On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 29

  • 1852 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), born in Haimanalele, Ploiesti, Romania (d. 1912)
  • 1880 W C Fields [William Claude Dukenfield], actor (Bank Dick), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1887 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1909 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1961)
  • 1913 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1917 John Raitt, American stage and screen singer and actor (Carousel; Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)
  • 1918 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Anthony George, American aactor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • 1928 Peter Byrne, British director and actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby), born in West Ham, Essex
  • 1930 John Junkin, British actor and scriptwriter (A Hard Day's Night), born in Ealing, Middlesex (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Leslie Bricuse, British theater and film composer and lyricist ("Stop the World - I Want to Get Off; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), born in Pinner, Middlesex
  • 1934 Noel Harrison, British singer ("The Windmills of Your Mind"), and actor (Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - "Mark Slate"), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1942 Claudine Longet, French-American singer, actress, and former Mrs Andy Williams (1961-75), born in Paris, France
  • 1942 Robin Morgan, American poet, author, political theorist, academic, and former child actor (Dagmar-Mama), born in Lake Worth, Florida
  • 1943 Tony Blackburn, English radio DJ (Radio Caroline, BBC - 1st to broadcast), born in Guildford, England
  • 1944 Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)

Person of interestTom Selleck

1945 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1948 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1948 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • 1950 Ann Jillian, American actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1952 Tim Healy, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet), born in Benwell, England
  • 1953 Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
  • 1953 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, born in Baozhong Township, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • 1953 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestOprah Winfrey

1954 Oprah Winfrey, American TV talk show host and actress (The Oprah Winfrey Show, Colour Purple), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 1958 Judy Norton-Taylor, American actress (Mary Ellen - The Waltons), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1960 Matthew Ashford, American actor (Days of Our Lives - "Jack Devaraux"), born in Davenport Iowa
  • 1960 Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
  • 1962 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • 1968 Edward Burns, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Sora Jung, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1970 Heather Graham, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1975 Kelly Packard, American actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1975 Sara Gilbert, American actress (Darlene Conner-Roseanne), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1976 Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Russian-Soviet model, born in Saratov, Russia
  • 1976 Charles Divins, American model & actor, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1977 Justin Hartley, American actor (Smallville, This Us), born in Knoxville, Illinois
  • 1979 Andrew Keegan, American actor (Step by Step, Party of Five), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 April Scott, American actress & model, born in Campbell, Missouri
  • 1980 Jason James Richter, American actor (Free Willy), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1980 Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress & model, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • 1981 Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1982 Heidi Mueller, American actress (Passions), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1985 Isabel Lucas, Australian actress, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1986 Drew Tyler Bell, American actor, born in Indiana
  • 1996 Megan Jossa, English actress, born in Eltham, London