Birthdays in Film & TV on April 28

  • 1874 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1947)

Lionel BarrymoreLionel Barrymore (1878-1954)

American actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Dr. Kildare (films); Key Largo), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1889 Bryant Washburn, American actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 1901 Corry [Cornelia Diderika] Vonk, Dutch actress (Bleeke Bet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler (1908-1974)

Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary

  • 1917 Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (Thing, War of the Worlds, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), born in St. Helens, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Rowland Evans, American news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), born in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1923 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1930 Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and television personality, born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Madge Sinclair (née Walters), Jamaican-American actress (Conrack; Roots - "Bell"; Trapper John, M.D. - "Ernestine"; The Lion King), born in Kingston, Colony of Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy), born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden
  • 1946 Ginette Reno [Raynault], Canadian Juno and pop singer, songwriter ("Beautiful Second Hand Man"), and actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1948 Dorothée Berryman, Canadian stage and screen actress (The Decline of the American Empire), and jazz singer, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1948 Marcia Strassman, American actress (M*A*S*H; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Julie Kotter"), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1949 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Jay LenoJay Leno (72 years old)

1950 American comedian and TV talk show host (Tonight Show), born in New Rochelle, New York

  • 1950 Willie Colon, American actor (Last Flight), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Mary McDonnell, American actress (Sneakers, Independence Day), born in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, born in York, England (d. 1995)
  • 1958 Nancy Lee Grahn, American actress (Santa Barbara), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1960 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1965 Steven Blum, American deep-voiced voice actor, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1968 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), born in Glendale, California (d. 2020)
  • 1971 Bridget Moynahan, American actress, born in Binghamton, New York
  • 1971 Chris Young, Penn, actor (Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors)
  • 1971 Simbi Khali, American actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1973 Elisabeth Röhm, American actress, born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1973 Jorge Garcia, American actor (Lost), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Penélope CruzPenélope Cruz (48 years old)

1974 Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno), born in Madrid, Spain

  • 1978 Drew Scott, Canadian TV personality (Property Brothers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1978 Jonathan Scott, Canadian TV personality (Property Brothers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1978 Lauren Laverne [Gofton], British disc jockey, television presenter and punk-pop singer [Kenickie], born in Sunderland, England
  • 1978 Nate Richert, American actor (Harvey-Sabrina), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1979 Bahram Radan, Iranian actor (The Passion of Love), born in Tehran, Iran

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba (41 years old)

1981 American actress (Dark Angel, Sin City) and businesswoman (The Honest Company), born in Pomona, California

  • 1982 Harry Shum Jr. Costa Rican actor (Glee, Shadowhunters), born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • 1982 Nikki Grahame, English TV personality (Big Brother), born in London, England
  • 1987 Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Indian actress (Neethaane En Ponvasantham), born in Madras, India