Birthdays in Film & TV on December 27

  • 1879 Robert Greig, Australian actor (Sullivan's Travels, Horse Feathers), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Sydney Greenstreet, British actor (Casablanca, Maltese Falcon), born in Sandwich, Kent, England (d. 1954)
  • 1888 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (Metropolis), born in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1895 Sig Arno [Siegfried Aron], German-Jewish actor (Holiday in Havana, My Friend Irma), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Irene Handl, British actress (Riding High, Morgan), born in London, England (d. 1987)

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1901 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

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  • 1906 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1909 Johan[nes B] Schmitz, Dutch actor/reciter (Lucifer, MacBeth)
  • 1915 Mary Kornman, American actress (Desert Trail, Queen of the Jungle, Swing it Professor), born in Idaho Falls, Idaho (d. 1973)
  • 1925 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • 1926 Jerome Courtland, actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1927 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer (All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936 Lee Salk, doctor (CBS TV)
  • 1939 John Amos, actor (Good Times, Coming to America), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • 1946 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)
  • 1947 Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as "Ax" of Demolition
  • 1948 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • 1950 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
  • 1952 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • 1960 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • 1964 Ian Gomez, American actor
  • 1965 Salman Khan, Indian actor
  • 1966 Eva LaRue, American actress
  • 1966 Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
  • 1969 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1972 Thomas Wilson Brown, actor (Jason-Knots Landing)
  • 1973 Wilson Cruz, actor (My So Called Life, Ally McBeal)
  • 1974 Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
  • 1975 Heather O'Rourke, actress (Happy Days, Poltergeist), born in San Diego, California
  • 1976 Aaron Stanford, American actor
  • 1977 Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress
  • 1980 Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • 1981 Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
  • 1998 Briar Nolet, Canadian actress and dancer (The Next Step, Blood Hunters), born in Toronto, Canada