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Birthdays in Film & Television in January 1917

  • Jan 1 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Kant aan m'n broek!), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2004)

Person of interestJane Wyman

Jan 5 Jane Wyman, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • Jan 8 Stanley Prager, American comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Jan 16 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jan 17 M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor & politician, born in Kandy, Sri Lanka (d. 1987)

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

Jan 24 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2012)

  • Jan 26 Louis Zamperini, American World War II veteran whose story of capture by the Japanese inspired the movie "Unbroken", born in Olean, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 29 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)

About January 1917

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Jan 22), Snake (Jan 23 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)