On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 18

Person of interestOliver Hardy

1892 Oliver Hardy, American comic actor (Laurel & Hardy), born in Harlem, Georgia (d. 1957)

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

Person of interestCary Grant

1904 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 1986)

Actor Cary Grant
Actor
Cary Grant
  • 1905 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 1908 Lillian Bond, English-American actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), born in London (d. 1991)
  • 1910 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Constance Moore, American singer & actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Donald Baverstock, British TV producer, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, British TV producer, born in Cheshire, England
  • 1925 Edouard Dermithe, Italian actor (Orpheus, Thomas the Impostor), born in Gallignana, Istria, Italian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1933 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1933 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom
  • 1941 Iva Zanicchi, Italian actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro), born in Ligonchio, Italy
  • 1941 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1947 Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1953 Brett Hudson, American comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954 Ted DiBiase, American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1955 Hans van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1982)

Person of interestKevin Costner

1955 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1960 Mark Rylance [David Mark Rylance Waters], English actor (Bridge of Spies) & theatre director, born in Ashford, Kent
  • 1961 Jeff Yagher, American actor, born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1962 Alison Arngrim, American actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Jane Horrocks, British actress (Little Voice, Corpse Bride, Absolutely Fabulous), born in Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England
  • 1964 Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor, born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1965 Dave Attell, American writer & comedian, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Jesse L. Martin, American actor & singer (Rent, The Flash), born in Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • 1969 Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler, born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1971 Seamus O'Regan, Canadian politician & television personality, born in St. John's, Canada
  • 1973 Burnie Burns, American film producer & comedian (Machinima, Rooster Teeth), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1974 Devon Odessa, American actress (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1974 Michael Tunn, Australian radio announcer & television presenter, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1974 Maulik Pancholy, American actor, born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1977 Curtis Cregan, American actor, born in Vintage, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 Jason Segel, American actor (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Kang Dong-won, South Korean model & actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1983 Samantha Mumba, Irish singer & actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1984 Kristy Lee Cook, American country singer (American Idol season 7), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1985 Minnisha Lamba, Indian actress & model, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1993 Morgan York, American actress, born in Burbank, California