Birthdays in Film & TV on January 12

  • January
  • 1882 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1930)
  • 1884 Texas Guinan, American actress (The Gun Woman), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1933)
  • 1902 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Mauritz Hugo, Swedish actor (Atomic Blonde, Death Valley Gunfighter), born in Ostergotland, Sweden (d. 1974)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

1910 Luise Rainer, German-American actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 1910 Patsy Kelly, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1916 House Peters Jr., American actor (King of the Rocket Man), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Bill Burrud, American television host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Lew Gallo, American character actor & screen writer (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Ruth Brown, American actress & singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, born in Stepney, London
  • 1933 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • 1935 Ron Harper, American actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes), born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
  • 1937 Marie Dubois, French actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2016)

  • 1944 Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor, born in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • 1948 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1949 Wayne Wang, American film director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance), born in Hong Kong
  • 1951 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1955 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1960 Oliver Platt, Canadian actor, born in Windsor, Canada
  • 1963 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter, born in Saint-Félicien, Quebec
  • 1965 Rob Zombie, American musician & filmmaker, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris, France
  • 1967 Farrah Forke, American actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1967 Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestHeather Mills

1968 Heather Mills, English model, activist and writer (Out on a Limb), born in Aldershot, Hampshire

Activist and Media Personality Heather Mills
Activist and Media Personality
Heather Mills
  • 1968 Rachael Harris, American actress, born in Worthington, Ohio
  • 1972 Randy Sklar, American comedian
  • 1973 Greg Morton, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1976 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress & singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1977 Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1978 Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1985 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1985 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Naya Rivera, American actress (Glee), born in Santa Clarita, California
  • 1987 Will Rothhaar, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1988 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1998 Nathan Gamble, American child actor, born in Tacoma, Washington