 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), born in Ceylon (d. 1972)
  • 1912 Renato Rascel [Ranucci], Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz pianist and film composer (Rosemary's Baby), born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1932 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris

Casey KasemCasey Kasem (1932-2014)

American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1937 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1939 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, England (d. 2015)
  • 1942 John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • 1949 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1949 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF), born in Iwate, Japan
  • 1953 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1957 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, born in Chicoutimi, Quebec
  • 1962 James LeGros, American actor (Point Break, Enemy of the State), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress (Ryan's Hope), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Russell T. Davies, Welsh TV writer and executive producer (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1963 Schae Harrison, American actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful), born in Anaheim Hills, California
  • 1967 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer and TV host, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1967 Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1968 Cristian Mungiu, Romanian filmmaker (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), born in Iași, Romania
  • 1971 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • 1971 Tess Daly, British television presenter (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 1972 David Lascher, American actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Maura West, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Andre Gower, American actor (Monster Squad), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Johnny Devine, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1976 Sally Hawkins, English film actress (The Shape of Water), born in London, England
  • 1977 Jerry Trainor, American actor (Drake & Josh; iCarly), born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress (Erotas), born in Paris
  • 1982 Katrina Johnson, American actress, born in San Diego, California
  • 1983 Ari Graynor, American actress (The Sopranos), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1986 Jenna Coleman, British actress (Doctor Who), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1987 Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress (Mona the Vampire), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1987 William Moseley, British actor (The Chronicles of Narnia - Peter Pevensie), born in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1988 (Regererai) Regé-Jean Page, British-Zimbabwean actor (Bridgerton), born in London, England
  • 1989 Emily Rios, American actress (Andrea Cantillo-Breaking Bad), born in Los Angeles, California