Birthdays in Film & TV on January 4

  • 1870 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • 1877 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1877)
  • 1903 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Sterling Holloway, American actor (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (d. 1997)
  • 1927 Barbara Rush, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1930 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • 1930 Sorrell Booke, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932 Richard Stahl, actor (Howard-It's a Living), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1937 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1940 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
  • 1941 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • 1956 Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
  • 1958 Matt Frewer, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
  • 1958 Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • 1959 Denise Matthews "Vanity", singer (Prince protege) and actress (52 Pick Up), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1960 April Winchell, American actress
  • 1961 Lee Curreri, American actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • 1963 Dave Foley, actor and comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson on NewsRadio)
  • 1965 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • 1965 Yvan Attal, French actor and director
  • 1965 Rick Hearst, actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 1967 Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
  • 1969 Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Jeremy Licht, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1973 Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
  • 1977 IrĂ¡n Castillo, Mexican actress
  • 1980 Greg Cipes, American actor
  • 1980 Erin Cahill, American actress
  • 1982 Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
  • 1991 Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
  • 2000 Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress