Birthdays in Film & Television in 1927

About 1927

How Old? 90 or 91 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Jan 1 - Feb 1), Rabbit (Feb 2 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Patricia "Pat" Heywood, Scottish actress (10 Rillington Place, Lucky Feller), born in Gretna Green, Scotland
  • Jan 4 Barbara Rush, American actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, It Came From Outer Space, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • Jan 10 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • Jan 15 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, comedian, actress and activist (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
  • Jan 25 Gregg Palmer [Palmer Edvind Lee], American actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • Jan 26 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Jan 27 Michael Craig [Gregson], American actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), born in Poona, British India
  • Jan 27 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Feb 3 Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
  • Feb 5 Robert Brown, American actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Feb 5 Val Dufour, American actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • Feb 8 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), born in Ferndale, Glamorgan (d. 1976)
  • Feb 12 Anne Gillis [Alma Conner], American actress (Faline-Bambi, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Men), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Feb 14 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Feb 16 June Brown, British actress (EastEnders, Sitting Target), born in Needham Market, Suffolk

Person of interestSidney Poitier

Feb 20 Sidney Poitier, 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida

  • Feb 21 Erma Bombeck, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Feb 22 Donald May, American actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 2017)
  • Feb 25 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), born in Snyder, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Feb 25 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 27 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • Feb 27 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Mar 4 Thayer David, American actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Mar 5 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • Mar 6 William J Bell, soap opera creator (Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

Mar 6 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Mar 10 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • Mar 10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 10 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, born in Bosworth, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Mar 16 Karlheinz Boehm, Austrian actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), born in Darmstadt, Austria (d. 2014)
  • Mar 16 Olga San Juan, American actress, dancer and comedian (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Allen, British actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder), born in Nyasaland, Africa (d. 2006)
  • Mar 30 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Mar 31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 13 Maurice Ronet, French film actor, director, and writer (Frantic, Sphinx, Circle of Love), born in Nice, France (d. 1983)
  • Apr 14 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), born in Clamart, France (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Apr 16 Peter Mark Richman, American actor (Andrew-Dynasty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 21 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Apr 26 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • May 1 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • May 2 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2009)
  • May 4 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • May 5 Patricia "Pat" Carroll, American comedienne and actress (Ursula- The Little Mermaid, Make Room for Daddy), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 6 Ettore Manni, Italian actor (Street People, Divine Nymph, Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1979)

  • May 7 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • May 8 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • May 11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 13 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • May 20 David Hedison, Americann actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • May 21 Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy], British actress (Genevieve, The Constant Husband, Les Girls), born in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1959)
  • May 22 Michael Constantine, American actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • May 26 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), born in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 2014)
  • May 30 Norman "Clint" Walker, American actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen), born in Hartford, Illinois
  • May 30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 4 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (A Fish Called Wanda, The Madness of King George, Butterflies, Smacks & Thistle), born in London, England
  • Jun 4 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1994)

Person of interestJerry Stiller

Jun 8 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • Jun 10 Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)
  • Jun 15 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
  • Jun 18 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Devil's Bride), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Jun 22 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (Home Sweet Home, Pauline & Paulette), born in Wuustwezel, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • Jun 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), born in Lynbrook, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 27 Robert Casey, American actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show, What to Do on a Date), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 30 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 2 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jul 2 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
  • Jul 4 Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida, Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor (Trapeze, Falcon Crest), born in Subiaco, Italy
  • Jul 5 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

Person of interestJanet Leigh

Jul 6 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • Jul 6 Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
  • Jul 6 Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jul 9 Ed Ames [Edmund Dantes Urick], American popular singer and actor (Ames Brothers, My Cup Runneth Over), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Jul 10 William Smithers, American actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 14 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 15 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 25 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board), born in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 2003)
  • Jul 30 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), born in Upminster (d. 2015)
  • Jul 30 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2001)
  • Aug 7 Carl Switzer, American actor (Our Gang, Beginner's Luck, General Spanky), born in Paris, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • Aug 9 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire (d. 1978)
  • Aug 10 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1988)
  • Aug 14 Frank Cvitanovich, filmmaker
  • Aug 17 Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • Aug 20 Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 20 Yootha Joyce, British actress (Man About the House, George and Mildred), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1980)
  • Aug 27 Norma Connolly, American actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital, The Young Marrieds), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Aug 30 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Sep 2 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), born in York, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 2 Leonard Katzman, TV producer
  • Sep 7 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), born in Johnstown, New York (d. 2000)
  • Sep 10 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 11 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan pioneer radio broadcaster, born in Kurana, Sri Lanka (d. 2002)
  • Sep 12 Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress (Go For Broke), born in Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 2009)
  • Sep 15 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Jack Kelly, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), born in Astoria, Queens, New York (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 19 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • Sep 19 Rosemary Harris, British actress (Spider-Man, The Lion in Winter, Holocaust, Notorious Woman, Tom & Viv), born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
  • Sep 20 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • Sep 20 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1980)
  • Sep 26 Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress (Spike Jones Show, The Outlaw Josey Wales), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Sep 27 Patrick O'Neal, American actor (Under Seige, The Stepford Wives, King Rat, Night of the Iguana), born in Ocala, Florida (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 Sada Thompson, American actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2011)
  • Oct 1 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Oct 1 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • Oct 7 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Oct 10 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), born in Ferndale, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Oct 12 Antonia Rey [Francesch], Cuban-born American actress (True Colors, Wise Guys), born in Havana, Cuba

Person of interestRoger Moore

Oct 14 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • Oct 16 Lee Montague, British actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge C. Scott

Oct 18 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • Oct 19 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)
  • Oct 24 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in (d. 2001)
  • Oct 25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • Nov 3 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Ashes and Diamonds), born in Kniaze, Stanislawowskie, Poland (d. 1967)
  • Nov 5 Robert Abernethy, Newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nov 7 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)
  • Nov 8 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 14 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), born in Normal, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), born in Cloquet, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Nov 18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Nov 20 Estelle Parsons, American actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Nov 26 John Carter, American actor (Scarface, The Hoax, Badlands, Max-Falcon Crest), born in Center Ridge, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Nov 28 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 1992)
  • Nov 29 Rupert Crosse, American actor, 1st African-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (The Reivers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 30 Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Dec 3 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Dec 13 Geneviève Page [Bonjean], French actress (Madame Anais-Belle de Jour, Day & the Hour), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 17 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Dec 19 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2005)
  • Dec 21 Michael Carreras, film director
  • Dec 22 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), born in Appalachia, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Dec 26 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Dec 26 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • Dec 27 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer (All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Dec 30 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)