On This Day

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 producer (Goodson-Toddman), born in Sacramento, California

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. 1998)
  • 1924 Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925 William Hudson, American actor (I Led 3 Lives), born in Gilroy, California (d. 1974)
  • 1926 Georges Lautner, French director & screenwriter, born in Nice, France (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), born in Brunoy, France (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge), born in London, England
  • 1942 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager & wrestler, born in Ottawa, Kansas (d. 2008)
  • 1943 Julie Bennett, American 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, born in Nagpur, India
  • 1944 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) & author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)
  • 1946 Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • 1949 John Belushi, American comedian & actor (SNL: Animal House: Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1950 Daniel Auteuil, French actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring), born in Algiers, Algeria
  • 1951 Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian (It's a wonderful country), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1953 Brian Matthews, American actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Adrian Edmondson, British comedian, born in Bradford, United Kingdom
  • 1958 Jools Holland, British musician & TV presenter, born in Blackheath, London
  • 1959 Vic Reeves [James Roderick Moir], English comedian, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1961 Nastassja Kinski, German actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1965 Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1966 Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian, born in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
  • 1967 Phil LaMarr, American voice actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Stephanie Romanov, American model & actress, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1969 Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1970 Matthew Lillard, American actor (Scream), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1971 Saalman Raelyn, American actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Fostoria, Ohio
  • 1971 Tonya Crowe, American actress (Olivia-Knots Landing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1971 Andrea Mackris, American television producer, born in Missouri, United States
  • 1974 Ed Helms, American actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979 Tatyana M. Ali, American actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in New York City, New York
  • 1980 Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1986 Mischa Barton, English-born American actress, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1986 Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor, born in Eilat, Israel