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 [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • 1895 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screen writer, born NYC, New York
  • 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, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1920 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • 1926 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • 1927 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Ingrid Thulin, Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
  • 1931 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • 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
  • 1956 Mimi Rogers, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 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 Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961 Karen Velez, playmate (December, 1984), born in Rockville Center, New York
  • 1961 Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • 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 Carrington Garland, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Bobby Deol, Indian actor
  • 1967 Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
  • 1969 Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer
  • 1970 Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality
  • 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
  • 1979 Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London
  • 1984 Davetta Sherwood, American actress
  • 1987 Lily Donaldson, British model