Birthdays in Film & TV on January 6

  • 1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author, born in Edo, Japan (d. 1894)
  • 1874 Fred Niblo, American film actor, director, and producer (Ben-Hur, The Mark of Zorro), born in York, Nebraska (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Tom Mix [Thomas Hezikiah Mix], American silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), born in Mix Run, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1892 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1895 Tom Fadden, American stage and screen character actor (It's a Wonderful Life; Broken Arrow; Cimarron City), born in Bayard, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Billy Greene, American actor (Single Room Furnished, One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Phyllis Haver, American silent screen actress (What Price Glory), born in Douglass, Kansas (d. 1960)
  • 1901 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1903 Francis L. Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1903 Stanley Smith, American actor and singer (King of Jazz; Soup to Nuts; Good News), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1911 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Danny Thomas, American comedian (Danny Thomas Show), born in Deerfield, Michigan (d. 1991)

Loretta YoungLoretta Young (1913-2000)

American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 1913 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1916 David Bruce [Marden Andrew McBroom], American actor (The Mad Ghoul, Flying Tigers), born in Kankakee, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1926 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France (d. 1990)
  • 1930 Victor "Vic" Tayback, American actor (Mel Sharples-"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1931 P J Kavanagh [Patrick Joeseph], British poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 1934 Sylvia Syms, English actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in Woolwich, London
  • 1938 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, American actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Pepé Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
  • 1952 Armelia McQueen, American actress, born in Montgomery County, North Carolina
  • 1952 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor, born in Siculiana, Italy
  • 1952 Larry Booker (Moondog Spot), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), born in Louisiana, United States (d. 2003)
  • 1954 Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954 Trudie Styler, English actress, born in Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
  • 1954 Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer, born in Sumoto, Hyōgo, Japan

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson (68 years old)

1955 English comedian and actor (Mr Bean; Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

  • 1955 Sandra Bernhard, American actress (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1958 Scott Bryce, American actor (As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1960 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer, born in London, England
  • 1960 Paul Azinger, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA C'ship 1993, 12 PGA Tour titles), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Howie Long, American NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer, born in Veracruz, Mexico
  • 1965 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1966 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1968 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • 1969 Norman Reedus, American model and actor (The Walking Dead), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1970 Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • 1970 Julie Chen, American television presenter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Yukana, Japanese voicer actress & singer, born in Futtsu, Japan
  • 1976 Danny Pintauro, American actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss), born in Milltown, New Jersey
  • 1978 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1981 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1981 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne (41 years old)

1982 English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1982 Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality, born in Utica, New York
  • 1984 Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian (Ghostbusters), born in Sea Cliff, New York
  • 1986 Irina Shayk, Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR
  • 1994 Catriona Gray, Filipino-Australian beauty queen (Miss Universe, 2018), born in Cairns, Queensland, Australia