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)

Marlene DietrichMarlene Dietrich (1901-1992)

German American actress (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), and singer ("Falling in Love Again"), born in Berlin, Germany

  • 1905 Esma Cannon, Australian-born actress (Sailor Beware!), born in Randwick, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 1906 Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer and actor (An American in Paris; Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 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, American actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Dave Marr, American golfer (PGA Championship 1965), and broadcaster, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2020)
  • 1939 John Amos, American actor (Good Times; Roots; Coming to America; The West Wing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941 Charlie Dog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Pooch"
  • 1942 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1943 Corrine "Cokie" Roberts, American journalist, pioneering newscaster (ABC; NPR; PBS), and author, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 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 (Cougar Town), born in New York City

Salman KhanSalman Khan (57 years old)

1965 Indian actor (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), born in Indore, India

  • 1966 Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
  • 1966 Eva LaRue, American actress
  • 1969 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1972 Thomas Wilson Brown, American actor (Jason-Knots Landing), born in Lusk, Wyoming
  • 1973 Wilson Cruz [Echevarría], American stage and screen actor (My So Called Life; Party of Five), born in Brooklyn, NYC
  • 1974 Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
  • 1975 Heather O'Rourke, American actress (Happy Days, Poltergeist), born in San Diego, California (d. 1988)
  • 1976 Aaron Stanford, American actor
  • 1977 Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress
  • 1980 Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • 1981 Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress (Once Upon A Time), born in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
  • 1981 Jay Ellis, American actor (Insecure), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1987 Lily Cole, English model and actress, born in Torquay, England

Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet (27 years old)

1995 French-American actor (Call Me By Your Name; Dune; Bones and All), born in New York City

  • 1998 Briar Nolet, Canadian actress and dancer (The Next Step, Blood Hunters), born in Toronto, Ontario