Birthdays in Film & TV on January 31

  • 1884 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), born in Paris, France (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Eddie Cantor, American comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 1894 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Tallulah Bankhead, American stage and film actress (Lifeboat, They Knew What They Wanted.), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Carey Loftin, American actor (The Deer Hunder, The Goonies), born in Blountstown Florida (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1921 John Agar, American actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1922 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Joanne Dru [LaCock], American actress (Red River, All the King's Men), born in Logan, West Virginia (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Eddie Ryder, American actor (General Hospital, Up Yours), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
  • 1929 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls),born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1930 Lynn Carlin [Mary Lynn Reynolds], American actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15, Faces), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934 James Franciscus, Clayton Mo, actor (Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter)
  • 1937 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
  • 1940 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
  • 1941 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • 1942 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • 1946 Glynn Turman, American actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Jonathan Banks, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949 Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
  • 1959 Kelly Lynch, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy), born in Golden Walley Minnesota
  • 1959 Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor (Criminal Justice, Without a Trace), born in Adelaide
  • 1963 John Dye, Amory Mass, actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel)
  • 1967 Joey Wong, Taiwanese Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Ghost Story), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1970 Rachel Jean Marteen, playmate (Aug, 1995), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Minnie Driver, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
  • 1971 Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)
  • 1971 Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
  • 1971 Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1973 Portia de Rossi, Australian actress
  • 1975 Preity Zinta, Indian actress
  • 1977 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
  • 1977 Kate Shindle, American actress
  • 1977 Kerry Washington, American actress (Scandal), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1980 James Adomian, American actor
  • 1980 Tiffany Limos, American actress
  • 1981 Sergio D. Acosta, Chicano Filmmaker

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1981 Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter and actor (Sexyback, My Love), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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  • 1982 Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host
  • 1983 James Sutton, British television actor