Birthdays in Film & TV on January 12

  • 1882 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1930)
  • 1884 (Mary Louise) "Texas" Guinan, American vaudeville singer, silent film actress, and speakeasy (saloon) proprietor, 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)

Luise RainerLuise Rainer (1910-2014)

German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), born in Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 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 - "Harriet Oleson"), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Lew Gallo, American character actor and screenwriter (Get Smart; Gunsmoke; 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Ruth Brown, American actress and 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, singer and comedian, born in Stepney, London (d. 2020)
  • 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; Slam Dance), born in Hong Kong
  • 1951 Kirstie Alley, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Cheers - "Rebecca"; Look Who's Talking; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2022) [1]

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh (1951-2021)

American conservative political talk radio personality, born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Howard SternHoward Stern (69 years old)

1954 American radio personality & "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK), born in Queens, New York

  • 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 [Cummings], 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

Heather MillsHeather Mills (55 years old)

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

  • 1968 Rachael Harris, American actress, born in Worthington, Ohio
  • 1972 Jason Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1972 Randy Sklar, American twin comedian (Sklar Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973 Greg Morton, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang: The Kite), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1976 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and 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 Issa Rae, American actress, writer and producer (Insecure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1985 Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1987 Naya Rivera, American actress and singer (Glee; Step Up: High Water), born in Santa Clarita, California (d. 2020)
  • 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