Birthdays in Film & TV on December 29

  • 1892 Emory Parnell, American actress (Rocket Man, County Fair), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • 1908 Claire Dodd, American actress (Lady, In the Navy), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1973)
  • 1915 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), born in Oakland, California (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1930 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1932 Inga Swenson, actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1934 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1934 Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

1936 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1936 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, born in Tbilisi, USSR (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)

Person of interestJon Voight

1938 Jon Voight, American actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy), born in Yonkers, New York

Actor Jon Voight
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  • 1942 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947 Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
  • 1950 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
  • 1953 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • 1956 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • 1956 Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
  • 1957 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
  • 1960 Katerina Didaskou, Greek actress
  • 1963 Dave McKean, British artist and filmmaker
  • 1964 Kimberly Russell, actress (Sarah-Head of the Class)
  • 1966 Jason Gould, Son of actor Elliott Gould and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Lilly [formerly Andy] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1969 Jennifer Ehle, American actress
  • 1970 Kevin Weisman, American actor
  • 1972 Melissa Hall, Miss USA-Minnesota (1997)
  • 1972 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 1972 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Mekhi Phifer, American actor
  • 1975 Kalin Olson, playmate (Aug 1997), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1976 Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer
  • 1977 Katherine Moennig, American actress
  • 1979 Diego Luna, Mexican actor
  • 1986 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model