Birthdays in Film & TV on August 27

  • 1884 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1887 James Finlayson, Scottish-American stage and silent and "talkie" film actor (Laurel and Hardy films), born in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Charles Meredith, American actor (Court of Last Resort), born in Knoxville, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Faina Ranevskaya [Faina Georgievna Feldman], Russian actress, born in Taganrog, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Byron Foulger, American actor (River's Edge, Up in Smoke), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • 1901 Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Frederick O'Neal, American actor, theatre producer and television director (Pinky, Car 54 Where Are You), born in Brooksville, Mississippi (d. 1992)

Ed GeinEd Gein (1906-1984)

American serial killer who was the inspiration for the films "Psycho" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin

  • 1911 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1994)
  • 1919 John Cox, Flemish-American painter and director (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • 1921 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, born in Vittel, France (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Patricia "Pat" Coombs, British comedienne and actress (Carry On Again Doctor, Cranford), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Norma Connolly, American actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital, The Young Marrieds), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1937 Tommy Sands, American actor (The Singing Idol; Ensign Pulver), and singer ("Teen-Age Crush"; "Love in a Goldfish Bowl"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Harrison Page, American actor
  • 1943 [Susan] Tuesday Weld, American actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)

Barbara BachBarbara Bach (75 years old)

1947 American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone), born in Queens, New York

  • 1947 Harry Reems, American actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Peter Krieg [Wilhelm Gladitz], German documentary filmmaker, and writer (September Wheat), born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, West Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1948 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 1950 Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.

Pee-wee HermanPee-wee Herman (70 years old)

1952 American comic actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • 1953 Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
  • 1955 Diana Scarwid, actress (Extermites, Psycho 3, Heat), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1955 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • 1958 Normand Brathwaite, Canadian comedian and television and radio host
  • 1961 Mark Curry, British stage and screen actor, and television and radio presenter, born in Stafford, England
  • 1962 Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • 1963 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and actress (Club MTV, The Earth Day Special, Junket Whore), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1964 Frankie Thorn, American actress
  • 1969 Chandra Wilson, American actress
  • 1971 Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, singer (A Modern Love Story) and actor (Return Of The Cuckoo), born in North Point, British Hong Kong
  • 1972 Dalip Singh, Indian professional wrestler
  • 1972 Mike Smith, Canadian actor
  • 1973 Carlene Begnaud, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 Cory Bowles, Canadian actor (Trailer Park Boys), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976 Milano Collection AT [Akihito Terui], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Morioka, Japan
  • 1977 Sarah Chalke, Canadian American actress (Roseanne; Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Aaron PaulAaron Paul (43 years old)

1979 American actor (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), born in Emmett, Idaho

  • 1979 Giovanni Capitello, American filmmaker/actor
  • 1980 Kyle Lowder, American actor
  • 1981 Demetria McKinney, American actress (House of Payne), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1981 Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor (Suits), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1983 Wilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
  • 1988 Alexa Vega, American actress
  • 1995 Jessie Mei Li, English actress (Shadow and Bone), born in Brighton, England