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)
  • 1901 Harry Ellerbe, American actor (House of Usher; Magnetic Monster), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese film actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1985)
  • 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)
  • 1920 Pamela Cundell, British stage and screen character actress (Dad's Army - "Mrs. Fox"), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2015)
  • 1921 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), born in Dulwich, London (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Thelma Carpenter, American radio and jazz band singer (Coleman Hawkins; Count Basie), and stage and screen actress (Hello, Dolly!; Barefoot In The Park (TV); The Wiz (film)), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • 1928 [Beverly] Joanne Linville, American character actress, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 1933 Frank Bough, British sports and current affairs television presenter, born in Fenton, Staffordshire, England (d. 2020)
  • 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

CharoCharo (72 years old)

1951 Spanish-American actress, comedienne (Chico and the Man: The Love Boat), and flamenco guitarist, born in Murcia, Spain

  • 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 animated film director (Shrek 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 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

Regina KingRegina King (52 years old)

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

  • 1972 Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Ernie Reyes Jr., American actor & martial artist (Ernie-Sidekicks), born in San Jose, California
  • 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 and tai-chi champion, born in Taiwan
  • 1984 Victor Rasuk, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1987 Michael Seater, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1989 Celinde Schoenmaker, Dutch stage singer and actress, born in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1990 Chris Warren Jr., American actor, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Dove CameronDove Cameron (27 years old)

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