On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 9

  • 1898 Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), born in Rochdale, England (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Vilma Bánky, Austrian silent screen actress (The Eagle, Rebel), born in Nagydorog, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)

Person of interestRichard Nixon

1913 Richard Nixon, 37th US President (Republican 1969-74) and actor, born in Yorba Linda, California (d. 1994)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1915 Anita Louise, American actress (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1915 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), born in Brixton, London (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Lee Van Cleef, American actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY), born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestBob Denver

1935 Bob Denver, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2005)

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 1935 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Aad Kosto, Dutch politician, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • 1939 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1940 Jimmy Boyd, American singer & actor (Howard-Bachelor Father), born in Jayess, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • 1942 K. Callan, American actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1943 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Leo Gullotta, Italian actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), born in Catania, Italy
  • 1950 David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], American singer-songwriter & actor (Hot! Hot! Hot!), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1955 J. K. Simmons, American actor (Whiplash), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1956 Kimberly Beck Hilton, American actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • 1956 Imelda Staunton, British actress (Finding Your Feet, Maleficent), born in Archway, London
  • 1961 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1965 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1966 Candi Milo, American voice actress, born in Palm Springs, California
  • 1968 Joey Lauren Adams, American actress, born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1972 Sarah Beeny, English property developer & television presenter, born in Reading, United Kingdom
  • 1972 Angie Martinez, American radio & television personality, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood film director & actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1976 Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer, born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1978 Maggie Rizer, American model & AIDS activist, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1987 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor, born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • 1997 Lauryn McClain, American actress & singer, born in Decatur, Georgia