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, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)

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

Actress Loretta Young
Loretta Young
  • 1913 Tom Brown, American actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 1914 David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • 1926 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • 1930 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1938 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
  • 1952 Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 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

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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 New York City
  • 1960 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
  • 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
  • 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

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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