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-American stage and screen character actress (Quality Street; Darby O'Gill and the Little Peoples; The Producers), and oldest member of the Screen Actors Guild, 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)

Ernest BorgnineErnest Borgnine (1917-2012)

American actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), born in Hamden, Connecticut

  • 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. 2018)
  • 1924 Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat- "Choo Choo"; Alice - "Henry"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1925 William Hudson, American actor (I Led 3 Lives), born in Gilroy, California (d. 1974)
  • 1926 Clyde Adler, American writer and voice actor (Soupy Sales Show - "White Fang"; "Black Tooth"), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 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
  • 1936 Robert Downey, Sr [Elias Jr], American filmmaker (Putney Swope; Rittenhouse Square), and actor (You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat), born in NYC (d. 2021)
  • 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

Sharon TateSharon Tate (1943-1969)

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

  • 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 (The Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Michael Des Barres, British rock singer (Detective; Power Station), actor (MacGyver; The New WKRP in Cincinnati), and radio DJ, born in Hove, England
  • 1948 Michio Kaku, American physicist, futurist, author (Physics of the Impossible; The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything), broadcaster, and peace activist, born in San Jose, California
  • 1949 John Belushi, American comedian (SNL, 1975-80), actor (Animal House), and singer (The 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 rock keyboardist (Squeeze), and TV presenter (Later...), 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 Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1969 Stephanie Romanov, American model & actress, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1970 Matthew Lillard, American actor (Scream), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1971 Andrea Mackris, American television producer, born in Missouri, United States
  • 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
  • 1974 Ed Helms, American comic actor (The Daily Show; The Office; The Hangover), 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 (The O.C.), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1986 Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor, born in Eilat, Israel