On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on April 29

  • 1873 Alida Tartaud-Klein, Dutch actress and nomination artist (Rotterdam Stage), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)
  • 1899 Natalie Talmadge, American actress (Our Hospitality), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1907 Sydney Box, British film producer and screenwriter (The Seventh Veil), born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia (d. 1983)
  • 1909 Tom Ewell [Sam Yewell Tompkins], American actor (Tom Ewell Show, The Seven Year Itch), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Richard Carlson, American actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster (BBC), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Deryck Guyler, British actor (Please Sir!, Sykes), born in Wallasey, Cheshire (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia), American filmmaker, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1920 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Tommy Noonan, American actor, screenwriter and producer (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 1968)
  • 1923 Maxine Audley, British actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Renée "Zizi" Jeanmaire, French dancer and actress (Carmen; Hans Christian Andersen), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • 1925 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)

  • 1928 Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1931 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1932 King Hu, Chinese film director and actor (wuxia films), born in Beijing, Republic of China (d. 1997)
  • 1933 Keith Baxter, Welsh actor (Chimes at Midnight, Killing Time, Barretts at Wimpole Street), born in Newport, Monmouthshire
  • 1933 Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter ("Love's Been Good to Me"; "Jean"; "Without A Worry In The World"), and poet (Lonesome Cities), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Lane Smith, American actor (Perry White-Lois & Clark), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944 [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Richard Kline, American actor and director, born in New York City
  • 1945 Richard Warwick, English actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), born in Meopham, England (d. 1997)
  • 1948 Reb Brown, American actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Anita Dobson, British stage and screen actress (EastEnders, 1985-88 - "Angie Watts"), and singer ("Anyone Can Fall in Love"), born in Stepney, London, England
  • 1950 Phillip Noyce, Australian film director (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Bone Collector), born in Griffith, Australia
  • 1952 Deborah Van Valkenburgh, American actress (Too Close for Comfort), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 1952 Nora Dunn, American comedienne and actress (SNL; Miami Blues; Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJerry Seinfeld

1954 Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld, Bee Movie), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1955 Kate Mulgrew, American actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • 1955 Leslie Jordan, American actor and writer (Will and Grace), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

1957 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London, England


  • 1958 Eve Plumb, American actress (Jan-Brady Bunch, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka), born in Burbank, California
  • 1958 Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (Scarface, Batman Returns, Hairspray), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1958 Gary Cohen, American baseball broadcaster, born in Queens, New York
  • 1958 Marc Randolph, American entrepreneur and co-founder and ex-CEO of Netflix, born in Chappaqua, New York
  • 1960 Joseph Guzaldo, American actor (Stir Crazy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1961 Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū (voice actor), born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • 1964 Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor (The Sopranos), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1967 Rachel Williams, American model (Absolut Vodka, Elle), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1967 Master P, [Percy Miller] American rapper, actor and record producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969 Paul Adelstein, American actor (Prison Break), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestUma Thurman

1970 Uma Thurman, American actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
  • 1977 Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
  • 1981 Alex Vincent, American actor (Child's Play), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1982 Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic
  • 1983 Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress
  • 1983 Sam Jones III, American actor (Smallville), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1983 Megan Boone, American film and television actress (The Blacklist), born in Petoskey, Michigan
  • 1984 Firass Dirani, Lebanese-Australian actor ( Power Rangers Mystic Force), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1986 Renee Alway, American Model and felon, born in Micigan
  • 1987 Alicia Morton, American actress (Annie), born in Gonzales, Louisana