Birthdays in Film & TV on January 6

  • 1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
  • 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)
  • 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 (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)

Person of interestLoretta Young

1913 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2000)

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • 1913 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 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, bodybuildern 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
  • 1934 Sylvia Syms, English actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1938 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), (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, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • 1952 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1954 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954 Trudie Styler, English actress

Person of interestRowan Atkinson

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

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 1958 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1958 Scott Bryce, American actor ( As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer, born in London, England
  • 1961 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
  • 1964 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 1964 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • 1964 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1965 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • 1966 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  • 1968 John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
  • 1969 Norman Reedus, American model and actor (The Walking Dead), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1970 Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
  • 1970 Julie Chen, American television presenter
  • 1972 Shae Marks, playmate (May, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1976 Danny Pintauro, Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss)
  • 1977 Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
  • 1978 Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress
  • 1981 Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
  • 1981 Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
  • 1982 Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality

Person of interestEddie Redmayne

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

  • 1984 Kate McKinnon [Berthold] actress and comedian (Ghostbusters), born in Sea Cliff, New York
  • 1986 Irina Shayk. Russian model, born in Yemanzhelinsk, USSR