On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 13

  • 1905 Kay Francis [Katherine E Gibbs], American actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1968)
  • 1907 Jeff Morrow [Leslie Irving Morrow], American actor (Robe, Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Osa Massen [Aase Madsen Iversen], Dutch actress (Jack London, Rocketship X-M), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • 1918 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • 1918 George "Bud" Hamilton, American film make-up artist (Westmore family), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1973)
  • 1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1919 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1922 John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Jack Watling, British actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singe and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), born in Culver City, California (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1928 David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Gregory Walcott, American actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space, 87th Precinct), born in Wendell, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Frances Sternhagen, American actress (The Mist, Cheers, Outland, Starting Over), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1931 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

  • 1931 Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), born in Ipswich, Suffolk (d. 1984)

Person of interestRip Taylor

1934 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)

Comedian and Actor Rip Taylor
Comedian and Actor
Rip Taylor
  • 1938 Billy Gray, American actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 William B. Davis, Canadian actor
  • 1943 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1949 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
  • 1950 John McNaughton, American film director
  • 1952 Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1954 Vicki McCarty, American author (Girlfriend's Guide to) Playboy playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Trevor Rabin, South African rock guitarist and film score composer (Yes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1956 Janet Hubert-Whitten, actress (Vivian Banks-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • 1960 Kevin Anderson, American actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy), born in Gurnee Illinois

Person of interestJulia Louis-Dreyfus

1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American comedienne and actress (Elaine Benes-Seinfeld, SNL, Veep), born in NYC, New York

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • 1964 Penelope Ann Miller, American actress (Awakenings, Chaplin, Kindergarden Cop), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Bill Bailey, British comedian (Black Books, QI), born in bath, England

Person of interestPatrick Dempsey

1966 Patrick Dempsey, American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Lewiston, Maine

  • 1966 Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2018)
  • 1967 Annie Jones, Australian actress
  • 1968 Chara [Miwa Watabiki], Japanese singer and actress (Swallowtail Butterfly), born in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
  • 1970 Keith Coogan, American actor (Jeffrey in The Waltons, Gun Shy), born in Palm Springs, California

Person of interestShonda Rhimes

1970 Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV Producer
Shonda Rhimes
  • 1971 John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
  • 1972 Nicole Eggert, actress (Charles in Charge, Baywatch), born in Glendale, California
  • 1973 Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor
  • 1976 Michael Peña, American actor

Person of interestOrlando Bloom

1977 Orlando Bloom, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings), born in Canterbury, England

  • 1979 Jill Wagner, American Actor
  • 1981 Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler, bodyguard, and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1982 Ruth Wilson, English actress (The Affair), born in Ashford, England
  • 1983 Julian Morris, English actor
  • 1983 William Hung, American Idol contestant

Person of interestLiam Hemsworth

1990 Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor (Hunger Games films), born in Melbourne, Victoria