On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 26

  • 1892 Zara Cully, American actress (The Jeffersons), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1902 Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • 1905 Charles Lane, American actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1908 Jill Esmond, English actress, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1910 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • 1913 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), born in Nichols, New York, (d. 1996)
  • 1915 William Hopper, American actor (Perry Mason, The Bad Seed, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1917 Louis Zamperini, American World War II veteran whose story of capture by the Japanese inspired the movie "Unbroken", born in Olean, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1918 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1923 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Joan Leslie, American actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

Person of interestPaul Newman

1925 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

  • 1927 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1929 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • 1931 Mary Murphy, American actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2011)
  • 1932 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1935 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1940 Harold Lederman, American boxing judge, analyst (HBO), born in NYC, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • 1941 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1943 Kathryn Leigh Scott, TV actress (Dark Shadows), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • 1946 Gene Siskel, American movie critic (Siskel & Ebert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1947 Patrick Dewaere [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)
  • 1949 Paul Nurse, English geneticist (Imperial Cancer Research Fund), born in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 1949 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1950 Janet Lupo, American model, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1951 Walt Willey, American actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1955 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress & singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • 1957 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Person of interestEllen DeGeneres

1958 Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1959 Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkish film director (Winter Sleep), born in Istanbul, Turkey

  • 1964 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964 Paul Johansson, American actor, born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1965 Allison Hossack, Canadian actress (Olivia-Another World), born in Steinbach, Canada
  • 1968 Ravi Teja, Indian film actor, born in Jaggampeta, India
  • 1971 Bryan Callen, American actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1971 Dorian Gregory, American actor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1976 Frankie Rayder, American model, born in River Falls, Wisconsin,
  • 1978 Kelly Stables, American actress, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1979 Sara Rue, American actress, born in New York
  • 1984 Layla Kayleigh, British television personality, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1986 Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1987 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor, born in Sosnovo, Russia (d. 2003)
  • 1990 Christopher Massey, American actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestCameron Bright

1993 Cameron Bright, Canadian actor (The Twilight Saga, X-Men), born in Victoria, British Columbia

  • 1996 [Lindzi James] Tyger Drew-Honey, English actor (Outnumbered), born in Epsom, Surrey
  • 2003 Robby Novak [Kid President], American internet personality (YouTube), born in Henderson, Tennessee