Birthdays in Film & TV on January 24

  • 1798 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), born in Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1883 Estelle Winwood [Goodwin], British actress (The Misfits, The Producers, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Lee, Kent, England (d. 1984)
  • 1886 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), born in Hartford, England (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

1917 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2012)

  • 1918 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 98)
  • 1924 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925 William Hudson, California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
  • 1926 Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
  • 1928 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), born in Brunoy, France (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1943 Julie Bennett, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear), born in Beverly Hills, California

Person of interestSharon Tate

1943 Sharon Tate, American actress (Valley of the Dolls), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate

  • 1943 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • 1944 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) and author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC)
  • 1946 Michael Ontkean, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 1949 John Belushi, American comedian and actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1950 Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
  • 1951 Yakov Smirnoff, Russian comedian (It's a wonderful country)
  • 1953 Brian Matthews, actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Adrian Edmondson, British comedian
  • 1958 Jools Holland, British musician and TV presenter, born in Blackheath, London
  • 1959 James Roderick Moir (alias Vic Reeves), English comedian
  • 1961 Nastassja Kinski, actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1965 Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
  • 1966 Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1967 Phil LaMarr, American voice actor
  • 1969 Stephanie Romanov, actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)
  • 1969 Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
  • 1970 Matthew Lillard, actor (Scream)
  • 1971 Saalman Raelyn, Fostoria Ohio, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
  • 1971 Tonya Crowe, American actress (Olivia-Knots Landing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971 Andrea Mackris, American television producer
  • 1974 Ed Helms, American actor
  • 1979 Tatyana M Ali, actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress
  • 1986 Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • 1986 Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor