Birthdays in Film & TV on August 26

  • 1880 Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (coined the term 'Cubism'), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1918)
  • 1898 Clem Beauchamp, American film actor, stuntman, and production manager (Tarzan; Dick Tracy; The Adventures of Superman), born in Bloomfield, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1909 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1913 Cees de Lange, Dutch comedian and conferencier, born in The hague, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1917 Jan Clayton, American actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), born in Tularosa, New Mexico
  • 1918 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (d. 2020)
  • 1919 Ronny Graham [Stringer], American composer, lyricist, screenwriter (M*A*S*H (TV series), and actor (Chico & the Man; Mel Brooks films), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1921 David Begelman, American film producer who embezzled Columbia Pictures, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Francine York, American actress (Slattery's People), born in Aurora, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Yvette Vickers, American actress (Attack of 50' Woman), Playboy playmate (July 1959), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. c. 2010)
  • 1937 Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1940 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress (You Only Live Twice), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1944 Alan Parker, British session guitarist (Blue Mink; Serge Gainsbourg) and television and film composer (American Gothic), born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • 1944 Cornelia J. "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • 1944 Stephen Greif, English actor (Blake's Seven), born in Sawbridgeworth, England
  • 1946 Alison Steadman, English actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1946 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • 1947 Candy Moore, American actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ), born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 1947 Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor (George Lopez), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1949 Virginia Vallejo, Colombian journalist, writer and TV presenter, born in Cartago, Colombia
  • 1950 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1952 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1954 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ and actor (Funny Man)
  • 1960 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American wrestler, born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1965 Chris Burke, American actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On), born in Point Lookout, New York
  • 1965 Jon Hensley, American actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Elaine Irwin, American model (Almay Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren) and former wife of John Mellencamp, born in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Melissa McCarthy, American comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois

ThalíaThalía (51 years old)

1971 Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1974 Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
  • 1976 Mike Colter, American actor (Luke Cage in Marvel Universe), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1977 Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1978 Amanda Schull, American actress (12 Monkeys), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1980 Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin (42 years old)

1980 American actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich), born in NYC, New York

  • 1980 Neeru Bajwa, Canadian actress and director in Punjabi cinema, born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • 1981 Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler (Lucha Libre USA), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1982 John Mulaney, American comedian, writer and actor (Saturday Night Live), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1986 Cassie [Ventura], American singer (Me & U) and actress, born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1988 Evan Ross, American actor and singer, born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1991 Dylan O'Brien, American actor (Thomas-Maze Runner, Stiles Stilinski-Teen Wolf), born in NYC, New York
  • 1993 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois