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 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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  • 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 actress & singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1953 Gali Atari, Israeli singer & 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, 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 musician (Biohazard) and actor, 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