Birthdays in Film & TV on December 26

  • 1822 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1890)
  • 1849 Samuel "Sam" van Beem, Flemish actor (Fanfan la Tulipe), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1912)
  • 1903 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
  • 1914 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)

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1921 Steve Allen, American comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York

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  • 1922 Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Alan King, American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927 Denis Quilley, actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1930 Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)
  • 1930 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • 1931 Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1933 Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
  • 1933 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer (Big Bird on Sesame Street), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • 1938 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
  • 1941 Daniel Schmid, actor and director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • 1944 Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • 1945 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1946 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
  • 1947 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
  • 1950 Victoria Racimo, American actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
  • 1959 Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
  • 1960 Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
  • 1961 Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], actress (Cocoon), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961 John Lynch, Irish actor
  • 1964 Colleen Dion, actress (Search for Tomorrow), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1968 Dennis Knight, American professional wrestler
  • 1970 Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
  • 1971 Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)
  • 1971 Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director
  • 1973 Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
  • 1974 Tiffany Brissette, actress (Vicki-Small Wonder)
  • 1976 Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004)
  • 1982 Oguri Shun, Japanese Actor/Model
  • 1985 Steven Hartman, actor (Rick Forrester in Bold & Beautiful), born in Westlake, California
  • 1986 Kit Harington [Christopher Catesby Harington], English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London
  • 1995 Zach Mills, American actor