On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 15

  • 1855 Jacques Damala [Aristides Damalas], Greek military officer and actor, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1889)
  • 1879 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1893 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), born in Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1981)
  • 1913 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), born in Dulwich, London (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Norm Crosby, American comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1985)
  • 1931 Thomas Hoving, American news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Dean Smith, American actor & relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Margaret O'Brien, American actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor, born in Kalamata, Greece

Person of interestCharo

1951 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

  • 1953 Ta-Tanisha, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1957 Mario Van Peebles, Mexican actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1960 Kelly Asbury, American director & actor, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1961 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian & film director, born in Laval, Canada
  • 1965 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor, born in Ballymena, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Chad Lowe, American actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1969 Demetra Hampton, American actress (Valentina), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRegina King

1971 Regina King, American actress (Southland, If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Actress Regina King
Actress
Regina King
  • 1972 Ernie Reyes Jr., American actor & martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
  • 1972 Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Dorian Missick, American actor, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1978 Eddie Cahill, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1979 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor & taichi champ, born in Taiwan
  • 1984 Victor Rasuk, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1987 Michael Seater, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1990 Chris Warren Jr., American actor, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Person of interestDove Cameron

1996 Dove Cameron, American actress ("Liv and Maddie"), born in Seattle, Washington

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron