Birthdays in Film & TV on December 29

  • 1892 Emory Parnell, American vaudeville performer and character actor (Life of RIley; County Fair; Falcon films; Ma and Pa Kettle movies), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • 1903 George Elrick, Scottish-British singer ("I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones"), and broadcaster known as 'The Smiling Voice of Radio' (BBC's "Housewives' Choice"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1908 Claire Dodd, American actress (Lady, In the Navy), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1973)
  • 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 (Old Jack’s Boat; Doctor Who – “Wilfred Mott”; The Railway Children), voice-over artist (The Wombles; Jackanory), and novelty song singer (Right Said Fred), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2022)
  • 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 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1967)
  • 1934 Tom Jarriel, American television news reporter (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1936 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, born in Tbilisi, USSR (d. 2013)

Mary Tyler Moore

1936 Mary Tyler Moore, American Emmy Award-winning actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Laura"; Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1937 Barbara Steele, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire

Jon Voight

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

  • 1942 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema", born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Marianne Faithfull, British folk-rock and jazz singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"; "Broken English"), and actress, born in Hampstead, England
  • 1947 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers -"Sam"; 3 Men & A Baby: CSI; The Good Place), 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 Patricia Clarkson, American actress (House Of Cards; Pieces Of April; The Station Agent), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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 Evan Seinfeld, American heavy metal singer and bassist (Biohazard) and actor (Oz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 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
  • 1987 Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor (Young James Herriot; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1989 Jane Levy, American actress (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1997 Dylan Minnette, American actor (13 Reasons Why; Saving Grace), and singer-songwriter (Wallows - Are You Bored Yet?), born in Evansville, Indiana