Birthdays in Film & TV on January 27

  • 1720 Samuel Foote, British actor, dramatist and theatre manager (Mirror), born in Truro, Cornwall (d. 1777)
  • 1858 Neel Doff, Dutch born Belgian writer (Days of Hunger and Distress)and artist's model, born in Buggenum, Netherlands (d. 1842)

Jerome KernJerome Kern (1885-1945)

American Broadway and film composer (Showboat; Roberta), born in NYC, New York

  • 1895 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), born in Katowice, Upper Silesia, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Anatomy of a Murder, Irma La Douce), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • 1911 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • 1918 (Lyle) "Skitch" Henderson, British-American pianist and orchestra leader (NBC Radio; NBC Television; New York Pops), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2005)
  • 1919 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], American songwriter ("Come On A-My House"), singer (Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"), and actor (Rear Window), born in Fresno, California (d. 1972)
  • 1920 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Donna Reed, American actress (From Here to Eternity; It's a Wonderful Life; The Donna Reed Show), born in Denison, Iowa (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), born in Mysore, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1926 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), born in Sollefteå, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1927 Michael Craig [Gregson], American actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), born in Poona, British India
  • 1927 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1931 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), and broadcaster, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1940 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 John Witherspoon, American actor (Friday), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American ballet dancer,and choreographer (American Ballet Theater), and actor (The Turning Point; Sex In The City), born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
  • 1949 Jaya Suprana [Phoa Kok Tjiang], Indonesian pianist, composer, conductor, writer, educator, and television presenter, born in Denpasar, Bali
  • 1950 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium and TV personality (Most Haunted), born in Bootle, England
  • 1951 Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Brian Engblom, Canadian NHL hockey player, 1975-87 (Montreal Canadiens, and 4 other teams), and TV broadcaster, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1956 Mimi Rogers [Miriam Spickler], American actress (The Rapture; Paper Dolls; Weapons of Mass Distraction), and producer, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1957 Danny Aiello III, American film and television stunt performer, stunt coordinator, and actor, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2010)
  • 1957 Frank Miller, American comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • 1959 Patti Cohoon, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides), born in Whittier, California
  • 1961 Dina Bonnevie, Filipina actress (Beautiful Strangers; The Blood Sisters), born in 60) Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1961 Karen Velez, American Playboy playmate (December, 1984; 1985 Playmate of the Year), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • 1964 Bridget Fonda, American actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • 1966 Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
  • 1967 Bobby Deol, Indian actor
  • 1967 Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • 1967 Carrington Garland, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Patton Oswalt, American comedian, actor (The King of Queens; The Goldbergs) and writer, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1972 Guillermo, Mexican-born American TV personality
  • 1973 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
  • 1976 Clint Ford, American voice actor
  • 1976 Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer

Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike (44 years old)

1979 British actress (Gone Girl; An Education; A Private War; The Wheel of Time), born in London

  • 1984 Davetta Sherwood, American actress (The Young And The Restless, 2006 - "Lily"), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1987 Lily Donaldson, British model

Like NastyaLike Nastya (9 years old)

2014 born in Krasnodar Krai, Russia