Birthdays in Film & TV on January 17

  • 1834 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, daughter of Mimi Bia, born in Amsterdam (d. 1902)
  • 1867 Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
  • 1878 Oscar Apfel, American actor (The Squaw Man, Inspiration, Before Dawn), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1938)
  • 1882 Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1946)
  • 1891 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Nils Asther, Swedish actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • 1903 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • 1904 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Grant Withers, American actor (Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Annie), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1921 Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)

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1922 Betty White, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls), born in Oak Park Illinois

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  • 1923 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
  • 1923 Carol Raye, Australian actress
  • 1926 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • 1927 Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
  • 1931 James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
  • 1933 Dalida, Egyptian actress and singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
  • 1933 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Donald Cammell, film director
  • 1934 Shari Lewis, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1936 Jerry Fogel, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939 Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • 1942 Randy Boone, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1942 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
  • 1946 Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
  • 1947 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1949 Andy Kaufman, American comedian and actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
  • 1952 Larry Fortensky, former husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor (7th)
  • 1956 Mitch Vogel, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California
  • 1957 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
  • 1959 Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
  • 1959 Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1960 Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
  • 1961 Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
  • 1962 Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask), born in Ontario Canada
  • 1967 Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor
  • 1969 Naveen Andrews, British actor
  • 1971 Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
  • 1972 Benno Fürmann, German actor
  • 1973 Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
  • 1975 Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor
  • 1977 Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor

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1980 Zooey Deschanel, American actress (Almost Famous, New Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1980 Kimberly Spicer, American model
  • 1981 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], McComb, Mississippi, American singer and actor (Everything You Want, Sex tape)
  • 1981 Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
  • 1983 Andrea Lowell, American Model
  • 1985 Kang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)
  • 1997 Jake Paul, American YouTube personality, born in Cleveland, Ohio