On This Day

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
  • 1932 Inga Swenson, American actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1934 Ed Flanders, American actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1934 Tom Jarriel, American television news reporter (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1934 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1967)

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

1936 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show; 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, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire

Person of interestJon Voight

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

Actor Jon Voight
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Jon Voight
  • 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, Scottish child actor, born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • 1950 Jon Polito, American actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress (Jesus Christ Superstar - "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1953 Gali Atari, Israeli pop singer (Milk And Honey) and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1956 Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • 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, born in Piscataway, New Jersey
  • 1959 Paula Poundstone, American stand-up comedian (Emmy Awards), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1960 Katerina Didaskalou, Greek actress, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1963 Dave McKean, British artist & filmmaker, born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • 1964 Kimberly Russell, American actress (Sarah-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Jason Gould, American actor and singer, 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, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1970 Kevin Weisman, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 1972 Evan Seinfeld, American heavy metal singer and bassist (Biohazard) and actor (Oz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Mekhi Phifer, American actor, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1976 Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer, born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1977 Katherine Moennig, American actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 Diego Luna, Mexican actor, born in Toluca, Mexico
  • 1982 Alison Brie, American actress (Community, GLOW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1986 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress, born in Suncheon, South Korea
  • 1989 Jane Levy, American actress (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), born in Los Angeles, California