Birthdays in Film & TV on January 7

  • 1873 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • 1896 Arnold Ridley, British actor and dramatist (The Ghost Train, Dad's Army), born in Bath, England (d. 1984)
  • 1898 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1911 Butterfly McQueen, [Thelma], actress (Gone With the Wind), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1913 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1913 Shirley Ross, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1922 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), born in Naples, Italy

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1928 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

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  • 1929 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • 1929 Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Anne Schedeen, American actress
  • 1950 Erin Gray, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1950 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1955 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • 1956 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1957 Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • 1957 Reena Roy, Indian actress
  • 1958 Donna Rice, model/Gary Hart's lover, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960 David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark New Jersey
  • 1960 Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit Michigan
  • 1961 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
  • 1962 Hallie Todd, actress (Check is in the Mail)

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1964 Nicolas Cage, American actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon), born in Long Beach, California

  • 1966 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
  • 1967 Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster
  • 1969 David Yost, American actor
  • 1970 Doug E Doug [Douglas Bourne], American actor (Cosby, Cool Runnings), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Jennifer LeRoy, Craig CO, playmate (Feb, 1993)
  • 1977 Dustin Diamond, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell), born in San Jose, California
  • 1977 Michelle Behennah, British model
  • 1977 John Gidding, American architect and TV host (Designed to Sell)
  • 1979 Bipasha Basu, Indian model
  • 1979 Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress and model
  • 1988 Haley Bennett, American Singer and Actress
  • 1988 Robert Sheehan, Irish actor
  • 1990 Liam Aiken, American actor
  • 1990 Camryn Grimes, American actress, born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1991 Max Morrow, Canadian actor