On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on August 26

  • 1880 Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1909 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1917 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
  • 1918 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (d. 2020)
  • 1919 Ronald "Ronny" Graham [Stringer], American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1921 David Begelman, film producer
  • 1922 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Yvette Vickers, American actress (Attack of 50' Woman), Playboy playmate (Jul 1959), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. c. 2010)
  • 1938 Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
  • 1940 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
  • 1944 Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
  • 1944 Stephen Greif, English actor
  • 1946 Alison Steadman, actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946 Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], American television and film composer (The X-Files theme), born in New York City
  • 1946 Chantal Renaud, Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, born in Quebec, Canada

  • 1947 Candy Moore, American actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ), born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 1947 Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor
  • 1950 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1952 Michael Jeter, actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1954 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
  • 1959 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • 1960 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
  • 1965 Jon Hensley, American actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns), born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • 1968 Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
  • 1969 Elaine Irwin, American model (Almay Cosmetics, Ralph Lauren) and former wife of John Mellencamp, born in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Melissa McCarthy, comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois

Person of interestThalía

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
  • 1974 Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China

Person of interestMacaulay Culkin

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

  • 1980 Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 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 Danielle Savre, American actress
  • 1988 Evan Ross, American actor
  • 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