Birthdays in Film & TV on January 28

ColetteColette (1873-1954)

French author, novelist (Gigi, La Vagabonde) and actress, born in Paris, France

  • 1880 Mary Boland, American comedienne and actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Lily (Theresa) Strickland, American composer of art songs, piano, and silent film music, and ethnomusicologist (The Music Courier), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1958)
  • 1908 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1910 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1914 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Seine (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), born in Holborn, London (d. 1996)
  • 1932 David Hennessy, Lord Windlesham, British peer and TV executive, Leader of the House of Lords (1973-4) (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Bill White, American baseball infielder (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1964; 7 × Gold Glove Award; St. Louis Cardinals), broadcaster (NY Yankees) and executive (NL President 1989-94), born in Lakewood, Florida
  • 1934 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
  • 1935 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Alan AldaAlan Alda (86 years old)

1936 American Emmy Award-winning actor and director (M*A*S*H - "Capt. 'Hawkeye' Pierce"; West Wing), born in NYC, New York

  • 1937 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1941 Joel Crothers, American actor (The Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • 1943 John Beck, American actor (Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Susan Howard, American actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli), born in Marshall, Texas
  • 1944 Bobby Ball [Harper], British comic, actor, singer and television host (Cannon and Ball; The Last of Summer Wine), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Barbi Benton [Klein], American Playboy model and actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!), born in New York City
  • 1954 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • 1957 Frank Skinner, English comedian
  • 1957 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
  • 1959 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-Australian film and television score composer (The Truman Show), born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany
  • 1959 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1960 John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
  • 1962 Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • 1965 Lynda Boyd, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1967 Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian
  • 1969 Kathryn Morris, American actress
  • 1969 Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
  • 1975 Terri Colombino, American Actress
  • 1976 Emiko Kado, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1976 Lee Ingleby, British actor
  • 1977 Joey Fatone, American pop singer (NSYNC - "Bye Bye Bye"), dancer, actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Brooklyn, New York

Elijah WoodElijah Wood (41 years old)

1981 American actor (The Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1986 Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • 1988 Henry Mortensen, American actor
  • 1998 Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family) and singer, born in Los Angeles, California