On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 19

  • 1866 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1906 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • 1906 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1913 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), born in Talmage, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1922 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], American actor (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Pumpkin Center, California (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
  • 1926 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident), born in Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2020) dies at 96
  • 1929 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Nathalie "Tippi" Hedren, American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model (The Birds, Marnie), born in New Ulm, Minnesota
  • 1931 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1932 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
  • 1935 Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor, playwright and poet (Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1940 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)

  • 1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1942 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1943 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress

Person of interestDolly Parton

1946 Dolly Parton, American country singer-songwriter ("Jolene"; ""I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"), actress, and literacy advocate, born in Sevierville, Tennessee

Country Singer Dolly Parton
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  • 1947 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • 1947 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • 1950 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1953 Linda Hayden, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil), born in Stanmore, United Kingdom
  • 1953 Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig", Fakeout, Joyride) & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, American actress & singer-songwriter (Married With Children - "Peg"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Katharina Thalbach, German actress & film director, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1955 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor & comedian, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Paul McCrane, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 William Ragsdale, American actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk), born in El Dorado, Arkansas
  • 1967 Christine Tucci, American actress (Amanda Cory-Another World), born in Katonah, New York
  • 1967 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor, born in Albelda de Iregua, Spain
  • 1970 Ghetty Chasun, American actress (Red Lips), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian, born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
  • 1971 Shawn Wayans, American actor (In Living Color), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Joana Benedek, Romanian-born Mexican actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1972 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1972 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1974 Frank Caliendo, American comedian & impressionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Taliesin Jaffe, American actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), born in Venice, California
  • 1979 Spider Loc [Curtis Williams], American rapper (G-Unit), and actor, born in Compton, California
  • 1981 Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch, American actress (Grimm; Superman & Lois), born in San Diego, California
  • 1982 Jodie Sweetin, American actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1982 Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer & actress, born in Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 1991 Erin Sanders, American actress, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1992 Logan Lerman, American actor, born in Beverly Hills, California